The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021

North America Insights, Rankings & Ecosystem Pages

Key Findings

  • North America contributed more than 50% of global startup Ecosystem Value for the second year in a row.
  • North America saw a 20% increase in the number of exits above $50 million in 2020 and a 35% increase in the number of exits in excess of $100 million.
  • North America produced more than 60% of global unicorns in 2020.
  • Nine of the Top 20 Global Ecosystems are from North America.

The Top Performers are identified by applying our Global Ranking methodology within a specific region, while the Regional Challengers are identified using the Emerging Ecosystems methodology.