StartupBlink has released the 2019 edition of its Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report, which encompasses 1,000 cities and 100 countries across the world. This is the first StartupBlink report that aims to track both momentum and trends within the global startup ecosystem. StartupBlink’s algorithm analyzes tens of thousands of data points. Data is coming from the company’s community of 50,000 members as well as from such partners as Crunchbase and SimilarWeb. The ranking is based on criteria related to the quantity, the quality and the business environment of each ecosystem at the country or city level.
The US leads the country ranking, far ahead of any other country. Then come the UK, Canada, Israel and Australia, immediately followed by a range of European countries. Among them is Russia, ranked 15th, up from 18th place in the previous, 2017 ranking.
Russia is ahead of India (17th place), South Korea (19th), Singapore (21st) and Japan (23rd) – but behind its small neighbors Finland (12th) and Estonia (13th).
HSE (Higher School of Economics)