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Top 35 Automotive Unicorn Companies in 2022

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The number of successful companies in the Automotive industry and worth more than $1 billion is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.

Particularly when a lot of these companies were only founded within the last 5 years or so.

That’s why we decided to put together this list of 35 Automotive companies that have achieved the Unicorn status.

35 Automotive Unicorns Companies

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ZongMu Technology

ZongMu Technology

Zongmu Technology is a Chinese self-driving tech firm.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $11.40

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Rui Tang

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $210.83M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Chehaoduo

Chehaoduo

Chehaoduo is the most influential online car trading platform in China that provides a set of comprehensive solutions for both individual car sellers and buyers. The company operates its business through the high-end brand Hexa, and has branches in more than 20 cities across China.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $9.00

    B (

    March 2016

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Mark Yang

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce, Online Auctions

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $696.76M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    26

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Kavak

Kavak

KAVAK is a fast-paced marketplace that enables car dealers and private sellers to communicate directly with serious buyers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $8.70

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Mexico

  • City:

    Lerma de Villada

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Carlos Julio Garcia, Roger Laughlin

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Online Portals

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,188.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    24

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Pony.ai

Pony.ai

Pony.ai is revolutionizing the autonomous vehicle sector by providing a high-quality experience that surpasses its competitors.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.30

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Fremont

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    James Peng, Tiancheng Lou

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,093.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    28

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Ola Electric Mobility

Ola Electric Mobility

Ola is a mobility platform and a ride-hailing company providing intercity transport for customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Anand Shah, Ankit Jain, Bhavish Aggarwal

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Manufacturing, Sales, Sustainability

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $822.29M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    19

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WM Motor

WM Motor

WM Motor is an all-electric company that designs, builds, and markets super safe zero emissions vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    March 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Bin Lu, Hui Shen, Ligang Du

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Vehicle, Manufacturing

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $193.24M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    28

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Tekion

Tekion

Tekion is a next-gen, self-serving platform that leverages advanced machine learning and AI to provide a personalized and seamless consumer experience.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Pleasanton

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Guru Sankararaman, Jay Vijayan

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Big Data, Machine Learning, Management Information Systems

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $400.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Youxia Motors

Youxia Motors

Youxia Motors is a niche EV manufacturer that provides high quality production and a wide range of services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.35

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Huang Xiuyuan, Will Lee

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Industrial Design, Manufacturing

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $930.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    5

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ECARX

ECARX

ECARX is a real-time vehicle positioning system that pinpoints the position of your car, and warns you about potential traffic jams.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.31

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Wuhan

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Li Shufu, Ziyu Shen

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Information Services

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $361.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Cars24

Cars24

CARS24 brings buyers and sellers online through an intuitive, tech-enabled platform that simplifies and streamlines the pre-owned car purchase process.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.30

    B (

    November 2020

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Gurgaon

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Gajendra Jangid, Mehul Agrawal, Ruchit Agarwal, Vikram Chopra

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Electrical Distribution, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,296.17M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    33

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Via

Via

Via offers a flexible, on-demand transportation service to help you get from home to work in a safe, fun, and affordable way.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.30

    B (

    March 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Daniel Ramot, Oren Shoval

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Mobile Apps, Real Time, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $697.06M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    29

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SouChe Holdings

SouChe Holdings

Souche is the leading second-hand car trading company that provides quality services for all types of cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    November 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Hangzhou

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Junhong Yao

  • Industries:

    Automotive, FinTech, Internet, Leasing, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,282.21M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Hozon Auto

Hozon Auto

Hozon is an electric vehicle startup that uses technology to develop intelligent electric vehicle models.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.74

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Yunzhou Fang, Zhang Yong

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Manufacturing

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $300.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    10

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BYTON

BYTON

BYTON is a global company that designs, develops, and markets smart connected electric vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Nanjing

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Carsten Breitfeld, Daniel Kirchert

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Vehicle

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $330.93M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Star Charge

Star Charge

Star Charge focuses on developing and manufacturing the new energy vehicle charging equipment.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.41

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Changzhou

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Shao Danwei

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Electronics

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $125.58M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    6

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Black Sesame Technologies

Black Sesame Technologies

Black Sesame Technologies is an artificial intelligence (AI) digital imaging technology company focused on developing solutions for real-world AI difficulties.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Johnson Shan, Wilson Liu

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Machine Learning

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $64.08M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    18

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ENOVATE

ENOVATE

ENOVATE is a high-end new energy vehicle manufacturer employing modern technology and innovative methods to change the way people travel.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.85

    B (

    April 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Hailiang Zhang

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Energy, Mobile

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $5,986.82M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    No Data

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AIWAYS

AIWAYS

AIWAYS is a smart car manufacturer based in Shanghai, China that creates beautiful electric vehicles that can be used in any situation.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.78

