The Startup Ecosystem of Romania

Romania boasts 8 cities in the top 1000 and is one of Eastern Europe’s best countries for setting up a startup.

COUNTRY RANKING

Romania’s startup scene saw an increase in 2022 and jumped 2 spots from the previous year, outranking Luxembourg.

Population

19.9
Million

Regional Ranking

7th
+
2
In Eastern Europe

Global Ranking

39th
+
2
Worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem in Romania

In 2022, Romania register a rise in Software and Data startups. Some of the most notable success stories in this industry are those of , Elefant.ro.

Global Rank

Romania is ranked within the top 40 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Romania’s startup scene is best represented in Software and Data, Foodtech, and in Marketing & and Sales.

Top Cities for Startups in Romania - Ranked by StartupBlink
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2022 National Rank & Change ▲
2022 National Rank & Change City
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Global Rank & ChangeTotal ScoreQuantity ScoreQuality ScoreBusiness Score
1st
0
108th
+
3
6.765
1.03
2.98
2.76
2nd
0
330th
-
80
1.662
0.31
0.14
1.22
3rd
0
542nd
-
151
0.617
0.11
0.05
0.45
4th
0
715th
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231
0.355
0.05
0.04
0.26
5th
new
758th
new
0.310
0.04
0.04
0.23
6th
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1
853rd
-
147
0.230
0.03
0.03
0.17
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Startups

Notable Startups in Romania
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Elefant.ro
123ContactForm startup icon
123ContactForm
Druid startup icon
Druid

Startups

Successful Software and Data startups in Romania
123ContactForm startup icon
123ContactForm
Druid startup icon
Druid
Kinderpedia startup icon
Kinderpedia

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

Software and Data icon
Software and Data
#37 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 114 for Software and Data.

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Foodtech
#41 worldwide

In Eastern Europe, Romania's Foodtech is in top 41. Romania has a concentration of about 22 of the region's total Foodtech startups that are represented on our map.

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Marketing & Sales
#42 worldwide

Romania's Marketing & Sales is ranked 42nd in the world. Our database contains 17 for this industry.

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