The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021

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 Ha,Anthony.”With $100M in funding, Playco is already a mobile gaming unicorn”, Tech Crunch, 21 September 2020, https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/21/playco-launch-funding/

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 “These Japanese Startups Are Powering Space Development”, Forbes, 18 May 2021, https://www.forbes.com/sites/japan/2021/03/18/these-japanese-startups-are-powering-space-development/?sh=3406c15514a5

 Etherington, Darrell. “Space startup Gitai raises $17.1M to help build the robotic workforce of commercial space”, Tech Crunch, 1 March 2021, https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/28/space-startup-gitai-raises-17-1m-to-help-build-the-robotic-workforce-of-commercial-space/

 Werner, Debra.”Axelspace raises $24 million in Series C round”, SpaceNews, 13 May 2021, https://spacenews.com/axelspace-series-c-round/

 “How Japan’s Fintechs Are Unleashing Innovation And Fighting Poverty”, Forbes, 9 March 2021, https://www.forbes.com/sites/japan/2021/03/09/how-japans-fintechs-are-unleashing-innovation-and-fighting-poverty/?sh=5c6e38513dca

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Lewis, Sharon. “Japanese Biotech Startup BitBiome Raises US$6.6M Series B”, Jumpstart, 2 September 2020, https://www.jumpstartmag.com/japanese-biotech-startup-bitbiome-raises-us6-6m-series-b/

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 Mascarenhas, Natasha.”SoftBank earmarks $100 million for Miami-based startups”, Tech Crunch, 29 January 2021, https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/28/softbank-launches-a-100-million-fund-for-miami-based-startups/

 Esnal, Charly.”AN ENTREPRENEURS GUIDE TO MIAMI’S STARTUP ECOSYSTEM”, Base Miami, 27 August 2020, https://www.base.miami/blog/an-entrepreneurs-guide-to-miamis-startup-ecosystem

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 “Knight Foundation invests $15M in FIU, UM, Baptist Health to expand Miami’s tech talent, accelerate innovation” Knight Foundation, 24 February 2021, https://knightfoundation.org/press/releases/knight-foundation-invests-15m-in-fiu-um-baptist-health-t...

Dahlberg, Nancy.“MIAMI-BASED MEDTECH STARTUP HERU, A BASCOM PALMER SPIN-OUT, RAISES A $30 MILLION SERIES A”, Refresh Miami, 20 May 2021, https://www.refreshmiami.com/miami-based-medtech-startup-heru-a-bascom-palmer-spin-out-raises-a-30-million-series-a/

 “Rapha Capital Management Announces First Managed Venture Fund Focused on Investment in Early-Stage Biotech Startups”, CISION, 15 April 2021, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rapha-capital-management-announces-first-managed-venture-fund-focused-on-investment-in-early-stage-biotech-startups-301269313.html

 Murphy, Karen.”Crypto Company Blockchain.com moves U.S. headquarters to Miami” The Capitolist, 3 June 2021, https://thecapitolist.com/crypto-company-blockchain-com-moves-u-s-headquarters-to-miami/

 Murphy, Karen. “Miami Mayor sees results in efforts to draw fintech businesses to the ‘Magic City’”, The Capitolist, 9 June 2021, https://thecapitolist.com/miami-mayor-sees-results-in-efforts-to-draw-fintech-businesses-to-the-magic-city/

 Portero, Ashley. “Blockchain-focused venture capital group Borderless Capital will move headquarters to Miami”, South Florida Business Journal, 2 june 2021, https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2021/06/02/borderless-capital-moving-to-miami.html

Akhtar, Tanzeel. “Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Leads $5.3M Round for Web 3 Startup QuickNode”, Coin Desk, 27 May 2021, https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/05/27/reddits-alexis-ohanian-leads-53m-round-for-web-3-startup-quicknode/

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 Avery,Dan.”N.Y.C. now largest U.S. city to grant LGBTQ businesses access to minority contracts”, NBC News, 20 January 2021, https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/n-y-c-now-largest-u-s-city-grant-lgbtq-n1254782

