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Australia Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
1st
0
in Australia and Oceania
Global Ranking
8th
+
1
worldwide
Population
26.1
million

top industries
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Ecommerce & Retail
#3 worldwide
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Fintech
#6 worldwide
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Software and Data
#6 worldwide

notable startups
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ecosystem description

The Australia Startup Ecosystem is World’s Leading Innovation Hubs, ranked at number 8 globally, and shows a positive momentum 1 spots since 2021. Australia also ranks at number 1 for startups in Australia and Oceania.

There are 15 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Australia and the top ranked city in Australia is Sydney at 38 globally. Sydney is followed by Melbourne at 42 and Brisbane at 101.

Australia is an ideal place to locate for Ecommerce & Retail, Fintech and Software and Data startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 594 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Australia, 230 Fintech startups in Australia and 195 Software and Data startups in Australia, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 1830 startups in Australia, 19 accelerators in Australia, 60 coworking spaces in Australia, 64 organizations in Australia and 2 leaders in Australia.

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Melanie Perkins is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Canva. Perkins is one of the youngest female CEO's of a tech start-up valued over A$1 billion. As of 2020, Perkins was the third richest woman in Australia. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Australia Ranked by StartupBlink

StartupBlink ranks the startup ecosystems of 100 countries and 1,000 cities. Download our latest Global Ecosystem Report.
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Global Rank & ChangeTotal ScoreQuantity ScoreQuality ScoreBusiness Score
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38th
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2
20.490
3.98
12.87
3.64
2nd
0
42nd
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3
17.142
2.85
10.65
3.64
3rd
0
101st
+
11
7.151
1.04
2.47
3.64
4th
0
166th
+
9
4.810
0.48
0.69
3.64
5th
0
239th
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41
3.248
0.46
0.24
2.55
6th
0
243rd
+
6
3.118
0.49
0.18
2.45
7th
0
355th
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86
1.495
0.18
0.15
1.17
8th
0
367th
-
91
1.414
0.18
0.12
1.11
9th
+
1
543rd
-
79
0.616
0.08
0.06
0.48
10th
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1
622nd
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183
0.475
0.06
0.04
0.37
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