Kuala Lumpur has 203 startups in our sample database which represents about 76% of Malaysia’s sampled 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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Kuala Lumpur is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Kuala Lumpur’s startups excel particularly in Education where it ranks 27 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Social & Leisure. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 40 startups for Education.
The Ecommerce & Retail industry in Kuala Lumpur is ranked 41 globally. There are 21 startups for Ecommerce & Retail on our sample database and map.
Social & Leisure is ranked 62nd in the world. Our database contains 17 startups for this industry.
Within Kuala Lumpur there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Education, Ecommerce & Retail, Social & Leisure. These three industries represent about 38% 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 Mercu 2.
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