Starting a business is a risky move, and the 'Science of Startups' infographic makes the case that there is gold in where you launch. Taking tips from real estate, the mantra follows: location, location, location!

There are so many factors to consider in starting up. To help you along the way in your decision, the graph maps out the startup scene in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. By including decision-making metrics such as average employee compensation and placement, past investments funded, rent, vacancy, transportation ease, as well as holistic, qualitative comments, a comprehensive picture is formed. The cities of San Mateo, San Francisco, Mountain View, San Jose, PA Downtown and Stanford Park are among the areas covered.

If you're thinking of taking the plunge, this diagram is a must-see.