The Startup Ecosystem of Praia

Home to 85% of Cape Verde’s startups, Praia has a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 590 in the world.


In 2023, the startup scene of Praia shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 16 spots.

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In Western Africa

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The Startup Ecosystem in Praia

Startups in Praia excel in Marketing & Sales, Fintech, and Ecommerce & and Retail. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Marketing & Sales industry. One of the most promising startups in Praia in 2023 is KBlast, Sintaxy, and iDeia Cabo Verde.

Global Rank

Praia is ranked within the top 1000 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Praia’s startups excel particularly in Marketing & Sales where it ranks 217 and in Fintech, and Ecommerce & Retail. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Praia
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iDeia Cabo Verde


Successful Marketing & Sales startups in Praia
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Startups Ranking by Industry

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Marketing & Sales
#217 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 19 startups for Marketing & Sales.

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#283 worldwide

The Fintech industry in Praia is ranked 283 globally. There are 4 startups for Fintech on our sample database and map.

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Ecommerce & Retail
#287 worldwide

Ecommerce & Retail is ranked 287th in the world. Our database contains 4 startups for this industry.


Why should you join Praia's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Praia there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Marketing & Sales, Fintech, Ecommerce & Retail. These three industries represent about 69% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Praia.


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Praia is Cape Verde's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 5th in Western Africa. With a population of 0.1M - 0.5M people, Praia is ranked 590th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including KBlast.

Startup Infrastructure in Praia
With a large variety of initiatives, Praia's startup ecosystem stands out from other cities in Western Africa. Praia offers a number of funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups. Below is a list of Praia's most prominent support initiatives:

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Cabo Verde Digital

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