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StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2019

Published on Friday, April 26, 2019
StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2019
StartupBlink has recently launched Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2019. The ranking is compiled using data from startups, accelerators and coworking spaces registered on its platforms as well as data received from global partners such as Crunchbase and SimilarWeb. The report has analysed the startup ecosystems of 1,000 cities and 100 countries

India's Position

According to the Report
India is one of this report’s happiest surprises. The country is now ranked 17th, a staggering 20 spot increase, as the World Bank dramatically upgrades its “Doing Business” score, supported by a growing entrepreneurial spirit throughout the country.

  • India has been placed at 17th rank this year which is 20 spots above the previous year's ranking of 37th spot.
  • The cities with the most vibrant startup ecosystems in India are Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai
  • The reason for India's improved position is the launch of 3800 new startups during the last year. Overall, Indian startups received $11 Bn of funding through 743 deals in 2018.
  • The sectors which received the most funding were: e-commerce; consumer services (hyperlocal) and fintech
  • The biggest round of funding in 2008 was of Swiggy’s Series H in which the food delivery service received $1 Bn in funding.
  • In StartupBlink’s cities ranking, six Indian entries made it to top 100. 
  • Bengaluru was at the top startup city in India at 11th
  • New Delhi was at the 18th spot and Mumbai stood at 29th rank.
  • Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune also made it to top 100.

Global Ranking

  • Since last year, there has been no change in rankings for the first 4 countries.
  • USA, UK, Canada, Israel secured the first four positions respectively.
  • These four countries are referred as "Big4" in the report
  • San Francisco strongly maintains its leading spot in the Cities Ranking
  • San Fransico is followed by New York, London, Los Angeles and Boston.

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