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Consulting Unicorns

6 Consulting Companies that went to Become Unicorns

If you're building a consulting startup, you must check these 6 companies that have joined the unicorn club.

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Countless Consulting startups are being launched every day, and many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above and join the unicorn club.

We just published this list of 6 well-known Consulting companies that impressed investors enough to achieve a $1 billion valuation.

6 Consulting Companies that Became Unicorns

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Chinac.com

Chinac.com

Chinac.com is the largest domestic cloud computing infrastructure operator that provides IT solutions and outsourcing services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Wuxi

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Xu Guangbin

  • Industries:

    Cloud Computing, Cloud Data Services, Consulting, Enterprise, Enterprise Software, SaaS, Software, Web Design

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $378,617,690

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Enfusion

Enfusion

Enfusion is a cloud-based enterprise application that helps financial service providers and other regulated organizations manage, monitor, and control their global portfolio.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Chicago

  • Started in:

    1998

  • Founders:

    Stephen Malherbe, Tarek Hammoud

  • Industries:

    Consulting, Finance, Financial Services, Information Technology, Service Industry, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $156,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    2

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LegalZoom

LegalZoom

LegalZoom is a resource for everything you need to protect your family, your home, and even your business.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Glendale

  • Started in:

    1999

  • Founders:

    Brian Lee, Eddie Hartman

  • Industries:

    Consulting, Legal, Legal Tech, Professional Services

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $811,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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QuEST Global Services

QuEST Global Services

QuEST Global Services provides high quality engineering services to a variety of companies operating at different scales – from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    December 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Singapore

  • City:

    Singapore

  • Started in:

    1997

  • Founders:

    Ajit Prabhu, Aravind Melligeri

  • Industries:

    Consulting, Outsourcing, Software

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $431,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    5

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To8to

To8to

The To8to platform is a powerful, easy-to-use service that allows you to find the best professionals to decorate your home, save money, and look good doing it.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    March 2015

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Guobin Wang

  • Industries:

    Consulting, Furniture, Home Decor, Interior Design, Internet

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $216,463,775

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    4

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UST

UST

UST is a global provider of digital transformation solutions, specializing in Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1

    B (

    June 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Aliso Viejo

  • Started in:

    1999

  • Founders:

    Stephen Ross

  • Industries:

    Consulting, Information Services, Information Technology

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $250,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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