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Shanghai Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Transportation
#2 worldwide
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Education
#3 worldwide
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Hardware & IoT
#4 worldwide

notable startups
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The Startup Ecosystem of Shanghai is ranked at number 7 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 3 spots since 2020. Shanghai also ranks at number 2 in China, and 2 in East Asia.

Shanghai is an ideal place to locate for Transportation, Education and Hardware & IoT startups. As the most popular industries in Shanghai, there is a sample of 145 Transportation startups in Shanghai, 64 Education startups in Shanghai, and 62 Hardware & IoT startups in Shanghai, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 570 startups in Shanghai, 2 accelerators in Shanghai, 4 coworking spaces in Shanghai, 2 organizations in Shanghai and no leaders in Shanghai.

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Jianshu is a website and mobile application that allows users to read and write Chinese and English versions of books Read more
At italki, you can get 1-on-1 language lessons from a teacher in China, Egypt, Japan, South America -- anywhere. Teachers tutor you through VOIP for as low as $4 USD / hour. italki's platform works like an ebay for language teaching services, with teachers setting their own prices and building reputations. italki also provides a social learning experience: find language partners for practice, ask questions, and get your foreign language essays corrected by a friendly community. Read more
Moxi Technology is an accounting agent service company. Read more
NextVPU develops innovative computing visual processor and AI application products. Their solutions have been used in robots, UAV, autonomous cars, security systems and more. In addition, they have researched and developed the AngelEye Smart Glass, which is an auxillary equipment for the visually impaired to perceive the world. Read more
Megatoon is an entertainment platform that allows creators to upload their comic novels and receive compensation for their work. Users can purchase coins to read the comics. Read more
2345.com is software that helps users find websites faster, without having to remember complex web addresses Read more
Helps companies engage their existing Chinese fan base. Read more
Emotibot connects people, devices, content, and services. Read more
Going-Link is an Enterprise services company. Read more
iPayLinks is a leading cross-border payment service provider in China, providing one-stop global payment solutions to Chinese enterprises. Read more
Youlai.cn is a Healthcare Company. Read more
Glow is an ambitious enterprise that uniquely applies the power of data science to health. Our personal health tracking products illuminate health through data, and empower people with new information about their bodies. We regularly consult medical advisors to ensure that our information is accurate and relevant. Read more
Rhind Data is a financial data platform. Read more
Neo is an open-source, community driven platform that is leveraging the intrinsic advantages of blockchain technology to build the digital world of the future. Read more
SXL.CN is an Enterprise services company. Read more
"Riskstorm is an AI-based business information analysis and risk control system that encompasses business, litigation, taxation, administrative penalties, investment and financing, changes in senior management and news events. Riskstorm contains the business registration information of a large number of companies as well as administrative announcements, trial processes, corporate information disclosures and media reports. The data are subsequently sorted and analysed to form well-organised corporate information. Riskstorm's clientele includes a number of Fortune 500 companies, financial companies, conglomerates and government agencies, which use the information for corporate due diligence, risk control, compliance audits, judicial enquiries, industry research and to screen for business and investment opportunities." Read more
DataYes is China's leading edge financial technology company that offers a world-class and revolutionary global financial services platform. Read more
Meiwei Buyongdeng offers a mobile app that helps restaurants manage their reservations and reduce customer waiting times. Read more
Longzhu TV is a multimedia platform that broadcast and re-broadcast a pan-entertainment, e-commerce , games, sports, and other content. Read more
High Performance Blockchain is a Blockchain platform. Read more
TouchPal dedicates itself to improving the usability of mobile devices via the innovative software it designs and brings to the market. One of its primary products is TouchPal Keyboard, the No. 1 keyboard in the world in terms of the product’s user experience and the number of the global users. It has over 350 million users distributed in 175 countries, and supports 100+ languages. Most well-known brands, such as Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, HTC, Sony, Alcatel, and etc., preload TouchPal as the default keyboard of their smartphones. With TouchPal Keyboard, typing on a smartphone is not only fast, but also fun! Read more
70mai engages in the sales of smart car electronics products. Read more
Wosai enables small and medium sized merchants to accept mobile payments. Read more