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Fu Qiang, Gu Feng

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Manufacturing

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $100.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Spinny

Spinny

Spinny is a used car buying platform enabling trustworthy and hassle-free transactions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.75

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Gurugram

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Ganesh Pawar, Mohit Gupta, Niraj Singh, Ramanshu Mahaur

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $515.90M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Carsome

Carsome

Carsome is a used automobile e-commerce platform that enables individuals and businesses to sell cars efficiently.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.70

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Malaysia

  • City:

    Petaling Jaya

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Eric Cheng, Jiun Ee Teoh

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce Platforms, Shopping

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $597.35M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    13

  • Number of investors:

    25

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Carzone

Carzone

Carzone is an automotive e-commerce site.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.52

    B (

    March 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Nanjing

  • Started in:

    1995

  • Founders:

    Baoguo Shang

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $946.49M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    11

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StoreDot

StoreDot

StoreDot is a battery developer and materials innovation leader, developing ground-breaking battery technologies for electric vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Herzliya

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Doron Myersdorf, Gil Rosenman, Simon Litsyn

  • Industries:

    Advanced Materials, Automotive, Battery, Electric Vehicle

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $206.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    13

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Motorway

Motorway

Motorway is an online used-car marketplace for professional car dealers that sells their cars using their smartphones.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.33

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Alex Buttle, Harry Jones, Tom Leathes

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Consumer Reviews, E-Commerce, Electric Vehicle, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $274.59M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    12

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CarDekho

CarDekho

CarDekho is a vehicle search platform dedicated to the digitization of the automotive ecosystem.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Jaipur

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Amit Jain, Anurag Jain

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce, Information Services, Information Technology, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $536.10M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    21

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Fair

Fair

Fair car leasing is a new, economical way of purchasing or leasing a vehicle. Fair offers flexible control packages and leasing options. Choose the one that suits you best.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    December 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Santa Monica

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Boone Park, Craig Nehamen, Georg Bauer, Jennifer Parke, Matt Cacciola, Scott Painter

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Internet, Leasing

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,101.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    13

  • Number of investors:

    37

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Tuhu

Tuhu

Tuhu is an automotive supplier delivering high value, innovative products and services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.16

    B (

    September 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Min Chen

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce, Service Industry

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $580.45M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    14

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TELD

TELD

Teld New Energy is a dedicated team of industry-leading experts who are passionate about finding and implementing the technology that powers electric vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.12

    B (

    December 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Qingdao

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Yongguang Guo

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Energy, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $435.98M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Rivigo

Rivigo

Rivigo, a technology enabled logistics platform provider, helps customers move goods from origins to destinations with efficiency and reliability.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.07

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Gurgaon

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Deepak Garg, Gazal Kalra

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Freight Service, Logistics, Shipping, Software, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $319.89M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Leap Motor

Leap Motor

Leapmotor is poised to become a leading brand in China’s burgeoning electric vehicle market.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.01

    B (

    November 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Hangzhou

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Fu Liquan, Zhu Jiangming

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Energy, Manufacturing

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,761.19M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Carro

Carro

Carro is an online used automobile marketplace that provides a variety of services to assist you in purchasing a vehicle.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Singapore

  • City:

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Aaron Tan, Aditya Lesmana, Kelvin Chng

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Direct Sales, E-Commerce Platforms, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $684.52M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    36

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Haomao.AI

Haomao.AI

Haomo.AI is a Chinese autonomous driving startup controlled by Great Wall Motor's Chairman Wei Jianjun.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Consulting, Information Technology

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $110.59M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Banma Network Technologies

Banma Network Technologies

Banma Network Technologies is a next-generation automotive technology company that offers the first standard operating system for cars, the AliOS.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Alex Shi

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Internet

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $11.54M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    6

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Shift Technology

Shift Technology

Shift is an online marketplace for buying and selling used cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Christian Ohler, George Arison, Joel Washington, Minnie Ingersoll, Morgan Knutson

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce, Internet, Logistics, Marketplace, Retail Technology

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $319.72M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    23

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SITECH DEV

SITECH DEV

SITECH DEV is a company focused on bringing space travel to our fingertips. From rockets and spacecrafts to satellites, they provide unique solutions for all of your needs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guiyang

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Logistics, Space Travel, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1-10

  • Funding Amount:

    $443.67M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    3

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YH Global

YH Global

YH Global provides comprehensive transport distribution solutions that enable cost savings, faster turnaround times, and improved efficiency. They have a full service logistics company that integrates all modes of transportation including air, sea, road, and rail to transport your goods worldwide.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    1997

  • Founders:

    Zhang Quan

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Freight Service, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $182.05M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    5

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