Startups in Europe 2018, by industry sector

This statistic illustrates the different sectors which startups in Europe belong to according to founders responding to a 2018 survey. Startups that class themselves as being part of the IT or software development sector make up 19.1 percent of all ventures, the most of any category. Software as a Service (SaaS) startups are the second most common industry-sector in this statistic, accounting for 18.5 percent of ventures.

Distribution of startups according to industry sector in Europe in 2018*

Percentage of startups
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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Europe

Survey time period

Feburary to May 2018

Special properties

Startup founders

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information regarding methodology: "The data for the EU Startup Monitor 2018 was collected from February-May 2018 with an online survey directly targeted at founders and C-level employees of start-ups, in cooperation with many practitioner supporters, start-up associations and a variety of ecosystem stakeholders. All EU Member States were encouraged to participate and sufficient data was generated for 18 countries, so that the results present a comprehensive overview of the current startup landscape."

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