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Shanghai Startup Ecosystem Overview

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National Ranking
2nd
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Regional Ranking
2nd
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in East Asia
Global Ranking
7th
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3
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top industries
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Transportation
#2 worldwide
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Education
#3 worldwide
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Hardware & IoT
#4 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconJianshu
startup iconitalki
startup iconMangatoon

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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
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
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
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
Linovel is a light fiction creation reading platform. Read more
70mai engages in the sales of smart car electronics products. Read more
DataYes is China's leading edge financial technology company that offers a world-class and revolutionary global financial services platform. Read more
Moonton is a Chinese video game developer and publisher. Read more
Moretickets is an online ticketing company based In Shanghai. Read more
Helps companies engage their existing Chinese fan base. Read more
SOUL is a social network that uses AI to help users find their soul mates. Read more
Tiger Sugar is a Consumer Upgrade Company. Read more
Third-party game download platform . Read more
HeyWhale is a data Science Collaborative Innovation Platform. Read more
Xiaohulu is a live-stream broadcaster community driven by big data. 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
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
Jike is a brief information recommendation tool and a social media platform based in China. Read more
Going-Link is an Enterprise services company. Read more
Xtransfer is a Fintech 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
"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
ImbaTV is a game-related video content distribution platform for game enthusiasts. Read more
Metaverse is a leading public blockchain based in China.  Read more
Emotibot connects people, devices, content, and services. 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
Time changes, nowadays many men care about their skin conditions. Skincare is no longer a privilege for women but there still aren’t many exclusive skincare options out there for men. Two men realized that something was missing in the world of skincare.Therefore, together, they started Unicorn. Read more
Shareplus is an employee stock ownership incentives management service provider. Read more
Zhaoyou is a B2B ecommerce platform for the petroleum industry. Read more
Ultizero Games is a computer game development 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
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
i7GG is a social platform for for anime games. 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
Smyfinancial is an internet FinTech company provide users more inclusive financing options. Read more
Graviti is an artificial intelligence data service platform dedicated to growing into a one-stop AI data service platform for storing. Read more
Dreame Technology which produces premium hairdryers and vacuums in the style of Dyson. Read more
BuzzBuzz provides a platform for kids in China and English speaking countries to engage in guided conversation for language practice. Read more
Tezign is a creative and marketing supplier platform and data intelligence solution provider. Read more
Hema is a food delivery service platform. Read more
Keking is a logistics information and services platform operator. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in China Ranked by StartupBlink

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