These Are The Most Attractive Countries To Investors

6 min readDec 20, 2021


With so many startups raising so much money, it can be difficult to keep everything in order. But ArieGuard is not the only organization targeting emerging tech companies that are busy adjusting to the new global startup reality. So are venture capitalists.

According to Techcrunch, VCs reorganize their business processes over the past few years to better cater to a flat world for technological innovation. Larger funds with more partners, for example, spread the focus or create country- or region-specific funds.

The world’s venture capital market remains uneven despite some flattening. According to CB Insights data, the United States saw the third quarter of 2021 total VC activity of $72.3 billion. Asia totaled $50.2 billion. Europe managed $24.2 billion and Latin America only managed $5.3 billion.

The 10 most popular countries to invest in

The American news magazine U.S. News and World Report, using a study by the World Bank Group, identified the best countries to invest in.

Factors that were considered include entrepreneurship, economic stability, innovation, tax advantages, dynamism, corruption, skilled workers, and technological expertise.

Crisis or not, these are the ten most attractive countries for investors worldwide.

10th place: Oman

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $ 66.3 billion ($46,067 GDP per capita)

Population: 4.4 million

Oman is located on the Arabian Peninsula and has the form of government of absolute monarchy. The sultanate is known in the Middle East for its political stability.

The country derives most of its income from oil exports. At 84 percent, Oman is very dependent on this industry. The country is not in OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries).

Volatile oil prices required a rethink. The sultanate would like to move more towards tourism and gas-based industries and thus diversify its economy. Its natural gas reserves are 11.73 trillion cubic feet. The Omani energy sector is very open to foreign investors.

The Omanis themselves have a high average income, and the country has turned into a prosperous state in the last few decades. The expanded infrastructure makes large-scale projects possible. At the same time, incentives and support programs for foreign entrepreneurs and investors are created, including corporate and income tax exemption.

9th place: India

GDP: $ 2.3 trillion ($6,694 GDP per capita)

Population: 1.3 billion

India is considered to be the most populous democracy in the world. Its economy is known for its rapid growth. The service sector in particular is a decisive factor.

India’s educated workforce is world-famous. Thanks to their English language skills, the Indian workers have made a name for themselves in outsourcing services. IT and software workers are numerous and well-trained in this Southeast Asian country. Agriculture is another industry that maintains many workers.

Due to its rapid population growth, India is one of the poorest countries in the world with low incomes for the average worker. Still, the steady growth of its economy makes India attractive for investors big and small.

8th place: Thailand

GDP: $ 406.8 billion ($16,885 GDP per capita)

Population: 68.9 million

Thailand can also boast a strong economy. Although Thai tourism is internationally respected and popular, the industry is only seven percent large in terms of gross domestic product. The large manufacturing and agricultural industries ensure a low rate of unemployment and poverty.

7th place: Spain

GDP: $ 1.2 billion ($36,347 GDP per capita)

Population: 46.4 million

The EU country is particularly known in Germany for its extensive tourism. Due to the high demand, the various exports of textiles, machines, olives, and wine are profitable.

6th place: Australia

GDP: $ 1.2 billion ($48,712 GDP per capita)

Population: 24.1 million

Australia is a wealthy country and one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It has a high gross domestic product and a high per capita income.

The engines of the economy are the service sector and the export of raw materials such as coal, iron ore, gold as well as oil/products, and natural gas. The health and tourism sectors continue to develop positively. Australian economic growth continues to rise.

5th place: Singapore

GDP: $ 297.0 billion ($87,832 GDP per capita)

Population: 5.6 million

The city and island state is one of the strongest economic countries in Southeast Asia.

Singapore, with its urban culture, is also an important location for the high-tech and financial industries. However, the country’s greatest economic gains come from the electrical and pharmaceutical industries. Tourism is also an important factor in this Asian country.

With its low unemployment rate and high per capita income, Singapore is one of the richest countries in the world. In 2017, the Asian country reached a budget surplus in the billions. The population of the former British trading colony is expected to increase significantly by 2030.

4th place: Malaysia

GDP: $ 296.4 billion ($27,292 GDP per capita)

Population: 31.2 million

Malaysia is a country with a rapidly growing economy. The country in the South China Sea is known for a highly skilled workforce and a government that is very accommodating to businesses. Investors are offered special incentives in export-dependent Malaysia. This approach is supported by the government.

The former British colony consists of a diverse, open middle-class economy. In addition, the country has been struggling with less poverty for a few years now. The primary sources of income are proceeds from the export of oil and natural gas as well as the export of electronic parts and palm oil.

3rd place: Poland

GDP: $ 469.5 billion ($27,690 GDP per capita)

Population: 37.9 million

Poland is in third place, as well as the second EU country in the overall ranking. The Central European country has steady economic growth. Funding from the EU is seen as a great strength of Poland. It benefits more than any other country from the European Union.

The Polish economy is dominated by the agricultural and mining, energy, and food industries. In the future, Poland would like to dedicate itself to aerospace technology as well as the electrical and solar energy industry.

Through a support program until 2020, investors receive grants for investments in these industries: automotive, aerospace, electronics, biotechnology, food processing, research and development, and the services sector.

2nd place: Indonesia

GDP: $ 932.3 billion ($11,717 GDP per capita)

Population: 261.1 million

Indonesia is in second place. The world’s largest island nation is also the largest economy in Southeast Asia. He is part of the G20. With over 240 million inhabitants and its high economic growth of over six percent per year, Indonesia is very attractive for investors.

Indonesia has a large manufacturing sector. Its main exports are petroleum, natural gas, rubber, copper, cocoa, and palm oil. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) assumes that the Indonesian economy will continue to grow at five percent in the coming years.

1st place: Philippines

GDP: $ 304.9 billion ($7,739 GDP per capita)

Population: 103.3 million

The Philippines are in the first place. The World Bank Group sees the greatest potential for investors in the island state. In Asia, the country is one of the fastest-growing nations.

A lot of money comes from the Filipinos living abroad, who help support the economy. The flourishing tourism industry also produced a surplus. Its strong service sector and rising consumer spending also support the economy.

More than half of the exports are from the electronics and electrical engineering sectors. Important sectors are the construction sector, the food and beverage industry, and infrastructure.

Foreign investors are subject to severe restrictions on the island nation. You are not allowed to own any land, often only a minority share of up to 40 percent is possible. But measures are to be taken to attract more foreign investment.

According to Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the Philippines should “remain one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia.”

Europe keeps its niche

International venture investors are increasingly interested in young European technology companies — and for a good reason. The start-ups are now more attractive to investors than US start-ups. This shows a data analysis by the Munich risk capital investor Earlybird for the Handelsblatt.

According to this, lenders make more returns for each euro invested than in the USA when selling and going public by start-ups in Europe: Investments in Europe have increased by a factor of 11.9 in the past five years. In contrast, the factor was only 9.9 in the USA and 9.1 in Asia. The values ​​refer to all exits, i.e. IPOs and company sales, of more than one billion dollars. The investors see particular potential in cloud products for industry and software solutions for medium-sized companies.

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