Guangzhou Unicorns

The 5 Most Well-Known Unicorn Companies from Guangzhou

5 unicorn startups are found in Guangzhou and here is the full list of these unicorn companies.

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The number of successful companies run by people in Guangzhou 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.

Given the excitement surrounding Guangzhou's venture capital industry, it got us thinking about the unicorn companies — a term for startups worth more than $1 billion — that have been founded in Guangzhou.

We decided to put together this list of 5 companies from Guangzhou that have achieved this status.

The 5 Unicorn Companies from Guangzhou

Dadi Cinema

Dadi Cinema

Dadi Cinema is focused on the management and operation of theaters across China.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.24

    B (

    May 2016

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guangzhou

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Digital Entertainment, Film, Media and Entertainment, Theatre

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥1,000,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Qdama

Qdama

Qdama is a vertically integrated provider that offers fresh food and frozen good intermediary services to processors, distributors, retailers, and consumers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    December 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guangzhou

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Jisheng Feng, Song Tan, Weihua Feng

  • Industries:

    Agriculture, Food and Beverage, Retail

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $142,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Trendy International Group

Trendy International Group

Trendy International Group is a vertically integrated fashion company that incorporates art and business to produce luxury goods.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    February 2012

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guangzhou

  • Started in:

    1999

  • Founders:

    Jacky Xu

  • Industries:

    Fashion, Lifestyle, Retail

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $200,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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WeRide

WeRide

WeRide is developing and commercializing advanced software and hardware technologies for self-driving cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.35

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guangzhou

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Qing Lu, Tony Han, Yan Li

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Computer, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $310,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    24

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Wtoip

Wtoip

WTOIP has been designed to help entrepreneurs take their ideas to market. The platform provides startups with a shared resource library of patents, trademarks, and copyrights which can be accessed on-demand.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.27

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guangzhou

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Amy Chan

  • Industries:

    Business Development, Financial Services, Internet, Property Management

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $108,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    9

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