Riyadh has 77 startups in our sample database. This represents about 61% of Saudi Arabia’s startups. Riyadh is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Saudi Arabia.
In 2023, the startup scene of Riyadh developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 99 spots.
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The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Riyadh 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...
Riyadh is ranked within the top 200 startup ecosystems globally.
Riyadh’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 96 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Transportation. Find out more
Within Riyadh there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Ecommerce & Retail, Transportation. These three industries represent about 57% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Riyadh.
Riyadh is Saudi Arabia's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 5th in Middle East. With a population of 2M - 10M people, Riyadh is ranked 155th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including stc pay.
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