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The 25 Most Valuable Unicorns Worldwide

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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 the top 25 most valued companies that have reached a so-called “Unicorn” status.‍

Top 25 Most Valuable Unicorn Startups Worldwide

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Bytedance

Bytedance

ByteDance is an Internet technology company founded to become the market leader in developing and operating content platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $140.00

    B (

    April 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Yiming Zhang

  • Industries:

    Content, Data Mining, Internet

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $7,440.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    29

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SpaceX

SpaceX

SpaceX is space technology company involved in aerospace manufacturing, design of rockets and spacecraft.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $100.30

    B (

    December 2012

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Hawthorne

  • Started in:

    2002

  • Founders:

    Elon Musk

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Manufacturing, Space Travel, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $383.02M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    56

  • Number of investors:

    60

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Stripe

Stripe

Stripe is a powerful credit card processor that helps companies of all sizes to accept online payments easily.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $95.00

    B (

    January 2014

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    John Collison, Patrick Collison

  • Industries:

    Finance, FinTech, Mobile Payments, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $300.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    18

  • Number of investors:

    46

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Klarna

Klarna

Klarna combines the simplicity of shopping with the speed of online payment processing to create a superior experience for your customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $45.60

    B (

    December 2011

    )

  • Country:

    Sweden

  • City:

    Stockholm

  • Started in:

    2005

  • Founders:

    Niklas Adalberth, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Victor Jacobsson

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, FinTech, Payments, Shopping

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $3,471.72M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    33

  • Number of investors:

    65

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Epic Games

Epic Games

Epic Games offers full-featured game engine technology, giving developers everything they need to bring their creative visions to life.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $42.00

    B (

    October 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Cary

  • Started in:

    1991

  • Founders:

    Mark Rein, Tim Sweeney

  • Industries:

    Developer Platform, Gaming, Software, Video Games

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $544.93M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    34

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Canva

Canva

Canva is a free, online design tool that helps you create eye-catching, shareable content.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $40.00

    B (

    January 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Australia

  • City:

    Surry Hills

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Cameron Adams, Cliff Obrecht, Melanie Perkins

  • Industries:

    Graphic Design, Photo Editing, Publishing, Software, Web Design

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $571.26M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    16

  • Number of investors:

    36

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Checkout.com

Checkout.com

Checkout.com's API allows businesses to integrate a seamless checkout experience across platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $40.00

    B (

    May 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Guillaume Pousaz

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, FinTech, Payments, Transaction Processing

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,830.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Instacart

Instacart

Instacart is a multi-channel grocery delivery service that connects customers with personal shoppers to hand pick items from local stores for same-day delivery or in-store pickup.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $39.00

    B (

    December 2014

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Apoorva Mehta, Brandon Leonardo, Max Mullen

  • Industries:

    Delivery Service, E-Commerce, Grocery, Shopping

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,686.01M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    20

  • Number of investors:

    38

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Databricks

Databricks

Databricks is a fast-growing company with best-in-class engineers and data scientists, creating the future of cloud computing, data services and universal computing resources.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $38.00

    B (

    February 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Ali Ghodsi, Andy Konwinski, Ion Stoica, Matei Zaharia, Patrick Wendell, Reynold Xin, Scott Shenker

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $557.15M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    40

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Revolut

Revolut

Revolut is a financial services company that provides payment solutions to businesses and individuals.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $33.00

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Nikolay Storonsky, Vlad Yatsenko

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Mobile Payments

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,715.98M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    15

  • Number of investors:

    41

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FTX

FTX

FTX Exchange is a cryptocurrency exchange company that develops a mobile trading platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $32.00

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Bahamas

  • City:

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Gary Wang, Sam Bankman-Fried

  • Industries:

    Cryptocurrency, Finance, Financial Exchanges, Financial Services, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,828.69M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    40

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Chime

Chime

Chime is a financial technology company offering an online marketplace where members can find, select, compare financial products made specifically for them.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $25.00

    B (

    March 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Chris Britt, Ryan King

