Глобальный индекс экосистем стартапов 2022

2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 112 Startup Ecosystem Overview Denmark is well known as a progressive country with a high quality of life and talented entrepreneurs, backed by lean regulation that provides tax benefits and minimizes red tape. It’s no coincidence that global leaders in various fields, like shipping giant Maersk, are based in Denmark; the potential of Danish entrepreneurs to lead global companies is high. Indeed, Danish founders are fully capable of building massive startups with global impact, evidenced by the success of Danish companies like Zendesk and Unity. When reaching maturity, however, such companies tend to move their operations to other countries, mainly the United States. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, connects Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic nations, creating a link to a market with more than hundred million consumers. Denmark is one of the best countries for doing business thanks to a safe business environment (minimal bureaucracy, great education, and transparent tax laws), world class innovation and technology, a focus on reducing emissions, superior quality of life, good social system, strong economy, and stable political landscape. According to the European Commission, Denmark is regarded as an innovation leader in Europe, thanks to extensive research and development programs focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and a pool of intelligent, aspiring people. Denmark is also the most digital country in Europe, and the home of many knowledge-intensive industries such as ICT, Life Science, and Cleantech. Startups in Denmark have access to a range of both private and public funding opportunities. Publicly funded initiatives include Innovation Fund Denmark, which invests in new initiatives to create growth and employment, and The Danish Growth Fund, aimed at promoting the creation and growth of new companies through investments, loans, and guarantees. The Danish government has also initiated Startup Denmark (a startup visa scheme) as the one-point-of-entry for talented nonEU/EEA entrepreneurs to relocate and grow high-impact start-ups in Denmark. The Danish startup ecosystem, however, has yet to fulfill its true potential. Some of this missed potential can be attributed to increased focus on topics such as gender balance and employee rights, which are critical for established businesses, yet delay the growth of startups working in a chaotic environment. The Danish public sector is over-supportive of its entrepreneurs, even to the point of introducing them to investors and potential partners. Early stage Median round: $1.2M Medium and late stage Median round: $27M Startups Funding Share