Fintech | GameDev | ICT | Lasers | Life science

Lithuanian startup ratings: highest tax contributors are Vilnius-based companies


Inga Langaitė, CEO of Unicorns Lithuania


In the third quarter of the year, a total of 17.7 thousand people worked in Lithuanian startups. The average salary in the startup sector currently amounts to 3.8 thousand euros before taxes, it grew by 12% or 400 euros during the year, according to the association Unicorns Lithuania.


Active startups in Lithuania paid 92 million euros in taxes in the third quarter of 2023 – 15% more than a year ago, but 5% less than the previous quarter.


TOP 5 Lithuanian startups by amount of taxes paid – all Vilnius-based companies (Q3 2023):

1. Wargaming – 6.8 million euro

2. Nord Security – 6.2 million euro

3. Vinted – 6.1 million euro

4. Kilo Health – 3.3 million euro

5. Baltic Classifieds Group – 3.2 million euro


According to Unicorns Lithuania, 8 more startups also exceeded the 1 million euro tax threshold in a quarter: Oxylabs, Bored Panda, PayRay Bank, Gurtam, Flo, Surfshark, Planas huliganas and Omnisend.

Vinted (1372), Nord Security (1210), Wargaming (969), Kilo Health (583) and Oxylabs (520) employ the most talent in Lithuania today.


TOP 5 startups by salary (Q3 2023, gross):

1. Fullreach – 26.7 thousand euros (+ 426 compared to Q2 2023)

2. Changer4u – 13.9 thousand euros (+116% compared to Q2 2023)

3. Paysolut – 8.3 thousand euros (+32% compared to Q2 2023).

4. Perfection.AI – 8.2 thousand euros (+87% compared to Q2 2023).

5 . Tesonet Accelerator – 7.6 thousand euros (+3% compared to Q2 2023)


Vilnius is already preparing for one of the most important events of the year – the traditional Vilnius TechFusion Startup Awards. At the event organized for the fifth year in a row, awards await both growing high-tech companies and heroes of businesses, talents and ecosystems that have already gained recognition in Lithuania and the world.

Vilnius TechFusion startup awards will be held on January 11, 2024, this year they are organized by Vilnius city tourism and business development agency “Go Vilnius”, Lithuanian startup association “Unicorns Lithuania” and “Sunrise Tech Park”.