Gaussian Robot develops intelligent cleaning robots. Read more
HeyWhale is a data Science Collaborative Innovation Platform. Read more
SOUL is a social network that uses AI to help users find their soul mates. Read more
Qichacha delivers data and analytics on China-based private and public companies to consumers and enterprises via mobile app, web, and APIs Read more
Yike Weiqi provides news, education, live score, and tournament for the chess players. Read more
MoSeeker is an AI-powered HR technology company in China. They help recruiters through the application of AI to increase recruitment efficiency and reduce recruitment costs. MoSeeker provides a variety of products and services to help companies through the whole recruitment journey with ease. Read more
Moretickets is an online ticketing company based In Shanghai. Read more
Mayi HR provides HR SaaS and personnel outsourcing services. Read more
WITZ allows educators, students, and stakeholders to analyze, communicate, and collaborate in real-time to build specific measurable skills. Our focus is simplicity for everyone. Studying is hard enough; learning platforms must be easy to use. Currently, Learning Management Systems (LMS) are designed for educators. User experience for parents and students is cumbersome and inefficient. Consumer technology is used by many for educational purposes, but because of intended use-case, design is very inflexible. Also, the personal nature of social media can be quite personal and thus unprofessional. There are also education social networks such as Edmodo, however we believe a freemium model for this type of product to be insecure and unsustainable.  Read more
Jike is a brief information recommendation tool and a social media platform based in China. Read more
Hanwujinian provides novel creating, reading and audiobook listening services on the web. Read more
Moonton is a Chinese video game developer and publisher. Read more
Xtransfer is a Fintech company. Read more
Zhongan is a multi variant insurance company. Read more
Zhong An Insurance focuses on online insurance and has developed a number of products based on various consumption patterns and scenarios. It incorporates innovative technologies such as mobile internet, cloud computing and big data into its products. This includes automatic claims settlement, marketing, risk controls and back-end claims services, strengthening the financial protection of its clients’ travelling, shopping, healthcare, investment and wealth management activities. Its data-driven risk management system is supported by dynamic-pricing and risk-tracking technologies. Read more
Kyligence is a data intelligence company that focuses on big data analytic technology innovation. Read more
bShare seeks to help Advertisers and Publishers maximize their ad performance through Web & Social retargeting. Leveraging on bShare's network of 250,000 publishers, 1.2 Billion Daily Page Views and coverage of over 500 Million Unique Web users, and 60 Million Social Network users in China, bShare is poised to exploit the Online Advertising market in China, as an Ad Exchange, and a truly Supply Side Platform (SSP). Think Sharethis + Pubmatic.  Read more
Haoliners Animation is an animation production company. Read more
Tradesparq is Alibaba.com meets LinkedIn. Tradesparq uses “social verification” to help global B2B buyers find and verify foreign suppliers more effectively in three unique ways: Supplier Discovery * Your network allows you to filter search results so that those you know go to the top of the search results. When you have thousands of manufacturers for just one product category, this saves you time. * Once you connect with suppliers, you get real time updates. Supplier Verification * You can verify through your network. If Bob can vouch for Tim, and you trust Bob, you just found yourself a supplier! * Search US shipment history -- If they shipped to the US, they are probably legit! Collaborative Tools * Share trade partner ratings and supplier assessments with others in your team - confidentially! Cool Stuff We've Accomplished * 3rd largest B2B marketplace in the world; 2nd by end 2014. 200K suppliers, 2M products * 11M USA shipment records * Proven "freemium" revenue model  Read more
Hozon develops high-quality and cost-effective intelligent electric vehicles that provide users with a intuitive and comfortable experience. Read more
Top Rated Height Adjustable Standing Desks & Accessories. Standing just three hours a day is the equivalent of running 10 marathons per year, and shedding 8lbs of fat. That’s 30,000+ calories over the course of a year, according to a study conducted by Dr. John Buckley and team of researchers at the University of Chester BBC. Stand Up to a Healthier, Happier, and More Productive Life Read more
Third-party game download platform . Read more
Leveraging on the technology of parent Wanda Group, 99Bill operates an integrated fintech services platform that is driven by data analytics and context-aware computing. This combination of advanced technologies enables 99Bill to better target the emerging middle class population in China and capture the opportunities brought about by the ongoing mobile revolution. 99Bill integrates payment, wealth management, credit and equity into a single platform, providing customers with an integrated and personalised experience. Together with Wanda, 99Bill is working towards expanding its services to more industries. Read more
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