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Top 8 News Unicorn Companies in 2022

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reddit

Reddit is a place for community, conversation, and connection with millions of users worldwide.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $10.00

    B (

    July 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2005

  • Founders:

    Aaron Swartz, Alexis Ohanian, Steve Huffman

  • Industries:

    Content, News, Social Bookmarking, Social Media, Social Network

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,487.23M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    28

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Vice Media

Vice Media

Vice is a multi-platform media company. They make television, videos, magazines, and websites about the things that interest young people.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.70

    B (

    April 2011

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Brooklyn

  • Started in:

    1994

  • Founders:

    Shane Smith, Suroosh Alvi

  • Industries:

    Media and Entertainment, News, Publishing, Video, Video Streaming

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,690.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    13

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DailyHunt

DailyHunt

DailyHunt provides a 24×7 mobile application that keeps you updated on the news from across the globe.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.10

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Chandu Sohoni, Umang Bedi, Umesh Kulkarni, Virendra Gupta

  • Industries:

    Information Technology, Language Learning, Mobile, News, Operating Systems, Social Media, Social News, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $868.67M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    17

  • Number of investors:

    24

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SmartNews

SmartNews

SmartNews is an app that brings curated news from trustworthy sources to your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    August 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Japan

  • City:

    Tokyo

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Kaisei Hamamoto, Ken Suzuki

  • Industries:

    Apps, Journalism, Media and Entertainment, Mobile, News

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $409.60M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    21

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Yidian Zixun

Yidian Zixun

Yidian Zixun, a professional mobile news aggregator, provides users with concentrated and syndicated news feeds.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    October 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Jeff Zheng, Xuyang Ren

  • Industries:

    Media and Entertainment, News, Social News

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $526.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Flipboard

Flipboard

Flipboard combines the functionality of a social news platform with a tablet app to create a magazine-like experience.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.32

    B (

    July 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Palo Alto

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Evan Doll, Mike McCue

  • Industries:

    Apps, iOS, Media and Entertainment, Mobile, News, Social

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $210.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    19

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Lamabang

Lamabang

Lamabang is a Chinese ecommerce company that creates lifestyle products for modern mothers who are always on the go.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    March 2015

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Jin Zan

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Fashion, Internet, Lifestyle, News, Parenting, Shopping

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $120.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    8

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News Break

News Break

News Break is the Nation's #1 Intelligent Local News Platform

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Mountain View

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Jeff Zheng, Xuyang Ren

  • Industries:

    Journalism, Media and Entertainment, News, Search Engine

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $140.23M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    3

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