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Marketing Unicorns

Top 17 Marketing Unicorn Startups in 2021

Here's a list of 17 marketing unicorn startups, including the well-known Klaviyo and 6sense.

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The Marketing space is filled with successful companies that have raised millions of dollars in VC funding that came from some of the top investors in the world.

Many of these successes have turned into unicorns—private companies worth over $1 billion.

If you want to achieve it, these 17 companies can be your inspiration.

Top 17 Marketing Unicorn Startups

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6sense

6sense

6sense uses proprietary algorithms to provide actionable business insights that turn marketing campaigns into customer engagements, helping B2B organizations with predictable revenue growth.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.10

    B (

    December 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Amanda Kahlow, Dustin Chang, Premal Shah, Shane Moriah, Viral Bajaria

  • Industries:

    Big Data, Business Information Systems, Marketing, Sales Automation

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $226,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    12

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ABOUT YOU

ABOUT YOU

ABOUT YOU offers a wide selection of quality apparel and accessories at a great price, all in one place.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Hamburg

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Sebastian Betz, Tarek Muller

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Fashion, Marketing, Personalization, Retail, Shopping

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $300,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    3

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Alisports

Alisports

Alisports is building a global platform for community sports, where clubs, leagues, federations, and sponsors connect with their communities in new ways.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.27

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Dazhong Zhang

  • Industries:

    Marketing, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥1,200,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Attentive

Attentive

Attentive is a mobile messaging platform that provides marketing automation, social media engagement, and ecommerce solutions for innovative organizations.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.20

    B (

    September 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Andrew Jones, Brian Long, Ethan Lo

  • Industries:

    Advertising, Marketing, Marketing Automation, Messaging, Mobile, Personalization, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $863,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    19

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Dotc United Group

Dotc United Group

DotC United Group helps governments and businesses with digital transformation to thrive in a connected world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1

    B (

    July 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Yi Shi

  • Industries:

    Android, Internet, iOS, Marketing, Mobile Apps, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥2,500,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • 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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Klaviyo

Klaviyo

Klaviyo is a powerful email platform that combines automation, marketing-based business intelligence, and lead nurturing to help grow your ecommerce.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.15

    B (

    November 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Boston

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Andrew Bialecki, Ed Hallen

  • Industries:

    Advertising, E-Commerce, Marketing, Marketing Automation, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $678,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    15

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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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Ola Electric

Ola Electric

Ola is a mobility platform and a ride-hailing company providing intercity transport for customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Anand Shah, Ankit Jain

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $307,338,821

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Tealium

Tealium

Tealium is the leading provider of customer data orchestration tools that improve the effectiveness of digital marketing using first-party data across advertising, ecommerce and digital analytics.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Diego

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Ali Behnam, Mike Anderson

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Data Integration, Developer APIs, Enterprise Software, Marketing

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $263,900,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Veepee

Veepee

Veepee is a multi-platform e-commerce company that helps connect customers to sellers around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    No Data

    B (

    -

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    La Plaine-saint-denis

  • Started in:

    2001

  • Founders:

    Michael Benabou

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Fashion, Marketing, Retail, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    No Data

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    2

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XANT.ai

XANT.ai

XANT.ai is a predictive marketing platform that provides salesforce with automated tour guided messaging for speeding up agile sales cycles.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.65

    B (

    April 2014

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Lehi

  • Started in:

    2004

  • Founders:

    Chris Harrington, David Elkington, Ken Krogue, Rob Christensen

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning, Marketing, Predictive Analytics, SaaS, Sales, Sales Automation, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $251,200,024

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Yello Mobile

Yello Mobile

Yello Mobile aims to build a world-class, horizontally integrated business platform under its flagship Yello Digital Marketing.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.00

    B (

    November 2014

    )

  • Country:

    South Korea

  • City:

    Seoul

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Sanghyuk Lee

  • Industries:

    Internet, Marketing, Mobile, Shopping, Travel

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $187,200,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    3

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Yotpo

Yotpo

Yotpo is a customer experience company that empowers eCommerce brands through authentic product content and engaging marketing tools.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Omri Cohen, Tomer Tagrin

  • Industries:

    Content, E-Commerce, Marketing, Social Media Marketing

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $406,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    21

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You & Mr Jones

You & Mr Jones

You & Mr Jones is a strategic content marketing platform for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) brands.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.30

    B (

    November 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    David Jones, Jean-Marc Antoni

  • Industries:

    Advertising, Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, Marketing

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $610,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Zenoti

Zenoti

Zenoti offers a cloud-based spa management platform that enables salons and spas to manage their business operations in real time. It gives salons the ability to find, book, track, and manage all its services, inventory, employees, schedules, clients, purchases, bills and invoices.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Bellevue

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Anand Arvind, Dheeraj Koneru, Rohit Agarwal, Saritha Katikaneni, Sudheer Koneru

  • Industries:

    Billing, Cloud Data Services, CRM, Enterprise Software, Marketing, Point of Sale, SaaS, Scheduling, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $251,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Zeta Global

Zeta Global

Zeta is a customer engagement technology platform that helps brands communicate with customers via the channels they prefer.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.30

    B (

    July 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    David A. Steinberg, John Sculley

  • Industries:

    Advertising, Analytics, Information Services, Marketing

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $602,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    14

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