  • Industries:

    Banking, Debit Cards, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $3,396.75M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    30

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BYJU's

BYJU's

BYJU’S is an educational technology company that designs and develops personalized, high quality learning programs for K-12 students.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $21.00

    B (

    July 2017

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Byju Raveendran, Divya Gokulnath

  • Industries:

    E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Higher Education, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $5,182.78M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    21

  • Number of investors:

    49

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J&T Express

J&T Express

J&T Express is an E-Commerce Freight Forwarding and Expedited Service provider of international shipping services for businesses and individuals.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $20.00

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Indonesia

  • City:

    Jakarta

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Jet Lee, Tony Chen

  • Industries:

    Courier Service, E-Commerce, Freight Service

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $4,653.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    6

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Xiaohongshu

Xiaohongshu

Xiaohongshu is the latest innovation in social interaction, a way to share your experiences and learn from those around you.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $20.00

    B (

    March 2016

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Charlwin Mao Wenchao, Miranda Qu

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Mobile Apps, Shopping, Social

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $917.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Fanatics

Fanatics

Fanatics is a worldwide leader in licensed sports merchandise and fan gear, including jerseys, t-shirts, hats, and much more.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $18.00

    B (

    June 2012

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Jacksonville

  • Started in:

    1995

  • Founders:

    Alan Trager, Michael G. Rubin, Mitch Trager

  • Industries:

    Manufacturing, Retail, Sporting Goods, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,170.29M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Miro

Miro

Miro is a visual collaboration platform that provides an intuitive, engaging, and in-person collaboration experience for every team.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $17.50

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Andrey Khusid, Oleg Shardin, Oleg Shardin

  • Industries:

    B2B, Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Software, Product Management, UX Design

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $355.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Yuanfudao

Yuanfudao

Yuanfudao aims to revolutionize online education by connecting Chinese and English speakers with a world class education.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $15.50

    B (

    May 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Ke Shuai, Xin Li, Yong Li

  • Industries:

    E-Learning, EdTech, Tutoring

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $4,044.20M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Ripple

Ripple

Ripple offers blockchain solutions to transfer money globally with speed and certainty of settlement.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $15.00

    B (

    December 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Arthur Britto, Chris Larsen, Jed McCaleb, Ryan Fugger

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, FinTech, Internet, Payments

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $293.90M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    14

  • Number of investors:

    38

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DJI Innovations

DJI Innovations

DJI is a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and selling easy-to-fly drones for aerial photography.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $15.00

    B (

    January 2015

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Frank Wang

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Consumer Electronics, Drones, Manufacturing, Photography, Wireless

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,135.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    3

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goPuff

goPuff

Gopuff is a mobile app that delivers products such as over-the-counter medication, baby formula, and alcohol from nearby stores.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $15.00

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Philadelphia

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Rafael Ilishayev, Yakir Gola

  • Industries:

    Delivery Service, E-Commerce, Food Delivery, Grocery, Mobile Apps

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $290.88M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    19

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SHEIN

SHEIN

Shein is an experienced global brand that delivers quality women’s apparel at simply irresistible prices.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $15.00

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Xiaoqing Ren, Yang Pei, Yangtian Xu

  • Industries:

    Consumer, E-Commerce, Fashion, Marketplace, Textiles

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $553.36M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Yuanqi Senlin

Yuanqi Senlin

Genki Forest is a company with Internet genes and sugar-free roots which produces a variety of healthy beverages with original, proprietary formulas.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $15.00

    B (

    March 2020

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Binsen Tang

  • Industries:

    Food and Beverage

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $721.31M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Plaid

Plaid

Plaid’s financial infrastructure makes it fast and easy for developers to integrate financial services into their applications.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $13.40

    B (

    December 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    William Hockey, Zachary Perret

  • Industries:

    Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $734.80M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    21

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OpenSea

OpenSea

OpenSea is an NFT marketplace that enables users to discover, collect, and sell blockchain-based digital assets.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $13.30

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Alex Atallah, Devin Finzer

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $425.12M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    48

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