The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2023 (GSER 2023) is a comprehensive analysis of the current state of startup ecosystems worldwide. Now in its 11th year, the GSER provides insights into the world’s leading startup ecosystems, emerging trends, and key challenges facing entrepreneurs. It is based on extensive research and analysis of data from 3.5 million startups across 290 global ecosystems and over a decade of independent research and providing policy advice to more than 145 clients in over 50 countries to date.

With the GSER 2023, we hope to provide valuable perspective on the global startup landscape and actionable recommendations for entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and other stakeholders looking to drive innovation and economic growth even in these challenging times.

Key Insights from #GSER2023

  • Boston and Beijing have both slipped out of the top five to #6 and #7 respectively, losing two positions each. This has paved the way for Los Angeles to rise to #4 and Tel Aviv to #5, both gaining two spots.
  • Singapore has entered the top 10 for the first time, moving up an impressive 10 places to #8 from #18 in the GSER 2022, the biggest improvement in the rankings.
  • Miami has also made impressive progress, making it into the top 30 ecosystems at #23, an improvement of 10 positions from last year.
  • All major Chinese ecosystems dropped in the overall rankings: Shenzhen moved down 12 places, Beijing two, and Shanghai one, now standing at #35, #7, and #9 respectively.
  • Indian ecosystems continue to rise, with Mumbai leading the way by moving up five places to tied #31. Bengaluru-Karnataka and Delhi both moved up two places, to #20 and #24 respectively.
  • Melbourne has moved up an impressive six places from last year, to reach #33. The Australian ecosystem grew 43% in Ecosystem Value from the GSER 2022.
  • Zurich has made remarkable progress and risen 10 places from last year, entering the top 30 + runners-up at #36, and making the biggest year-on-year improvement in Europe.