London, Mumbai and Bangalore have featured among the many world’s prime startup hubs, in line with a complete rating of worldwide startup hubs compiled by Startup Genome for its annual World Startup Ecosystem Report 2021.
Regardless of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, London maintained its second-place rating tied with New York for the second yr in a row. Bangalore additionally ranked within the prime 30 international tech hubs (#23 globally) and Delhi made it into the highest 40 record, coming in at thirty sixth.
Mumbai maintained its first place within the Rising Ecosystems rating (ecosystems in earlier phases of progress which have excessive potential to be international performers sooner or later), outperforming different fast-growing ecosystems in areas of funding, efficiency, market analysis, and expertise.
Launched to coincide with London Tech Week, the biggest tech occasion in Europe, the report ranks the main 140 startup ecosystems primarily based on seven success elements together with Efficiency, Expertise and Connectedness.
The findings revealed that London is essentially the most engaging vacation spot to arrange a tech startup outdoors of Silicon Valley, with an total ecosystem worth of USD 142.7bn. London has risen up the league desk in the previous couple of years, climbing from quantity eight in 2012 when the primary rankings have been launched to quantity two in 2020. Silicon Valley held onto the highest spot this yr whereas Beijing and Boston got here in fourth and fifth respectively.
The analysis exhibits that Indian startups raised USD 12.1 billion within the first half of this yr, demonstrating the fast progress of India as a world hub for tech and innovation. As of August 2021, India has produced 24 unicorns in 2021, together with 6 in simply 4 days in April.
The town of Bengaluru and the encircling state of Karnataka can also be the world’s 4th largest expertise and innovation cluster and residential to greater than 400+ international R & D centres. Alongside Mumbai, plenty of different Indian hubs made it into the ‘Prime 100 Rising Ecosystems’ record, together with Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad.
The findings additionally revealed London is without doubt one of the finest cities on this planet for entry to funding and high quality and exercise within the funding ecosystem (referring to the variety of native buyers, investor expertise and their degree of exercise).
London has already seen file ranges of VC tech funding this yr, with the UK capital’s tech startups receiving USD 13.3bn within the first seven months (January to July), greater than the USD 10.9bn raised in the entire of 2020.
London’s spectacular begin to 2021 has been boosted by main funding rounds for Revolut (USD 800m), Checkout.com (USD 450m) and Hopin (USD 400m). Bangalore’s rating was additionally boosted by wholesome entry to progress capital, demonstrated by latest massive funding rounds from meals supply platform Swiggy (USD 1.3bn), social media firm ShareChat (USD 502m) and edtech agency Byju (USD 460m).
In contrast with different worldwide tech hubs, the analysis discovered that startups in London have entry to deeper swimming pools of capital, with a median seed spherical of USD 653k, forward of the worldwide common of USD 494k. London is presently house to over 1,370 VC corporations – greater than another European metropolis, offering entry to an enormous community of buyers and a depth of capital within the ecosystem.
Plenty of international funding corporations have additionally elevated their presence in London not too long ago, with Index Ventures asserting a USD 3.1bn fund for European start-ups in July and the information that Silicon Valley primarily based VC Sequoia Capital had expanded its footprint within the UK capital.
London can also be recognised for its world class expertise pool, with town rating extremely throughout the board for high quality and entry to Tech and Life Sciences expertise. With 4 of the world’s prime ten universities situated in or near London, town is house to 484k software program builders in addition to a excessive variety of Life Sciences-focused universities and diploma programmes.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan mentioned, “London is a improbable place to develop and scale a world tech enterprise. We rejoice the varied, worldwide nature of our tech ecosystem and it’s nice to see our thriving start-up neighborhood being recognised on this report.
London’s tech sector has a pivotal position to play as we rebuild from the pandemic, and I’m excited to be a part of London Tech Week to debate how our tech neighborhood can work with different start-up hubs to unravel international challenges. Within the face of Brexit and the worldwide pandemic, London has demonstrated its resilience and confirmed itself as soon as once more to be among the finest locations globally for tech improvements and start-ups.”
Janet Coyle, Managing Director Enterprise Development, London and Companions mentioned, “India and London have shared strengths in expertise, innovation and entrepreneurship and at this time’s report findings show the abundance of alternatives for Indian tech corporations trying to London for worldwide enlargement. For startups and excessive progress corporations contemplating international enlargement, London has entry to excessive ranges of funding, expertise and clients multi function metropolis. As one of many world’s main hub for innovation, there may be big alternative for London to collaborate with different fast-growing startup hubs like Bangalore and Mumbai.”
JF Gauthier, Founder & CEO of Startup Genome mentioned, “Entrepreneurs, policymakers, and neighborhood leaders in Asia have been working arduous to construct inclusive innovation ecosystems which might be engines of financial progress and job creation for all. The World Startup Ecosystem Report is the muse of information the place we, as a world community, come collectively to establish what insurance policies truly produce financial affect and in what context.”
Whereas the US and China have lengthy been thought-about the worldwide superpowers for startups and tech, the pandemic has accelerated the democratisation of startups, and Europe is rapidly cementing its place on the worldwide stage. The report exhibits Europe accounts for 17 per cent of the highest 30 ecosystems this yr, with London the one European metropolis to make the highest 10 record. Asian ecosystems additionally proceed to rise within the rankings, with Tokyo (from #15 to #9), Seoul (#20 to #16), Shenzhen (#22 to #19), Bengaluru (#26 to #23), and Hangzhou (#28 to #25) transferring forward.
Poppy Gustafsson, Founder and CEO at Darktrace, mentioned, “At Darktrace, we’re proud to be constructing on the UK’s wealthy heritage in tech and innovation. Being a part of the UK’s tech ecosystem affords us entry to an enormous community of buyers, researchers and expertise and has been instrumental in constructing a profitable AI enterprise and – particularly – advancing our main place in Self-Studying AI. I am thrilled to be an envoy for London Tech Week, a improbable alternative not solely to rejoice the UK’s achievements to this point, however to drive our trade ahead.”
The discharge of the most recent World Startup Ecosystem Report coincides with London Tech Week, bringing collectively the worldwide tech neighborhood to deal with how tech can remedy a number of the world’s most urgent challenges. Key audio system all through the week embody Hilary Clinton, former US Secretary of State, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Co-founder and CEO at Klarna, Alex Mahon, CEO at Channel 4 and Maria Raga, Founder and CEO at Depop.
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