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October 06, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Nashville places 20th in Startup Genome’s ranking of fintech cities under three million citizens

Austin, TX, at #4 in the world, is the highest ranked U.S. city for a  fintech start-up ecosystem for communities with populations under three million, and Nashville comes in at #20. That’s according to a recent report published in Startup Genome. 

The rankings were based on seven categories: performance, funding, start-up experience, knowledge, talent, focus, and legacy factors. Nashville’s highest score came in the first category with a nine followed by a score of seven in start-up experience and sixes in funding and legacy.

Other nearby cities ranked among the top 20 with populations under three million are Charlotte (#9) and Orlando (#17). The next 15 communities are ranked in groupings. Columbus, Kansas City and Research Triangle are three of the five comprising the 21-25 category, St. Louis is ranked in the 26-30 grouping, and Cincinnati and Cleveland placed in the 31-35 category.

Discounting the population qualification, Silicon Valley and New York City rank #1 and #2 overall followed by Los Angeles and Boston at #8 and #9 respectively.

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