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8 Well-Known Unicorns in the Consulting Industry

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I'm sure you've heard the term unicorn before.

It refers to a privately held company that has achieved a $1 billion valuation.

These private companies are rare because reaching the billion-dollar mark is incredibly challenging.

Only 0.004% of all venture-backed companies achieve this distinction – but the Consulting industry is home to 8 unicorns including some of the biggest in the world.

8 Consulting Unicorns Companies

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Beisen

Beisen

Beisen specializes in talent management and measurement.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2002

  • Founders:

    Guoji Wei

  • Industries:

    Consulting, Recruiting

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $421.18M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Tubatu.com

Tubatu.com

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:

    $216.48M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    4

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CFGI

CFGI

CFGI is a financial consulting and corporate finance organization that specializes in complicated accounting, reporting, tax, and compliance issues.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.85

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Boston

  • Started in:

    2000

  • Founders:

    Nicholas J. Nardone, Shane T. Caiazzo

  • Industries:

    Accounting, Consulting, Financial Services

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $18.58M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Andela

Andela

Andela is a global talent network that connects businesses to emerging market technical talent.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Brice Steven Nkengsa, Christina Sass, Ian Carnevale, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Jeremy Johnson, Nadayar Enegesi

  • Industries:

    B2B, Consulting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $374.61M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    45

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Fractal Analytics

Fractal Analytics

Fractal Analytics offers AI, engineering, and design services to help Fortune 500® companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Mumbai

  • Started in:

    2000

  • Founders:

    Pranay Agrawal, Srikanth Velamakanni

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Consulting

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $688.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    5

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China Cloud

China Cloud

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:

    $522.80M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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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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Unico

Unico

unico IDtech is a Brazilian identification technology company that offers facial biometrics and digital admission solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Diego Torres Martins, Paulo Roberto de Alencastro Junior

  • Industries:

    Consulting, Identity Management, Information Technology, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $235.94M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    5

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