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Startup Genome Ranks The World’s Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way


Tech Crunch Rip Empson Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Today, the Startup Genome released the first half of its massive 160-page report on the world’s top startup ecosystems. Of the many moving parts of the report, the most noteworthy (and potentially controversial) is it’s so-called Startup Ecosystem Index, which ranks the world’s top 20 startup ecosystems, a la college football.

Below you’ll find eight insights into the comparative data intended to get entrepreneurs, founders and the industry at large to consider what’s working and what isn’t, which is then followed by the actual rankings. Readers can find more on how the report defines its terms in our coverage here or on the project’s blog here. There’s also a glossary here.





Here are the top 20, in order:

  1. Silicon Valley
  2. Tel Aviv
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Seattle
  5. New York City
  6. Boston
  7. London
  8. Toronto
  9. Vancouver
  10. Chicago
  11. Paris
  12. Sydney
  13. Sao Paulo
  14. Moscow
  15. Berlin
  16. Waterloo (Canada)
  17. Singapore
  18. Melbourne
  19. Bangalore
  20. Santiago


Continue to full article and learnings:  here