The Startup Ecosystem of Chisinau

Chisinau is the top startup ecosystem in Moldova and the 47th city in Eastern Europe.


While Chisinau decreased by 119 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Moldova remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.

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In Eastern Europe

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The Startup Ecosystem in Chisinau

Startups in Chisinau excel in Fintech, Ecommerce & Retail, and Software and and Data. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Fintech industry. One of the most promising startups in Chisinau in 2022 is Planable, Fagura, and A1.

Global Rank

Chisinau is ranked within the top 1000 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Chisinau’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 250 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Software and Data. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Chisinau
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Successful Fintech startups in Chisinau
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Startups Ranking by Industry

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#250 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 8 startups for Fintech.

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Ecommerce & Retail
#314 worldwide

In Eastern Europe, Chisinau's Ecommerce & Retail is in top 314. Chisinau has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Ecommerce & Retail startups that are represented on our map.

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Software and Data
#625 worldwide

Software and Data is ranked 625th in the world. Our database contains 4 startups for this industry.

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Why should you join Chisinau's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Chisinau there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Ecommerce & Retail, Software and Data. These three industries represent about 58% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Chisinau.


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Chisinau is Moldova's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 47th in Eastern Europe. With a population of 0.5M - 1M people, Chisinau is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Planable.

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