The Startup Ecosystem of Portugal

Portugal boasts 10 cities in the top 1000 and has a vibrant startup scene that ranks 28th within the competitive global top 30.

COUNTRY RANKING

Since 2022, Portugal lost 1 spot in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 28th worldwide.

Population

10.3
Million

Regional Ranking

14th
-
2
In Western Europe

Global Ranking

28th
-
1
Worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem in Portugal

Our startup ecosystem map for Portugal includes a sample of 337 tech companies. We have identified as unicorns 4 startups that have passed the USD 1 billion valuations. Contributing to the vitality of this startup ecosystem are the 1 pantheon member entities.

Global Rank

Portugal is ranked within the top 30 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Portugal’s startup scene is best represented in Ecommerce & Retail, Energy & Environment, and in and Foodtech.

Top Cities for Startups in Portugal - Ranked by StartupBlink
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2022 National Rank & Change ▲
2022 National Rank & Change City
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Global Rank & ChangeTotal ScoreQuantity ScoreQuality ScoreBusiness Score
1st
0
83rd
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1
8.300
1.37
3.83
3.10
2nd
0
136th
-
16
5.384
0.57
1.72
3.10
3rd
0
432nd
-
136
1.016
0.17
0.08
0.77
4th
0
441st
+
56
0.958
0.09
0.15
0.72
5th
0
667th
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84
0.421
0.06
0.04
0.32
6th
0
949th
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242
0.179
0.03
0.02
0.14
7th
new
965th
new
0.173
0.02
0.02
0.13
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Startups

Notable Startups in Portugal
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Freekick
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Jscrambler
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Unbabel

Startups

Successful Ecommerce & Retail startups in Portugal
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Uniplaces
BIZAY / 360imprimir startup icon
BIZAY / 360imprimir
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Forall Phones

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

Ecommerce & Retail icon
Ecommerce & Retail
#27 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 111 startups for Ecommerce & Retail.

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Energy & Environment
#27 worldwide

In Western Europe, Portugal's Energy & Environment is in top 27. Portugal has a concentration of about 44 of the region's total Energy & Environment startups that are represented on our map.

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Foodtech
#27 worldwide

Portugal's Foodtech is ranked 27th in the world. Our database contains 35 for this industry.

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