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Saudi Arabia Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Regional Ranking
5th
0
in Middle East
Global Ranking
72nd
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1
worldwide
Population
35.8
million

top industries
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Hardware & IoT
#46 worldwide
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Transportation
#47 worldwide
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Ecommerce & Retail
#55 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconJahez
startup iconSalla
startup iconFaheem

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ecosystem description

The Saudi Arabia Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 72 globally, and shows a negative momentum -1 spots since 2021. Saudi Arabia also ranks at number 5 for startups in Middle East.

There are 5 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Saudi Arabia and the top ranked city in Saudi Arabia is Riyadh at 254 globally. Riyadh is followed by Jeddah at 385 and Dammam at 563.

Saudi Arabia is an ideal place to locate for Hardware & IoT, Transportation and Ecommerce & Retail startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 25 Hardware & IoT startups in Saudi Arabia, 24 Transportation startups in Saudi Arabia and 13 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Saudi Arabia, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 105 startups in Saudi Arabia, no accelerators in Saudi Arabia, 2 coworking spaces in Saudi Arabia, 2 organizations in Saudi Arabia and 1 leaders in Saudi Arabia.

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104 startups in representative sample
Jahez is a food delivery platform that unites stakeholders from restaurants, logistic fleet, meal orders into the Jahez Mobile Application. Read more
First licensed fintech company in Kingdom by SAMA, the largest digital wallet in the MEMA, and the first Saudi fintech unicorn startup Read more
Foodics is an all-in-one restaurant management system for iPads that is designed to increase revenues and help track business activities. Read more
Tamara provides a Buy Now Pay Later solution for customers to pay with no fees with the ability to pay in 30 days or in 3 instalments. Read more
Provide a digital platform on smart phones to facilitate e-commerce . Read more
Unifonic is a customer engagement platform that unifies communication channels to enable organizations to delight customers. Read more
Lean builds developer-friendly APIs, which provide Fintechs with access to customer Financial data and payment initiation capabilities. Read more
Zid is an e-commerce in a box - solution that any retailer can use to start their eRetail. Read more
Leading Saudi beauty ecommerce platforms. Read more
Azom designs, develops, and sells electronics and computer software. Read more
Gathern is a booking platform of private villas, chalets, rest houses, camps, resorts, farms and other places suitable for gatherings. Read more
Retailo Technologies is an online B2B marketplace that aims to technologically supercharge retail supply chain in the MENAP region. Read more
Sabbar is a niche on-demand staffing platform for gig workers in the retail, hospitality, and entertainment industries in MENA. Read more
Lucidya is an Arabic focused social media listening tool that empowers businesses to understand their customers by revealing key consumers insights in real time Read more
Rewaa is an omnichannel inventory management system and a POS that integrate with marketplaces, shopping carts, and other retail services. Read more
Qoyod is a comprehensive online accounting software for small and medium businesses. Read more
Lendo is a fintech company that offers a peer-to-peer lending platform with core focus towards SMEs debt finance. Read more
Quant Data & Analytics is a tech start-up specializing in data science and providing data analysis and artificial intelligence services. Read more
Telfaz11 specializes in the fields of talent management, comedy, entertainment, content creation, and storytelling. Read more
Salasa isa logistics company that offers commerce fulfillment service in the Middle East. Read more
Saee is Jeddah-based last-mile delivery startup. Read more
DIGGIPACKS is a cloud fulfillment & last-mile aggregator servicing the e-commerce and retailers in the market. Read more
Haseel is a fresh fruits and vegetables ecommerce platform . Read more
Ynmo is the first Arabic/English digital solution that aims to improve the quality of care and educational services for individuals with disabilities Read more
circlys is mobile app that help users to manages their roscas and to join public ones while ensuring authenticity to prevent frauds Read more
WeDeliver is a B2B logistics and last-mile delivery services provider. Read more
An online ticket exchange and resale platform Read more
NQOODLET is an electronic platform targeting SMEs to manage their expenses, purchases through the credit cards given to the employees. Read more
Sadeem Technology is the global leader in urban flood & traffic monitoring with a multi-patented technology that combines a sensor network, mobile applications and a visualization platform Read more
OneCard is the leading online payment solutions provider in MENA region. Read more
VôM is a homegrown accounting software platform. Read more
Micro-Influencers Marketing Platform Read more
Mister Mandoob provides an app for delivery and receiving services operating an inter-city parcel service via road and air. Read more
Nearpay is a FinTech company providing payment acceptance solutions Read more
Monh is online shopping platform where can you order and get delivered all products in wholesale price. Read more
Firnas Aero provides Drone as a Service (DaaS), providing unparalleled inspection services using aerial systems. Read more
Geeks Valley is an online educational platform/e-store for makers, innovators, and digital fabrication's needs Read more
Near Motion is a tech company providing an easy-to-use platform enabling venues to offer smart buildings thus bettering the experience. Read more
Platforms for Computer Vision and High Performance Computing Read more
Faheem connects students to tutors to help students during high exam seasons Read more
World's simple and trusted payments since 2014. PayTabs is an award winning, global, B2B online payments Solution Provider. Read more
ClickPost is best-suited for medium and large businesses that generate high order volumes. It is one of Saudi Arabia's finest end-to-end logistics solutions providers.  Read more
Sary is a MENAP B2B marketplace connecting small businesses with wholesalers and lenders to procure supply efficiently. Read more
LumiLor is a unique spray-on electroluminescent (EL) coating system, developed and patented by Darkside, that provides the ability to apply an EL coating to almost any product. LumiLor differentiates itself from other EL technologies in the market by its ability to be applied to complex 3D topographies and directly to any surface, and it essentially becomes part of the paint coating. The applied thickness of LumiLor is approximately .005". Read more
Bridge LCS is a cloud-based SAAS freight forwarding & logistics software. Automate all operations related to freight forwarding, logistics, customs clearance, warehousing, road transportation, sea freight, and air freight. Read more
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0.27
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