The Startup Ecosystem of Austin

Austin has 907 startups in our sample database which represents about 3% of The United States’s sampled startups. Austin is the 8th best startup ecosystem in The United States.

CITY RANKING

While Austin decreased by 1 spot in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2023, its ranking in The United States remained stable at 8 nationally since 2022.

National Ranking

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Regional Ranking

8th
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In North America

Global Ranking

21st
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The Startup Ecosystem in Austin

Our startup ecosystem map for Austin includes a sample of 907 tech companies. We have identified as unicorns 14 startups that have passed the USD 1 billion valuations. Contributing to the vitality of this startup ecosystem are the 2 pantheon member entities. Get the Pro account for unrestricted insights on this ecosystem.

Global Rank

Austin is ranked within the top 30 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Austin’s startups excel particularly in Foodtech where it ranks 11 and in Social & Leisure, and Hardware & IoT. Find out more

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Startups

Notable Startups in Austin
The Daily Dot startup icon
The Daily Dot
WP Engine startup icon
WP Engine
SamCart startup icon
SamCart

Startups

Successful Foodtech startups in Austin
Snap Kitchen startup icon
Snap Kitchen
Austin Eastciders startup icon
Austin Eastciders
BeatBox Beverages startup icon
BeatBox Beverages

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

Foodtech icon
Foodtech
#11 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 336 startups for Foodtech.

Social & Leisure icon
Social & Leisure
#12 worldwide

The Social & Leisure industry in Austin is ranked 12 globally. There are 108 startups for Social & Leisure on our sample database and map.

Hardware & IoT icon
Hardware & IoT
#13 worldwide

Hardware & IoT is ranked 13th in the world. Our database contains 92 startups for this industry.

ECOSYSTEM

Why should you join Austin's Startup Ecosystem?

Overview

Within Austin there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Foodtech, Social & Leisure, Hardware & IoT. These three industries represent about 59% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Austin.

8th

National Rank

8th

Regional Rank

Overview

Austin is The United States' 8th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 8th in North America. With a population of 2M - 10M people, Austin is ranked 21st in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including The Daily Dot and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Bumble and Westview.

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Startup Infrastructure in Austin
With a large variety of initiatives, Austin's startup ecosystem stands out from other cities in North America. Austin offers a number of funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups. Below is a list of Austin's most prominent support initiatives:

Accelerators

Texas Venture Labs startup icon

Texas Venture Labs

Capital Factory startup icon

Capital Factory

Mission Accelerator startup icon

Mission Accelerator

Coworking Spaces

Quarry Oaks II startup icon

Quarry Oaks II

SXSW Center startup icon

SXSW Center

801 Barton Springs Rd startup icon

801 Barton Springs Rd

Organizations

3 Day Startup startup icon

3 Day Startup

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