Saudi Arabia boasts 5 cities in the top 1000 and is one of Middle East’s best countries for setting up a startup.
Since 2022, Saudi Arabia lost 1 spot in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 72nd worldwide.
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Saudi Arabia is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Saudi Arabia’s startup scene is best represented in Transportation, Hardware & IoT, and in Ecommerce & and Retail.
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On our map, you can explore a total of 25 for Transportation.
In Middle East, Saudi Arabia's Hardware & IoT is in top 50. Saudi Arabia has a concentration of about 24 of the region's total Hardware & IoT startups that are represented on our map.
Saudi Arabia's Ecommerce & Retail is ranked 55th in the world. Our database contains 13 for this industry.
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