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Digital Media Unicorns

12 Digital Media Startups that are now Unicorn Companies

Here's a list of 12 unicorn startups, including the well-known Vox Media and InMobi.

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Once a company crosses the USD 1 billion mark, it becomes part of a rare and exclusive club: The Unicorn Club.

This next list contains 12 companies in the digital media space that have achieved a valuation of more than $1 billion dollars; or in other words, have reached a so-called “Unicorn” status.

12 Digital Media Startups that are now Unicorns

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Doctolib

Doctolib

Doctolib is a marketplace for medical services. Their mission is to connect people with the best healthcare experience.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.14

    B (

    March 2019

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Franck Tetzlaff, Ivan Schneider, Jessy Bernal, Stanislas Niox-Chateau, Steve Abou Rjeily, Thomas Landais

  • Industries:

    Digital Media, Health Care, Hospital, Medical

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $266,655,051

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound

EPIDEMIC SOUNDS is a music company that helps online creators and people with passion in music to make their own soundtrack absolutely free.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Sweden

  • City:

    Stockholm

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    David Stenmarck, Hjalmar Winbladh, Jan Zachrisson, Oscar Höglund, Peer Åström

  • Industries:

    Digital Entertainment, Digital Media, Media and Entertainment, Music, Music Streaming, Video

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $508,861,893

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    10

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EverCommerce

EverCommerce

EverCommerce is a best-in-class provider of marketplaces, which has secured funding from top venture capital firms and established multinational corporations.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2

    B (

    August 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Denver

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Eric Remer

  • Industries:

    Digital Media, Financial Services, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    No Data

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Hotmart

Hotmart

Hotmart is an online platform that provides everything you need to start a business today.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    No Data

    B (

    -

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Belo Horizonte

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    João Pedro Resende, Mateus Bicalho

  • Industries:

    Affiliate Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Internet, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    R$735,300,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    7

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InMobi

InMobi

InMobi uses search algorithm to allow highly targeted and optimised ranking of mobile advertisements.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2014

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bangalore

  • Started in:

    2001

  • Founders:

    Abhay Singhal, Amit Gupta, Mohit Saxena, Naveen Tewari, Piyush Shah

  • Industries:

    Advertising, Advertising Platforms, Digital Media, Marketing, Mobile

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $320,600,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    6

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Kuaikan Manhua

Kuaikan Manhua

Kuaikan Manhua is an innovative online marketplace, connecting e-comic book readers to the best local and international visual novels.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    December 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Anni Chen, Runchao Li, Ye Mingxiang

  • Industries:

    Art, Comics, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Marketplace, Media and Entertainment

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $354,219,924

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    10

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MediaMath

MediaMath

MediaMath delivers world-class, global technology and data science solutions that provide an end-to-end advertising platform - from planning to activation - for brands and agencies.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2001

  • Founders:

    Erich Wasserman, Greg Williams, Joe Zawadzki

  • Industries:

    Advertising, Analytics, Digital Media, Internet, Marketing, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $607,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    13

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NetEase Cloud Music

NetEase Cloud Music

NetEase Cloud Music operates an online music platform and offers streaming services, which enable both users and businesses to stream audio tracks. It is the largest internet music platform in China and Asia.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.30

    B (

    September 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    William Lei Ding

  • Industries:

    Digital Media, Media and Entertainment, Music, Music Streaming, Video Streaming

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,408,826,859

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    10

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o9 Solutions

o9 Solutions

O9 Solutions is a business management platform that provides the tools and services you need to change the way you operate your business, to enhance your customer experience, and grow your bottom line.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    April 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Dallas

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Chakri Gottemukkala, Sanjiv S. Sidhu

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Digital Media, Enterprise Software, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $122,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Red Ventures

Red Ventures

Red Ventures is a portfolio that includes some of the most influential brands and digital platforms in the decision-making space. Their strategic partnerships with industry-leading companies also help them deliver a unique decision-making experience.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    January 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Fort Mill

  • Started in:

    2000

  • Founders:

    Dan Feldstein, Mark Brodsky, Ric Elias

  • Industries:

    Content, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Higher Education, Home Services, Media and Entertainment, Personal Health, Travel

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $250,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    4

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Sportradar

Sportradar

Sportradar is a sports solutions business that provides live data, sports alerts, real-time odds and analytics to some of the world’s leading sportsbooks.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.40

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Switzerland

  • City:

    Saint Gallen

  • Started in:

    2000

  • Founders:

    Carsten Koerl

  • Industries:

    Digital Media, Information Services, Information Technology, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    €84,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Vox Media

Vox Media

Vox Media is a digital media operator and content provider that provides smart, savvy, and engaging content with expert editorial insight.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Washington

  • Started in:

    2003

  • Founders:

    Jerome Armstrong, Markos Moulitsas, Tyler Bleszinski

  • Industries:

    Advertising Platforms, Digital Media, Internet, Journalism, Lifestyle, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $307,632,220

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    11

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