Global Fintech Ecosystem Report 2020


A project like the Global Startup Ecosystem Report can only be realized with an enormous effort from both the project team and external supporters. Several partners have invested significant resources into the project. Numerous advisors, founders, investors, and industry experts have given us access to their knowledge, networks, and time because they support our vision and want to move their ecosystems and the whole startup sector forward. Startup Genome and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) would like to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to everyone who contributed to making this project possible.

Startup Genome Authors

JF Gauthier, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Marc Penzel, Founder and President
Stephan Kuester, Partner, Head of Ecosystem Strategy
Arnobio Morelix, Chief Innovation Officer
Michal Rozynek, Director of Research

Project Team

Startup Genome
JF Gauthier, Chief Executive Officer
Marc Penzel, President
Stephan Kuester, Head of Ecosystem Strategy
Arnobio Morelix, Chief Innovation Officer
Tricia Whitlock, Chief Operations Officer
Michal Rozynek, Director of Research
Rahul Chatterjee, Director of Operations
Adam Bregu, Director of Business Development & Partnerships
Farshad Fahimi, Lead Data Scientist & Machine Learning Expert
Patricia Russ, Manager, Business Dev.
Pranav Arya, Consultant
Akshat Agarwal, Manager, Research
Sama Siddiqui, Assistant Manager, Research
Utkarsh Jain, Business Analyst
Shreesh Dubey, Business Analyst
Poorva Mendiratta, Business Analyst
Dushyant Sharma, Data Analyst
Parshant Sharma, Data Custodian
Pavan Kumar, Asst. Business Dev. Manager
Shekhar Parihar, Process Lead of Lead Generation & CRM Support
Neha Thapliyal, Business Development Assistant
Marsbased, Website Development

Global Entrepreneurship Network
Jonathan Ortmans, President
Mark Marich, Executive Vice President
Buke Cuhadar, Vice President for Global Operations
Cristina Fernandez, Vice President for Policy and Research
Peter Komives, Vice President for Strategic Development
Susan Amat, Vice President for Education

Partners and Collaborators

Global Partners

Bella Private Markets: Provides actionable advice on private capital challenges. Combining rigorous academic approaches with real world industry expertise, our expert team focuses on complex, customized projects that require thorough analysis, whether quantitative or qualitative in nature, to help our clients assess or design strategies, improve performance, and chart winning strategies for the future.

CrunchBase: Everyday investors, journalists, founders, and the global business community turn to CrunchBase for information on startups and the people behind them. Provides data-driven intelligence on high-growth companies.

TNW: TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and spaces. Primarily known for its media outlet and award-winning tech events, TNW also incorporates a co-working label, a global start-up database, and delivers custom innovation programs to corporates and governments.

Tech Nation (formerly Tech City UK): Empowers ambitious tech entrepreneurs through growth programs, digital entrepreneurship skills, a visa scheme for exceptional talent and by championing the UK digital sector through data, stories and media campaigns.

Startup Genome Network Members

Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Global Market

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Atlantic Canada


Belgrade & Novi Sad, Serbia
Digital Serbia Initiative
Cabinet of the Minister for Innovation and Technological Development

Busan, South Korea
Busan Metropolitan City
Busan Center for Creative Economy and Innovation,

Cairo, Egypt
Information Technology Industry Development Agency

Calgary, Canada
Platform Calgary
Calgary Economic Development

Copenhagen, Denmark
Digital Hub Denmark

Curitiba, Brazil

Edmonton, Canada
Innovate Edmonton
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

International Finance Corporation, IFC

Frankfurt, Germany

Georgia Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA)
World Bank

Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Business Hub

Houston, United States
Houston Exponential

National Research, Development and Innovation Office
Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem Development Authority

Kampala, Uganda
International Trade Centre, United Nations
Project Netherlands Trust Fund IV

Kerala, India
Kerala Startup Mission

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

London, United Kingdom
Tech Nation (formerly Tech City UK)

Manila, Philippines
Department of Trade and Industry
Trade Promotions Group (TPG)

Melbourne, Australia

Miami, United States
Knight Foundation

Mid-East Region Ireland
Meath Enterprise

Moldovan Association of ICT Companies (ATIC)

Montreal, Canada
Ville de Montréal
Real Ventures
Bonjour Startup Montréal
Montréal International

New South Wales, Australia
NSW Treasury

New York City, United States
New York City Economic Development Corporation

New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
JSC “Zerde” National infocommunication holding”

Ontario, Canada
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

DAI - Development Alternatives Incorporated
Innovative Private Sector Development: IPSD
World Bank

Québec City, Canada
Québec International

Rhineland, Germany
North-Rhine Westphalia State Government

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCPEA)
The General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises, Monshaat

Seoul, South Korea
Seoul Business Agency
Seoul Metropolitan Government

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

Enterprise Singapore

South East Asia
Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka
Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka

Taipei City, Taiwan
Taiwan Tech Arena

Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv Global

Telangana, India
T-Hub Foundation

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Western Denmark, Denmark
Digital Hub Denmark