Malaysia has 3 cities in the top 1000 and is one of South East Asia’s best countries for setting up a startup.
Since 2023, Malaysia lost 1 spot in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 43rd worldwide.
Despite its strategic geographic location in the Asia-Pacific region, offering potential access to huge regional markets, Malaysia has yet to fully realize its potential. The talent and positive mindset are there, government policies and public sector startup related institutions are overperforming compared to most of their Asian counterparts, but the easing of regulation and bureaucracy is crucial for Malaysia’s sustained startup ecosystem growth.
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The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Malaysia 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...
Malaysia is ranked within the top 50 startup ecosystems globally.
Malaysia’s startup scene is best represented in Edtech, Ecommerce & Retail, and in and Foodtech.
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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 […]
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