Bengaluru & Berlin

And… Action!
Even though they are more than 7,000 kilometres apart, Berlin and Bengaluru share an important commonality: they are home to some of the most innovative and disruptive startups in the world. The bbb2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking report placed Bengaluru in the 15th position and Berlin in the ninth. Both cities are startup capitals in their respective countries. Strong infrastructure, top universities and research facilities, venture capital funds, incubators, a network of successful and upcoming entrepreneurs are reason enough to pay close attention to these booming hubs!

Bengaluru

India’s Boom Town

fact-1-green-iconGrowth: The city has 3,100–4,900 active tech startups.
(The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015)

fact-2-green-iconFunding: In 2014, venture capital investments amounted to around $2.25 billion—a 4x rise.
(The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015)

fact-3-green-iconYouth power: Bengaluru has the youngest entrepreneurs, with an average age of 28.5 years.
(Compass)

fact-4-green-iconTech talent: Around 62% of startup founders have a prior technical background.
(Angel Investment Network)

Famous startups: Flipkart, redBus, Myntra, HackerEarth, Little Eye Labs, Urban Ladder, Ola Cabs, InMobi, MuSigma

Bengaluru has the most tech talent in the country and really good weather. It also has a more risk-taking mindset compared to other cities. Its ever-growing diversity brings various opportunities to collaborate and explore ideas.
— Varun Agarwal, co-founder, Alma Mater

Berlin

Europe’s Silicon Allee

fact-1-red-iconGrowth: It is home to 1,800–3,000 active tech startups.
(The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015)

fact-2-red-iconInvestment: In 2014, startups raised $2.2 billion in venture capital.
(Die Welt)

fact-3-red-iconInnovation: Almost 90% of startups in the city create totally new services or products.
(Berlin – International Startup Hub)

fact-4-red-iconFounders’ Paradise: A new internet business is established every 20 hours.
(Investitionsbank Berlin)

Famous startups: Zalando, EyeEm, Wooga, SoundCloud, Delivery Hero, Dubsmash, 6Wunderkinder, ResearchGate

Silicon Valley is like an old-growth forest, whereas Berlin is like a new-growth forest. It’s a pretty young startup scene compared to the US and London, but it’s growing rapidly and shooting out new branches every day. Berlin has a diverse mix of people from all over the world. Our team of 31 has people from 18 different countries, making for a unique experience!
— Antje Pfahl, Clue Marketing India