Pennsylvania Unicorns

The 4 Most Well-Known Unicorn Companies from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to 4 unicorn companies and you can find them all in this article.

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The number of successful companies run by people in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania'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 Pennsylvania.

We decided to put together this list of 4 companies from Pennsylvania that have achieved this status.

The 4 Unicorn Companies from Pennsylvania

Argo AI

Argo AI

Argo AI is an artificial intelligence company that designs, builds and deploys self-driving technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $7.25

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Pittsburgh

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Bryan Salesky, Peter Rander

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $3,600,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo is an online education platform that will help you learn another language while translating the web on your phone or computer.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.40

    B (

    December 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Pittsburgh

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Luis von Ahn, Severin Hacker

  • Industries:

    E-Learning, Education, Language Learning, Mobile Apps

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $183,300,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    13

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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:

    $8.90

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Philadelphia

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Rafael Ilishayev, Yakir Gola

  • Industries:

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

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,449,710,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Phenom People

Phenom People

Phenom is a recruitment platform that uses artificial intelligence to streamline the hiring process and make it more cost-efficient for companies of all sizes.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Ambler

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Brad Goldoor, Hari Bayireddy, Mahe Bayireddi

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Human Resources, Recruiting, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $161,419,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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