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 Chowdhry, Amit. “Dataminr: $475 Million Funding And $4.1 Billion Valuation”, Pulse 2.0, 2 April 2021, https://pulse2.com/dataminr-475-million-funding-and-4-1-billion-valuation/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 Ben-Hutta, Gabriellla. “WorkFusion raises $220 million”, Coverager, 10 March 2021, https://coverager.com/workfusion-raises-220-million/

 Duetscher, Maria. “New $120M round doubles AI startup ASAPP’s valuation to $1.6B”, Silicon Angle, 19 May 2021, https://siliconangle.com/2021/05/19/new-120m-round-doubles-ai-startup-asapps-valuation-1-6b/

“AI Summit New York 2021”, IBM, https://www.ibm.com/events/QDQS45ES

 “SecurityScorecard Raises $180 Million in Series E Financing Round to Make Security Ratings Mainstream”, CISION, 18 March 2021, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securityscorecard-raises-180-million-in-series-e-financing-round-to-make-security-ratings-mainstream-301249868.html

 “NYCEDC and Jerusalem Venture Partners Launch Accelerator Program positioning New York City as the Global Capital for Cyber Innovation”, NYC EDC, 3 February 2020, https://edc.nyc/press-release/nycedc-and-jerusalem-venture-partners-launch-accelerator-program-positioning

 “NYC Doubles Life Sciences Bet to $1B”, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, 11 June 2021, https://www.genengnews.com/news/nyc-doubles-life-sciences-bet-to-1b/

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 Ayers, Rebecca. “Payment technology company DailyPay nabs $500M capital”, FinLedger, 19 May 2021, https://finledger.com/2021/05/19/payment-technology-company-dailypay-nabs-500m-capital/

“Paxos Raises $300M in Series D Funding; at $2.4 Billion Valuation”, Startup Around , 30 April 2021, https://startuparound.com/read/1619750428.3810096/Paxos-Raises-$300M-in-Series-D-Funding;-at-$2.4-Billion-Valuation

 “New York barclays Accelerator Powered By Techstars”, Techstars, https://www.techstars.com/accelerators/barclays-new-york

 “Redefining the Future of Fintech”, FinTech Innovation Lab, https://www.fintechinnovationlab.com/

 “A Recovery for All of Us: New York City Announces Concierge Service to Slash Red Tape for Small Businesses”, nyc.gov, 21 June 2021, https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/456-21/recovery-all-us-new-york-city-concierge-service-slash-red-tape-small

 “NYC Is Talent” NYC EDC, 12 April 2021, https://edc.nyc/article/nyc-talent

 “Emerging Tech”, NYC EDC, https://edc.nyc/industry/emerging-tech

 “SBA SUPPORTS PROGRAM TO ASSIST WOMEN AND MINORITY ENTREPRENEURS WITH SBIR GRANTS”, Innovate Mississippi, https://www.innovate.ms/sba-supports-program-to-assist-women-and-minority-entrepreneurs-with-sbir-grants/

 “INNOVATE MISSISSIPPI INTRODUCES WOMEN AND MINORITY ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND LAUNCH FUND”, Innovate Mississippi, https://www.innovate.ms/innovate-mississippi-introduces-women-and-minority-entrepreneur-development-program-and-launchfund/

 “INNOVATE MISSISSIPPI WELCOMES 28 FOUNDERS TO 2021 WOMEN AND MINORITY ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM”, Innovate Mississippi, https://www.innovate.ms/innovate-mississippi-welcomes-28-founders-to-2021-women-and-minority-entrepreneurial-development-program/

 “Helping Mississippi Companies Compete in SBIR and STTR”, MS-FAST, https://www.otm.msstate.edu/sites/www.otm.msstate.edu/files/MS-FAST_Program.pdf

 Rhinehart,Charlene.“MEET THE BLACK WOMAN TRANSFORMING 12 ABANDONED ACRES INTO $25 MILLION TECH HUB IN MISSISSIPPI”,Balck Enterprise, 6 March 2021, https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-woman-transforming-abandoned-acres-tech-hub-mississippi/?test=prebid

 “CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI ANGEL FUND TO INVEST IN HIGH-GROWTH STARTUPS”, Innovate Mississippi, https://www.innovate.ms/central-mississippi-angel-fund-to-invest-in-high-growth-startups/

