The Top 20 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015
The findings of this report are based on five metrics — performance (capital raised, exit valuations), funding (VC investment, duration of fundraising period), talent, market reach (local ecosystem’s GDP, ease of reaching customers), and startup experience (first-party survey data).
Here you have them listed down:
1. Ecosystems have become more interconnected and startup teams have become more international:
a) Global average for investments in a startup from outside of its home ecosystem
- 37% of all funding rounds in the top 20 ecosystems have at least one investor from another ecosystem. In North America this is 41%.
- 27% of all funding rounds have at least one investor from abroad. (North America 20%, Europe 38%, Asia-Pacific 29%)
b) Globally distributed startup teams
In the top 20 ecosystems, the number of offices that are 2nd offices from startups outside the ecosystem or headquarters of startups that were founded elsewhere and moved to the ecosystem, rose by 8.4x from 2012 to 2014.
c) International Teams:
The number of foreign employees within a startup is 29% on average for the top 20 ecosystems (Silicon Valley 45%)
In Europe we have following exit values for London and Berlin (ranking respectively 6 and 9): London has quadrupled in the same timeframe, and Berlin has grown by a factor of 20 (due primarily to the two big IPOs of Rocket Internet and Zalando).
Read the full report here.