Sydney boasts 727 startups in our sample database which represents about 40% of Australia’s sampled startups. Sydney is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Australia.
While Sydney decreased by 2 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Australia remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.
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Sydney is ranked within the top 40 startup ecosystems globally.
Sydney’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 11 and in Software and Data, and Ecommerce & Retail. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 229 startups for Fintech.
In Australia and Oceania, Sydney's Software and Data is in top 23. Sydney has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Software and Data startups that are represented on our map.
Ecommerce & Retail is ranked 37th in the world. Our database contains 73 startups for this industry.
Within Sydney there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Software and Data, Ecommerce & Retail. These three industries represent about 59% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Sydney.
Sydney is Australia's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 1st in Australia and Oceania. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Sydney is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Deputy and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Canva and GoodShift Co-working.
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