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The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020 (GSER 2020)

Ecosystem Deep Dives

Activation

Activation Phase ecosystems are characterized by a relatively low number of technology startups and low level of Startup Experience (founder know-how, limited advisors and mentors, etc.) For a full explanation and analysis of ecosystem lifecycle phases click here. You can find detailed methodology, metric definitions and references to our ecosystem research here.

Early-Globalization

Early-Globalization Phase ecosystems typically have 650-1,000 technology startups and attract resources (talent and capital) nationally (or regionally) through a series of successful $100 million+ exits. For a full explanation and analysis of ecosystem lifecycle phases click here. You can find detailed methodology, metric definitions and references to our ecosystem research here.

Late-Globalization

Late-Globalization Phase ecosystems typically have more than 1,000 technology startups and attract resources (talent and capital) nationally (or regionally) through a series of successful $100 million+ exits and/or a few billion-dollar deals (valuations and exits). For a full explanation and analysis of ecosystem lifecycle phases click here. You can find detailed methodology, metric definitions and references to our ecosystem research here.

Attraction

Attraction Phase ecosystems usually have more than 2,000 technology startups and attract resources (talent and capital) globally through a series of billion-dollar deals (valuations and exits). For a full explanation and analysis of ecosystem lifecycle phases click here. You can find detailed methodology, metric definitions and references to our ecosystem research here.

Integration

Integration Phase ecosystems have more than 3,000 technology startups and are at the centre of global connectivity and flow of knowledge. These ecosystems produce leading-edge business models and the skills necessary to achieve high Global Market Reach. For a full explanation and analysis of ecosystem lifecycle phases click here. You can find detailed methodology, metric definitions and references to our ecosystem research here.