Глобальный индекс экосистем стартапов 2022

2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 150 If Italy could improve its Quality score by producing more unicorns, exits, or other higher impact startups, we may see it return to the top 30 in the following year. At the industry level, the country ranks best in Energy & Environment (with Rome ranked 15th in the world) and in Fintech (where Milan is ranked 61st in the world). Italy now has only 6 cities in the top 500 compared to 10 cities in 2021, showing the relative decrease of top Italian startup ecosystems. However, the number of Italian cities in the top 1000 remained unchanged, at 34. Milan, the top startup ecosystem, has lost 9 spots in the Index to position 65. Its position is not likely to be equaled by Rome (ranked 143rd) or Turin (ranked 273rd) anytime soon. As such, Italy remains with two cities in the top 200. Rome, the second highest ranked city in Italy, dropped by 3 spots this year. 22 of Italy's 34 ranked startup ecosystems decreased in rankings in 2022, however, the city of Padua had the best performance in Italy, reaching position 580 after a 182 spot jump. To reverse the trend, Italy will need to improve the entrepreneurial activity in more of its seed startup ecosystems while continuing to improve the quality of its top national startup ecosystems. Startup Ecosystem Overview Italy has a strong tradition of entrepreneurship: from high-quality leather goods to aerospace, from apparel to med-tech, from agro-food to industrial automation. This entrepreneurial mindset also has the potential to affect the startup scene, spurring increased activity and attracting startup stakeholders. For instance, Rome has over 20 incubators and accelerators and a few venture capital firms. While many startups exist in cities such as Turin, Bologna, Naples, and Rome, Milan is typically seen as a bigger ecosystem due to its commercial mentality and a significant number of VC funds. The economy is largely export-driven, with Italy being a top 10 global merchandise exporter, according to the latest WTO rank. However, the local startup ecosystem has still not managed to substantially contribute to the economy. The main challenges that the Italian startup ecosystems face are: building a more favorable regulatory environment to stimulate startups and tax policies, encouraging greater involvement of the private sector (SMEs in particular), establishing a stronger global outlook, and simplifying the bureaucratic process, which is currently among the heaviest burdens that startups have to face. Early stage Median round: $0.57M Medium and late stage Median round: $4.05M Startups Funding Share