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.