 “THE MISSISSIPPI SEED FUND INVESTS IN FIVE GROWING MISSISSIPPI COMPANIES IN Q1 2021”,Innovate Mississippi, https://www.innovate.ms/the-mississippi-seed-fund-invests-in-five-growing-mississippi-companies-in-q1-2021/

 “MISSISSIPPI SEED FUND”, Innovate Mississippi,https://www.innovate.ms/mississippi-seed-fund/

“2021 MISSISSIPPI ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM HIGHLIGHTS THE STATE’S INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM”, Innovate Mississippi, https://www.innovate.ms/2021-mississippi-entrepreneurship-forum-highlights-the-innovation-ecosystem/

 “MSU Startup Summit 2021”, Mississippi State University Centre for Entrepreneurship & Outreach, https://ecenter.msstate.edu/summit/

 Jackson, Miss. “C SPIRE FOUNDATION COMMITS $1 MILLION TO HELP FUND COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION”, Innovate Mississippi, 7 January 2021, https://www.innovate.ms/c-spire-foundation-commits-1-million-to-help-fund-computer-science-education/

 Bursztynsky, Jessica. “Uber sells its self-driving unit to Aurora”, CNBC News, 7 December 2020, https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/07/uber-sells-atg-self-driving-unit-to-aurora-.html

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 “[email protected] Innovative Solutions for a Changing Market”, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, https://www.frankfurt-school.de/en/home/about/entrepreneurship

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“#SafariFRM”, Startup Safari Frankfurt, https://frankfurt.startupsafari.com/ 

“Frankfurt Euro Finance Summit”, dfv-Euro Finance Group, https://www.dfv-eurofinance.com/konferenzen/frankfurt-euro-finance-summit-2021/facts-figures

 “Deutsche Börse and Commerzbank jointly invest in new digital marketplaces of the future”Deutsche Borse Group, 29 April 2021, https://deutsche-boerse.com/dbg-en/media/press-releases/Deutsche-B-rse-and-Commerzbank-jointly-invest-in-new-digital-marketplaces-of-the-future-2629326

 Hamilton,Alex.”Deutsche Börse and Commerzbank team up to support DLT firm 360X”, Fintech Futures, 4 May 2021, https://www.fintechfutures.com/2021/05/deutsche-borse-and-commerzbank-team-up-to-support-dlt-firm-360x/

 “FINTECH & CYBERSECURITY”, De-Hub,Digital Ecosystems, https://www.de-hub.de/en/the-hubs/frankfurtdarmstadt/#startpage

 “CrowdDesk closes Series A for EUR 8.5 million”, Frankfurt Valley, 31 May 2021, https://frankfurtvalley.app/2021/05/31/crowddesk-closes-series-a-for-eur-8-5-million/

 “Frankfurt-Europe’s Business Hub”, Wirtschafts Foerderung Frankfurt, https://frankfurt-business.net/standort-frankfurt/branchenfokus/finanz-versicherungswirtschaft/fintech-hub/

 “Six startups and accelerators you should know in Darmstadt”, Frankfurt Valley, 1 November 2020, https://frankfurtvalley.app/2020/11/01/six-startups-and-accelerators-you-should-know-in-darmstadt/

 “European Cybersecurity Summit 2021”, Cloud Expo Europe, https://www.cloudexpoeurope.de/ceefsecurity

  “Launch of GreenTech Hub powered by TechQuartier and Finance in Motion” Tech Quartier, 27 June 2018, https://techquartier.medium.com/launch-of-greentech-hub-powered-by-techquartier-and-finance-in-motion-373938ff1145

 “Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany e.V”, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, https://www.frankfurt-school.de/en/home/international-advisory-services/region/europe/green-sustainable-finance-cluster

 “node.energy Secures €775K Financing”, FINSMES, 15 December 2017, https://www.finsmes.com/2017/12/node-energy-secures-e775k-financing.html

 “Launch of GreenTech Hub” Station FrankfurtRheinMain, 27 June 2018, https://station-frankfurt.de/2018/06/27/launch-of-greentech-hub/

