Kuala Lumpur has 226 startups in our sample database. This represents about 78% of Malaysia’s startups. Kuala Lumpur is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Malaysia.
In 2023, the startup scene of Kuala Lumpur shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 1 spot.
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The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Kuala Lumpur has in each of the parameters that are part of StartupBlink's ranking algorithm. There are five tables, corresponding to the three subscores, the subscore analysis and industry ana...
Kuala Lumpur is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Kuala Lumpur’s startups excel particularly in Edtech where it ranks 27 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Social & Leisure. Find out more
Within Kuala Lumpur there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Edtech, Ecommerce & Retail, Social & Leisure. These three industries represent about 19% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 4th in South East Asia. With a population of 2M - 10M people, Kuala Lumpur is ranked 87th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including TNG Digital and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Mindvalley and Regus - Kuala Lumpur, Solaris Mont Kiara.
The Global Startup Ecosystem Index (GSEI) reveals the startup ecosystem rankings of 1,000 cities and 100 countries based on various factors. It uses an algorithm that considers many parameters and incorporates data from different sources and partners such as Crunchbase, SEMRush and Statista. The results of this index are also integrated with the StartupBlink Global […]
At StartupBlink, we always say that where you base your startup highly affects your success. Hence, the Global Startup Ecosystem Index sheds light on location-based decisions for startups and other ecosystem stakeholders. In this episode of the Startup Ecosystem Podcast, Eli David and Martin Jordana go further to discuss the cities of the future for […]
A comprehensive startup ecosystem database can help you to allocate resources better, improve information flow, foster collaboration, and drive innovation. Additionally, it is a way to showcase resources and opportunities available in your ecosystem to entrepreneurs and startups interested in relocation or building a business overseas. This is an essential part of building a thriving […]