Age distribution of startups in Europe in 2016

This statistic shows the age ranges for startups in Europe as of 2016. Startups that were two years old had the highest proportion, at 26.4 percent. There is a decline in the percentage of startups that are older than two years old in almost every age range thereafter, with 22.2 percent of startups aged three years old compared to only 1.3 percent that are nine years old. There is a slight increase of 0.1 percent in startups that are ten years old, numbering 1.4 percent of all startups in Europe.

Age distribution of European startup companies in 2016*

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Release date

November 2016



Survey time period

May 27 to July 1, 2016

Number of respondents

2,515 respondents

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Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The European Startup Monitor uses data from 2515 startups from all 28 European member states and other important countries in the European startup ecosystem.

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