 Hak, Andrea. “5 reasons why Germany is the best country for startups”, TNW News, 9 July 2020, https://thenextweb.com/news/5-reasons-why-germany-is-the-best-country-for-startups 

Menninger,Jörn. Herwarth,von Bittenfeld Paul. and Ferreira,Pedro.“The Complete Frankfurt Startup City Guide”, Start Us Magazine, 29 November 2017,https://magazine.startus.cc/complete-frankfurt-startup-city-guide/ 

“Welcome to the Sydney Startup Hub”, Sydney Startup Hub, https://sydneystartuphub.com/about 

“Sydney Startup Hub celebrates two years of success”, Sydney Startup Hub, 25 June 2020, https://sydneystartuphub.com/whats-happening/news/sydney-startup-hub-celebrates-two-years-of-success 

“Meet The Fempowered Cohort Of 2020!”,Fishburners, https://fishburners.org/startup-blog/meet-the-fempowered-cohort-of-2020/ 

“Ensuring Sydney's place as a global hub for quantum technology”, The University of Sydney, 7 December 2020, https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2020/12/07/sydney-quantum-academy-ensuring-sydney-as-global-hub-quantum-tech.html 

Withers, Stephen.”Airwallex plans Sydney engineering hub”, iTWire, 6 July 2021, https://itwire.com/strategy/airwallex-plans-sydney-engineering-hub.html 

Thomsen, Simon. “Australia’s new biggest VC fund is worth $500 million”, Startup Daily, 4 August 2020,https://www.startupdaily.net/2020/08/australias-new-biggest-vc-fund-is-worth-500-million/ 

Burroughs, Tim. “Australia's Employment Hero gets $35m Series D”, AVCJ, 2 March 2021, https://www.avcj.com/avcj/news/3023052/australias-employment-hero-gets-usd35m-series-d 

Tore, Ozgur. “Sydney Wins to Host A Tech Event in 2023”, FTN News, 17 February 2021, https://ftnnews.com/mice/41245-sydney-wins-to-host-a-tech-event-in-2023 

Thomsen, Simon. “Fintech lender Athena banks $90 million series D”, Startup Daily, 11 May 2021, https://www.startupdaily.net/2021/05/fintech-lender-athena-banks-90-million-series-d/

“Graphic Design Platform Canva Reaches $15 Billion Valuation”,Lexology, 23 June 2021, https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=395c7e20-dcda-4527-a27d-d3d1f101d8ad 

Riley, Duncan. “Australian enterprise cybersecurity firm Kasada raises $10M”, Silicon Angle, 16 June 2020, https://siliconangle.com/2020/06/16/australian-enterprise-cybersecurity-firm-kasada-raises-10m/ 

Sadler,Denham. “NSW budget underpins a tech-led recovery plan”Innovation Aus,18 November 2020,https://www.innovationaus.com/nsw-budget-underpins-a-tech-led-recovery-plan/ 

“Affordable rentals set to increase in Sydney”, NSW Government News, 24 May 2021, https://www.nsw.gov.au/news/affordable-rentals-set-to-increase-sydney 

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Naeem Paracha, Zubair. “Startup Istanbul launches a $10 million fund to invest in pre-seed startups”, MenaBytes, 8 December 2020, https://www.menabytes.com/startup-istanbul-fund/ 

Naeem Paracha, Zubair. “Turkish online furniture platform Vivense secures $130 million investment, plans expansion to UK” Menabytes, 16 July 2020, https://www.menabytes.com/vivense-130-million/ 

“GAMING ISTANBUL: The gaming Bridge of Eurasia”, GL Events, https://www.gl-events.com/en/gaming-istanbul 

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“Mapping The Istanbul Tech Ecosystem”, Endeavor Insights, October 2019, https://www.istka.org.tr/media/132458/mapping-the-istanbul-tech-ecosystem.pdf 

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Ali, Maryam. “Startup Istanbul to launch $10 million fund for pre-seed startups”, Startup Bahrain, 13 December 2020, https://www.startupbahrain.com/news/startup-istanbul-to-launch-10-million-fund-for-pre-seed-startups/ 

Naeem Paracha, Zubair. “Turkish ultrafast grocery delivery app now valued at $2.6 billion with $300 million in fresh funds”, Menabytes, 27 March 2021, https://www.menabytes.com/getir-2-6-billion/ 

