Cape Town boasts 145 startups in our sample database which represents about 60% of South Africa’s sampled startups. Cape Town is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in South Africa.
While Cape Town decreased by 2 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in South Africa remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.
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Cape Town is ranked within the top 150 startup ecosystems globally.
Cape Town’s startups excel particularly in Education where it ranks 58 and in Transportation, and Fintech. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 42 startups for Education.
In Southern Africa, Cape Town's Transportation is in top 95. Cape Town has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Transportation startups that are represented on our map.
Fintech is ranked 97th in the world. Our database contains 15 startups for this industry.
Within Cape Town there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Education, Transportation, Fintech. These three industries represent about 57% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Cape Town.
Cape Town is South Africa's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 1st in Southern Africa. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Cape Town is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Yoco and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Naspers and The Bureaux.
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