Startup statistics

If you decide to start a startup then you should know startup statistics. These startup statistics will give you an idea of ​​the successes and failure rate of startups. If you know the success and failure rate and the reasons behind it, you can take the necessary steps in advance.

You can find out the amount of capital required to start a startup from the startup statistics. This is a very important issue. Because you may have enough capital but you can’t decide to start a business because you don’t know how much capital you need to start a business.

You can also learn about the current trends in startup business that will help you make the right decision.

Startup Statistics for 2021

1. A big portion of the total startups in the world is located in The United States. 

2. Chinese company Bytedance is the most-valued private startup in the world.

3. 69 percent of startups start out as home businesses. (Source: Small Business Trends)

4. Most of the highest valued startups are located in the United States and China. (Source: Statista)

5. 58% startups started their business with less than $25,000. (Source: Profit From Tech)

6. Startup Distribution: Fintech 7.1%, Life Science and Healthcare 6.8%. Artificial Intelligence 5.0%, Gaming 4.7%, Adtech 2.8%, Cleantech 2.1%, Blockchain 1.5%, Robotics 1.3%, Cybersecurity 0.6%.

Startup Distribution by Industry


7. In 2020, the amount of venture capital funds has increased by 14% compared to 2019. (Source: Bloomberg)

8. The robotics industry continues to grow. This industry has grown by 1400% in the last five years. (Source: Statista)

9. 40% of startups are profitable, 30% are in bad condition and the remaining 30% are constantly losing money. (Source: Small Business Trends)

10. 79.7% of small businesses in the United States are operated by only one person (Owner). (Source: National Association for the Self-Employed)

11. Startups spend 11% of their revenue on marketing budgets. (Source: Hubspot)

12. The challenge of Startup leaders: Competition 19%,
Cash flow 12%, Taxes 11%, Economy 11%, Growth 10%, Others 37%. (Source: Quickbooks)

challenge of Startup

13. The average seed round is $2.2 million. Only 1% of startup companies that are able to raise seed rounds can achieve Unicorn Company status. (Source: fundera)

14. About 95 percent of startup entrepreneurs have a bachelor’s degree. (Source: Small Business Trends)

15. One of the biggest reasons why startups fail is not being able to understand the current market demand.

16. Artificial intelligence startup funding increased by $8.2 billion in 2020. (Source: insideBIGDATA)

17. It only takes 6 days to start a business in the United States. (Source: Dynado)

18. San Francisco and Silicon Valley account for 13.5% of the world’s startups. (Source: StartupsUSA)

19. In the United States, 80% of small businesses survive up to the first year, 70% survive up to the second year, 50% survive up to the fifth year, and 30% survive up to the tenth year. (Source: Fundera)

20. Of the successful entrepreneurs, 82% said they had relevant qualifications and experience to run the business. Due to which they have been able to come to a profitable position with little capital. (Source: Small Business Trends)

21. Three-quarters of startups invest their personal savings at the first stage of their business. (Source: Quickbooks)

22. If a company wants to survive for a long period of time, its annual revenue needs to be at least $50k. (Source: Quickbooks)

23. The United States is the most favorable country for entrepreneurs in terms of competitiveness, innovation, labor skills, infrastructure and access to capital. (Source: CEOWORLD Magazine)

24. Only 0.05% of startups are able to secure venture capital investments from established investors (Source: Fundera)

25. New Zealand, Canada and Hong Kong have the most conducive environment for starting a business in 2021.(Source: City Telegraph)

26. Small businesses require an average startup capital of $10,000. Although one-third of small businesses start with less than $5,000. (Source: fundera)

27. Micro Venture Capital funds

Micro Venture Capital funds

28. Top 10 Countries by Number of Startup

Top 10 Countries by Number of Startup

29. Top 10 Unicorn Companies

CompanyValuation ($B)Industry
Bytedance140Artificial intelligence
Didi Chuxing62Auto & transportation
Instacart39Supply chain, logistics, & delivery
Epic Games28.7Other
Databricks28Data management & analytics
Rivian27.6Auto & transportation
Source: Cbinsights

30. As of May 2021, there are more than 600 unicorns in the world. Unicorn is a private company valued at more than $1 billion. (Source Cbinsights).



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