Sezer, Can. “Turkey's Getir raises $555 mln as quick-delivery funding booms” Reuters, 4 June 2021, https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/turkish-delivery-firm-getir-raises-555-mln-sets-sights-us-market-2021-06-04/ 

Sirt, Timur. “Billion-dollar Turkish gaming ventures loom large on horizon”, Daily Sabah, 26 March 2021, https://www.dailysabah.com/business/tech/billion-dollar-turkish-gaming-ventures-loom-large-on-horizon 

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“US giant Zynga buys another Turkish game maker Rollic for $168 million”, Daily Sabah, 6 August 2020, https://www.dailysabah.com/business/tech/us-giant-zynga-buys-another-turkish-game-maker-rollic-for-168-million 

“WePlay Ventures to invest in early-stage gaming startups“, We Play Ventures, https://www.weplayventures.com/weplay-ventures-to-invest-in-early-stage-gaming-startups/ 

“USTDA and Istanbul Partner to Support Transportation Infrastructure”, USTDA, 22 September 2020, https://ustda.gov/ustda-and-istanbul-partner-to-support-transportation-infrastructure-2/ 

“Istanbul-based logistics startup Yolda raises $1.9 million in seed round, applies sharing economy principles to freight forwarding”, tech.eu, 10 June 2021, https://tech.eu/brief/istanbul-based-logistics-startup-yolda-raises-1-9-million-applies-sharing-economy-principles-to-freight-forwarding/ 

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“Serbia has attracted over €34 billion of inward foreign direct investment since 2007.”, Razvojna Agencija Srbije,https://ras.gov.rs/invest-in-serbia/why-serbia/join-the-pool-of-the-successful 

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“The Serbian Tech Scene”, Tesla Nation, https://teslanation.org/the-serbian-tech-scene/ 

“2021 Data Science Conference Europe”, Data Science /Conference/, https://www.datasciconference.com/ 

“Belgrade Future Gaming Expo 2021”, 10times, https://10times.com/gaming-expo-european 

“International Conference on Machine and Industrial Design in Mechanical Engineering 2021”, 10times, https://10times.com/international-symposium-on-machine-and-industrial 

Dordevic, Nikola.” The Serbian gaming industry is on the cusp of a global breakthrough”, Emerging Europe, 10 May 2021, https://emerging-europe.com/business/the-serbian-gaming-industry-is-on-the-cusp-of-a-global-breakthrough/ 

Kuzmanova, Viktoria. “The Serbian game development industry continues to grow as sector revenues reach €120m”, The Recursive, 8 April 2021, https://therecursive.com/the-serbian-game-development-industry-continues-to-grow-as-sector-revenues-reach-e120m/

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“Serbia is Step Closer Towards Regulating Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies”, JPM Janković Popović Mitić, https://www.jpm.rs/serbia-is-step-closer-towards-regulating-blockchain-technology-and-cryptocurrencies/ 

“Conference of Leaders”, Serbian Blockchain Summit, https://www.cryptokonf.com/ 

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Hopkins,Valerie. “Belgrade’s fast-growing tech start-ups show Serbia’s ‘hunger for success”, Financial Times, 17 June 2020, https://www.ft.com/content/03f995f0-9c12-11ea-871b-edeb99a20c6e 

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“Regional Enterprise Plan to 2020 MID-EAST”, Government Of Ireland, https://drive.google.com/file/d/12nDgViyZrGU2T-gkhziLZhIF6_kbLpA6/view 

“EDUCATION & SKILLS IN IRELAND”, IDA Ireland, https://www.idaireland.com/invest-in-ireland/education-and-skills 

“QUALITY OF LIFE”, IDA Ireland, https://www.idaireland.com/invest-in-ireland/cost-of-living-ireland 

“Innovation and tech startups in Greater Copenhagen”, Copenhagen Capacity, https://www.copcap.com/set-up-a-business/innovation 

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“A FULL WEEK OF EVENTS SPREAD OVER THE WHOLE YEAR”, Copenhagen Fintech Week, https://cphfintechweek.com/ 

