The Startup Ecosystem of Singapore City

Singapore City boasts 1006 startups in our sample database which represents about 98% of Singapore’s sampled startups. Singapore City is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Singapore.


In 2022, the startup scene of Singapore City developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 3 spots.

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The Startup Ecosystem in Singapore City

Our startup ecosystem map for Singapore City includes a sample of 1006 tech companies. We have identified as unicorns 15 startups that have passed the USD 1 billion valuations. Contributing to the vitality of this startup ecosystem are the 3 pantheon member entities. Get the Pro account for unrestricted insights on this ecosystem.

Global Rank

Singapore City is ranked within the top 30 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Singapore City’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 10 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Education. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Singapore City
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ONE Championship


Successful Fintech startups in Singapore City
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Singapore Life
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Startups Ranking by Industry

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#10 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 304 startups for Fintech.

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Ecommerce & Retail
#14 worldwide

In South East Asia, Singapore City's Ecommerce & Retail is in top 14. Singapore City has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Ecommerce & Retail startups that are represented on our map.

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#19 worldwide

Education is ranked 19th in the world. Our database contains 99 startups for this industry.

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Why should you join Singapore City's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Singapore City there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Ecommerce & Retail, Education. These three industries represent about 66% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Singapore City.


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Regional Rank


Singapore City is Singapore's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 1st in South East Asia. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Singapore City is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Carousell and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Grab Holdings and JTC LaunchPad.

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


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Tribe Accelerator

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The FinLab

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Spark Accelerator

Coworking Spaces

JTC LaunchPad startup icon

JTC LaunchPad

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The Hive Lavender


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Enterprise Singapore

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Startup SG

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1823 Ventures

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