Kuala Lumpur boasts 219 startups in our sample database which represents about 77% of Malaysia’s sampled startups. Kuala Lumpur is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Malaysia.
While Kuala Lumpur decreased by 8 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Malaysia remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.
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Kuala Lumpur is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Kuala Lumpur’s startups excel particularly in Education where it ranks 23 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Foodtech. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 40 startups for Education.
In South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur's Ecommerce & Retail is in top 56. Kuala Lumpur has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Ecommerce & Retail startups that are represented on our map.
Foodtech is ranked 61st in the world. Our database contains 18 startups for this industry.
Within Kuala Lumpur there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Education, Ecommerce & Retail, Foodtech. These three industries represent about 37% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 3rd in South East Asia. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Kuala Lumpur is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including TNG Digital and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Mindvalley and Unispace Business Center.
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