“About Danish Startup Group”, Danish Startup Group, https://www.danishstartupgroup.com/about-dsg/ 

“Sustainable PropTech Companies To Receive €200m of Funding” ThisWeekInFM.com, 10 Mrch 2021, https://www.twinfm.com/article/sustainable-proptech-companies-to-receive-200m-of-funding 

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Fabricius, Aya. “Danish Proptech Report 2021 - out now!”, Proptech Denmark, 11 February 2021, https://www.proptechdk.dk/proptech-insights/new-proptech-report-2021-frbde 

“The Hub:PropTech Denmark”, PropTech Denmark, https://thehub.io/startups/proptech-denmark 

“About”, PropTech Denmark, https://www.proptechdk.dk/about 

“Danish National Cluster for Life Science and Welfare Technology Opens for Entirely New Growth Opportunities”, Faculty Of Health and Medical Sciences, University Of Copenhagen, 24 September 2020,https://healthsciences.ku.dk/newsfaculty-news/2020/09/danish-national-cluster-for-life-science-and-welfare-technology-opens-for-entirely-new-growth-opportunities/

“The Novo Nordisk Foundation establishes BioInnovation Institute as an independent foundation to provide long-term and ambitious support for innovation in life sciences” CISION, 8 December 2020,https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/the-novo-nordisk-foundation-establishes-bioinnovation-institute-as-an-independent-foundation-to-provide-long-term-and-ambitious-support-for-innovation-in-life-sciences-813483549.html 

The Growth Story of Danish Fintech lead by Fintech Mapping”, Business Insights, 7 April 2021, https://www.businessinsights.dk/copenhagen-fintech/the-growth-story-of-danish-fintech-lead-by-fintech-mapping/ 

Paul, Binu. “Infosys partners with Copenhagen Fintech to tap into the Nordic market”, Techcircle, 20 April 2021, https://www.techcircle.in/2021/04/20/infosys-partners-with-copenhagen-fintech-to-tap-into-the-nordic-market 

“Copenhagen Fintech collabs with Infosys to strengthen connections across innovation ecosystem”, IIFL Securities, 19 April 2021, https://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/copenhagen-fintech-collabs-with-infosys-to-strengthen-connections-across-innovation-ecosystem-121041900198_1.html 

“Launch your startup in Denmark”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Of Denmark, Invest In Denmark, https://investindk.com/our-services/start-up-denmark 

“Innovation and tech startups in Greater Copenhagen”, Copenhagen Capacity, https://www.copcap.com/set-up-a-business/innovation 

“An entrepreneur’s guide to Copenhagen’s thriving startup scene”, TNW News, 18 October 2019, https://thenextweb.com/news/an-entrepreneurs-guide-to-copenhagens-thriving-startup-scene 

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“ABOUT”, #AARSOME, https://www.aarsome.com/about 

“What is Venture Cup Denmark?”Venture Cup Denmark, https://venturecup.dk/about-us/ 

“Do business with Aarhus”, Business Aarhus, https://citybrand.aarhus.dk/media/36053/2019-05-28_do_business_with_aarhus_.pdf 

“Why Aalborg?”, Invest In Alborg, https://investinaalborg.dk/why-aalborg/ 

“About DTU Skylab”, DTU Skylab, https://www.skylab.dtu.dk/About/About-DTU-Skylab 

“Robotics”, Invest in Odense, https://investinodense.dk/robotics/ 

“The State of the Robotics Investment Landscape”, Odense Seed and Venture, August 2020, https://www.odenseseedandventure.dk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/The-State-of-the-Robotics-Investment-Landscape-Odense-Seed-and-Venture.pdf 

“Life Science”, Business Aarhus, 23 April 2019, https://businessaarhus.dk/eng/sectors/life-science/ 

Otmani, Malin. “The Danish Life Science Cluster has officially been established”, Nordic Life Science News, 18 March 2021, https://nordiclifescience.org/the-danish-life-science-cluster-has-officially-been-established/ 

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“KYOTO STARTUP SUMMER SCHOOL”, Kyoto Startup Summer School, https://www.kyotostartupschool.org/ 

“Notion Labs SuccessStory”, Success Story, https://successstory.com/companies/notion 

