Data shows Romania is the 10th largest startup location in Europe

Romania’s capital, Bucharest, ranked as the tenth most popular city in Europe to set up a start-up business. In the country, there were 402,428 startups in total from 2015 to 2019, with a large number of startups in the software sector, according to compiled data by Paymentsense, a financial technology company that operates credit card payment services for small and medium businesses.

Most Romanian startups were hosted by Bucharest, according to the data.

This places Romania in a group of central and eastern countries (cities) with large startup ecosystems: above Hungary (344,772 startups over the period), but below the Czech Republic ( 464,772).

From 2015 to 2019, there was a 9.5% growth in the number of startups in Romania – a rate close to the rate seen in the Czech Republic but much lower than that boasted by Hungary (+39%).

For new start-ups in Romania, the survival rate is 51.8% in the first five years, which ranks Romania 9th out of 30 countries analyzed.

At the forefront is Malta, where businesses have a survival rate of 78.7%. Sweden comes second, with a five-year business survival rate of 60.8%.

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