Press release

GLOBSEC launches open-access database to map startup ecosystem in Danube Valley region which is worth over €400 billion in combined enterprise value


Prague, November 24th 2022: Startups in the Danube Region are now worth more than €413.7b in combined enterprise value and they raised €27.6m of new capital in 2022 so far.  To map it all out, GLOBSEC gets its own online startup ecosystem database, powered by Dealroom. The new platform provides data and intelligence on the stakeholder of the innovation ecosystem: startups, innovation, investors, funding rounds, and many other insights on the Danube Innovation Tracker.  

“This open-access platform is specifically designed to support scaling tech communities, with reliable intelligence and novel insights. The database provides detailed data on startups, scaleups, and corporates in the region. It covers over 12,000+ technology-based innovative startups, investors and accelerators, and much more,” commented Katarína Cséfalvayová, Executive Lead of the GLOBSEC’s Danube Tech Valley Initiative. 

The GLOBSEC Danube Innovation Tracker has been launched at an event in Prague to shine a light on the success of the Czech Republic’s startup ecosystem. Based on the Danube Innovation Tracker data, the Czech Republic is the runner-up to Bavaria in the Danube region, closely followed by Austria, in terms of the cumulated value of the startups over the last five years and showing the way to the rest of the region. The overall value of the Czech startups has boomed in recent years, reaching a heaping €15.5 bn in 2021, a value which has already been surpassed in Q3 of 2022. 

“This new database not only offers the most detailed picture of the Danube Region tech scene up until now, but it’s also an ongoing collaborative project. Any startup, investor, or ecosystem stakeholder can add their own company and organization details, and enhance their profile – providing open access to real-time data for the community. More accuracy and transparency in tech and investment industry data will not only improve local ecosystem connectivity but will also help put the region on the map internationally as a promising new hub for tech and innovation,” Katarína Cséfalvayová explained. 

The newly launched Danube Innovation Tracker is the newest venture of GLOBSEC’s Danube Tech Valley Initiative, which aims to accelerate the innovation potential of the Danube region. The countries of the Danube Valley covered by Danube Innovation Tracker are Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Moldova. 

Danube Tech Valley Innovation Tracker: Regional Map, 2022  


Description automatically generated 

GLOBSEC is a global think-tank based in Bratislava committed to enhancing security, prosperity and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world. It is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization. Its mission is to influence the future by generating new ideas and solutions for a better and safer world. To this goal contributes the annual GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum, one of the leading global security conferences. GLOBSEC also organizes the annual GLOBSEC Tatra Summit, a conference that provides the opportunity for experts to have fruitful political discussions on the future of Europe. 

About Dealroom is the foremost data provider on startups, growth companies and tech ecosystems in Europe and around the globe. Founded in Amsterdam in 2013, now works with many of the world's most prominent investors, entrepreneurs and government organizations to provide transparency, analysis and insights on startups and venture capital activity.