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“Introduction”,Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO(ASTEM), https://www.astem.or.jp/en/ 

“Start Up Visa Kyoto”, JETRO KYOTO, April 2020, https://drive.google.com/file/d/14hEuKoL-9yT_8O7V8oVqtgMYXo4fmbt1/view

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“Makers Boot Camp and FabFoundry plan to join forces to create Monozukuri Ventures, offering comprehensive support to hardware startups, out from Kyoto and New York”, Monozukuri Ventures, 15 January 2020, https://monozukuri.vc/makers-boot-camp-and-fabfoundry-join-forces/ 

“OUR MISSION”,Innovation Hub Kyoto, https://www.ihk.med.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/mission 

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“Greeting”, Phoenix, https://www.phoenixi.co.jp/en/about/greeting/ 

“KyotoU startup Enishia wins top prize from Japan’s ICT ministry: Award ceremony held 9 July at Phoenixi’s incubator Toberu”, Phoenixi, 10 July 2020, https://www.phoenixi.co.jp/en/post-en/2129/ 

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“The Basque Country, one of the regions with the best reputation for doing business.”, Grupo Spri Taldea, https://www.spri.eus/en/invest-in-the-basque-country/ 

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“Torino Reshoring”, Torino City Lab, https://www.torinocitylab.it/en/torino-reshoring 

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Coppolella, Luca.”Casa delle tecnologie emergenti is ready to accelerate 100 startups in Turin”, Torino Tech Map, 27 February 2021, https://torinotechmap.it/en/la-casa-delle-tecnologie-emergenti-e-pronta-ad-accelerare-100-startup-a-torino/ 

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Jogner Berlin, Zazkia.”DID YOU KNOW? SRI LANKA IS A MAJOR INNOVATION AND STARTUP HUB”, Renaissance Sri Lanka, 28 April 2021, https://www.renasl.org/3776/did-you-know-episode-3-the-rise%E2%80%AFof-innovation-and-start-up-culture-in-sri-lanka%E2%80%AF%E2%80%AF/ 

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“About Conference”, Bengaluru Tech Summit 2021, https://www.bengalurutechsummit.com/conference.php#About-Conference 

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“Razorpay announces $160Mn fundraise from GIC, Sequoia and others, valuation tops $3 Billion”, Startup Around, 19 April 2021, https://startuparound.com/read/1618818007.9544528/Razorpay-announces-$160Mn-fundraise-from-GIC,-Sequoia-and-others,-valuation-tops-$3-Billion 

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Ndichu, David.”Flat6Labs Bahrain graduates eight startups in latest funding cycle”, Gulf Business, 22 February 2021, https://gulfbusiness.com/flat6labs-bahrain-graduates-eight-startups-in-latest-funding-cycle/ 

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Liang,Hong. “Singapore tops international shipping centre index for 7th year running”, Seatrade Maritime News, 13 July 2020, https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/finance-insurance/singapore-tops-international-shipping-centre-index-7th-year-running 

Merani, Megha. “Dubai Startup Hub Launches Revamped Market Access Program For Startups And SMEs”,Entrepreneur Middle East, 22 October 2019, https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341182 

Merani,Megha. “Emirati Development Programme: ‘My Startup Went From Idea Stage To A Platform With Customers In Less Than Two Months,’ Says Founder”, Dubai Startup Hub, 8 April 2020, https://www.dubaichamber.com/dubaistartuphub/emirati-development-programme-startup-went-idea-stage-platform-customers-less-two-months-says-founder/ 

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“City Announces Recipients of StartupPHL Venture Grants”, City Of Philadelphia, 25 July 2019, https://www.phila.gov/2019-07-25-city-announces-recipients-of-startupphl-venture-grants/ 

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Park,Andrea. “HealthVerity locks down $100M to grow real-world data management platform”, Fierce Biotech, 28 June 2021, https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/healthverity-locks-down-100m-series-d-to-grow-real-world-data-management-platform 

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Spencer Jones,Jonathan. “Artificial intelligence tool to monitor Chile’s electric system”, Smart Energy International, 29 November 2020, https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/energy-grid-management/artificial-intelligence-tool-to-monitor-chiles-electric-system/ 

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