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5 Communities Companies that went to Become Unicorns

Startups are hard and becoming a unicorn startup is even harder, but here is a list of 5 communities companies that have achieved the unicorn status.

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There are a lot of things to consider when building a new startup - where to get funding, how to validate your idea, and what features should the product have.

One of the challenges, however, is finding a market that is willing to pay for your solution without even knowing what it is yet.

While some people say this makes your idea too vague and hard to monetize, there’s actually good news.

There’s more money in this space than ever before by angels investing in early-stage companies.

If you're building a Community startup, you must check these 5 companies that have joined the unicorn club.

5 Communities Companies that Became Unicorns

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Cityblock Health

Cityblock Health

Cityblock Health uses technology to make high-quality healthcare accessible to its patients in underserved urban communities.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Brooklyn

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Bay Gross, Iyah Romm, Mat Balez, Toyin Ajayi

  • Industries:

    Communities, Health Care, Social

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $491,300,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    29

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Discord

Discord

Discord is the only Free and Secure All-in-one Voice+Text+Video App designed for gamers that’s trusted by over 38 million gamers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $7.00

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Mikołaj Roszak, Stanislav Vishnevskiy

  • Industries:

    Communities, Messaging, Social Network, Software, Video Chat

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $479,300,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Huimin

Huimin

Huimin is a B2B e-commerce platform that offers online supermarket websites with a community network. Now anyone can start a business for communities and build a community e-commerce website easier than anyone else.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    September 2016

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Zhang Yichun

  • Industries:

    B2B, Communities, E-Commerce, Internet, Retail, Shopping

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $516,946,859

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Nextdoor

Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the private social network for local communities within the neighborhood.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.10

    B (

    March 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Adam Ginsburg, David Wiesen, Madison Bell, Nirav Tolia, Prakash Janakiraman, Sarah Leary

  • Industries:

    Communities, Internet, Mobile Apps, Private Social Networking, Social Media

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $455,200,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    24

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Socar

Socar

Socar is the Kora Eco-friendly car sharing community. It allows travelers to share ecologically friendly vehicles with others who are going on the same trip as them.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    South Korea

  • City:

    Busan

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Jimahn Kim

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Communities, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    ₩294,000,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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