Number AI startups in the Forbes top 30 list:
4 in Austria, 9 in Switzerland, 17 in Germany
Per population and per GDP in 2019 x 100k:
3.36 – Austria
4.9 – Switzerland
0.18 – Germany
So we see a bit of the problem that is going on in Germany.
both Austria and Switzerland have about 20x more AI startups per capita and per GDP. Of course number startups does not reflect the valuations and overall size but I would be very surprised if they are 20x higher in Germany.
This assumes the Forbes list is a good one of course.