Published On: Tue, Aug 25th, 2015

The World’s Top Cities For Female Entrepreneurs ; World’s Most Valuable Startups

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Where in the world are women most likely to found a business? According to the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015, the number of female entrepreneurs is now significantly higher than in previous years. Even so, it is much lower than the number of men starting new businesses. In 2012, approximately 12 percent of global startups had a female founder and this increased to 18 percent in 2015.

When it comes to the top global cities for female entrepreneurs, four of the top ten are in the United States. Chicago grabs top spot with women accounting for 30 percent of new startups. Boston is close behind with 29 percent. Silicon Valley and Los Angeles come third and fourth with 24 and 22 percent respectively.

 

World’s Most Valuable Startups

Uber, the five-year old startup running a popular app matching drivers with consumers, is once again the world’s most valuable startup. After the last round of funding, the company is now worth $50 billion. Uber is followed by Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi ($46 billion) and Airbnb ($25.5 billion), Palantir ($20 billion), Snapchat ($16 billion), Flipkart ($15 billion) Didi Kuaidi ($15 million), SpaceX ($12 million), Pinterest ($11 million), Dropbox ($10 million). The Wall Street Journal currently lists 108 so called “Unicorns”, companies valued at $1 billion or more by venture-capital firms. Most of them are U.S. (72) or Asia based. Only nine of them are European.

 

 This chart shows the world’s most valuable startups as of August 2015.

Infographic: The World's Top Cities For Female Entrepreneurs | Statista

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