2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 28 Regional Analysis Key Insights The regional analysis section of the report is brimming with information about trends at the regional level. North America is once again the most successful region, with a high presence of cities in all top tiers and generally positive momentum from both United States and Canadian cities. Europe has had another interesting year. It has the highest number of countries and cities in the rankings, but many of them, especially in Eastern and Central Europe, have experienced negative momentum. The results documented in the Asia Pacific region were largely positive, as most of the top ranked countries and cities increased their rankings. The main concern is the surprising negative momentum in Asia’s most powerful ecosystem, China. As for Latin America, the trend is mostly positive. The top Latin American cities have substantially increased in rank, solidifying their positions as substantial hubs of regional and global innovation. However, the Latin American tech scene has become much more centralized; while top cities increase in their rankings, 22 cities dropped out of the Index this year. This leaves the region with only 60 cities in the Index. The results in Africa and the Middle East were less positive, as the number of cities representing the region decreased to 57, compared to 74 cities last year. Africa, however, managed to get one city, Lagos, into the global top 100, making it the only African city to ever reach this rank. Industry Analysis Key Insights The industry section of the report presents the top 30 global winners across 11 startup industries. The most interesting insight of this section is that San Francisco is ranked 1st in all 11 industries globally, showing the immense strength of this ecosystem and its ability to innovate in every startup industry. Last year, San Francisco ranked 1st in all industries except Foodtech, but this year managed to take the lead from New York in this category as well. When analyzing leading cities across these ranked industries, New York appears in the top 3 of 7 out of 11 industries. Boston is a top 3 city in 4 industries, while Beijing is a top 3 city in 3 industry rankings. Aligned with its overall climb up the Index, Lagos is ranked 24th globally in the Foodtech industry, and is the only African city to rank in the global top 30 for any of these 11 industries.