Real Estate Unicorns

21 Well-Known Unicorn Companies in the Real Estate Industry

Startups are hard and becoming a unicorn startup is even harder, but here is a list of 21 real estate companies that have achieved the unicorn status.

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Being a unicorn startup is what you wish for in the later stage of the company’s growth.

It means that the startup has crossed the $1 billion mark and has become a unicorn.

Many startups will try to achieve this status but only a few make it.

Below, we listed 21 Real Estate companies that have already achieved this status.

21 Unicorn Companies in the Real Estate Industry

Better.com

Better.com

Better.com is bridging the gap between technology and homeownership to create a powerful, new way for people all over the country to buy and own homes.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.00

    B (

    November 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Eric Wilson, Erik Bernhardsson, Shawn Low, Viral Shah, Vishal Garg

  • Industries:

    Consumer Lending, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $905,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    21

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CloudKitchens

CloudKitchens

CloudKitchens offers smart kitchen designs for restaurants looking for a quality design and built on-time delivery -- all from a single source.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.30

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Los Angeles

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Travis Kalanick

  • Industries:

    Delivery Service, Real Estate, Restaurants, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1-10

  • Funding Amount:

    $400,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG)

Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG)

EMPG is a global real estate company specialising in developing luxury property in emerging markets.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    April 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United Arab Emirates

  • City:

    Dubai

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Imran Ali Khan, Zeeshan Ali Khan

  • Industries:

    Classifieds, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    No Data

  • Funding Amount:

    $279,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    3

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Global Switch

Global Switch

Global Switch is a multi-tenant colocation and cloud hosting provider with a large scale network of carrier and cloud neutral data centres.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $11.10

    B (

    December 2016

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    1998

  • Founders:

    Andy Ruhan

  • Industries:

    Data Center, Real Estate, Wholesale

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    £4,925,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    4

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Lianjia

Lianjia

Chian Home is a platform that enables real estate agencies to serve their clients more effectively. It safely delivers leads from online sources to the agents and helps them to close more deals while also running marketing campaigns for the agency.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.77

    B (

    April 2016

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2001

  • Founders:

    Hui Zuo

  • Industries:

    Commercial Real Estate, Customer Service, Home Decor, Property Management, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥9,450,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Loft

Loft

Loft is a highly-specialized marketplace for residential real estate that brings together motivated buyers and sellers. Thousands of buyers and sellers use Loft to buy and sell homes.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.20

    B (

    January 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    São Paulo

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Florian Hagenbuch, Gustavo D. Saraiva, João Vianna, Kristian Huber, Marcus Vinicius Grigoletto, Mariana Paixao, Mate Pencz

  • Industries:

    Marketplace, Property Management, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $788,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    41

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Mofang Gongyu

Mofang Gongyu

Mofang Gongyu is a real estate developer and property manager that provides apartment homes to individuals, families, and professionals.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    April 2016

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Lan Ge

  • Industries:

    Property Management, Real Estate, Rental Property, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $650,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    4

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Pacaso

Pacaso

Pacaso automates the co-ownership process, providing a full range of services on a single platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    Austin Allison, Spencer Rascoff

  • Industries:

    Marketplace, Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment, Residential

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,342,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Qualia

Qualia

Qualia is the next-generation digital closing platform that provides real estate, title, and mortgage companies with tools to help their customers save time and money as they buy or sell a home.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Joel Gottsegen, Lucas Hansen, Nate Baker

  • Industries:

    Marketplace, Property Management, Real Estate, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $160,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    10

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QuintoAndar

QuintoAndar

QuintoAndar provides a solution for landlords and renters to post properties and find ideal homes for your needs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    São Paulo

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Andre Penha, Gabriel Braga

  • Industries:

    Internet, Marketplace, Property Management, Real Estate, Rental, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $335,270,291

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    20

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REEF Technology

REEF Technology

REEF Technology is an integrated mobility group that researches, designs, funds and manages innovative solutions to the global parking problem.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Miami

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Ari Ojalvo, Aziz Ihsanoglu, Philippe Saint Just, Umut Tekin

  • Industries:

    Apps, E-Commerce Platforms, Food Delivery, Information Technology, Last Mile Transportation, Mobile, Real Estate, Virtualization

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,501,900,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Revolution

Revolution

REVOLUTION is the premiere collection of limited edition, pre-crafted properties.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2017

    )

  • Country:

    Philippines

  • City:

    Makati

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Robbie Antonio

  • Industries:

    Architecture, Building Material, Interior Design, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $15,400,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    1

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ServiceTitan

ServiceTitan

Service Titan is a field management software that uses cloud technology to increase sales leads and customer experiences of home services businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $8.30

    B (

    November 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Glendale

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Ara Mahdessian, Vahe Kuzoyan

  • Industries:

    CRM, Home Services, Information Technology, Real Estate, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $899,777,129

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Side

Side

Side is a cloud-based technology that transforms real estate agents, teams, and independent brokerages into businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Hilary Saunders

  • Industries:

    Real Estate, Real Estate Investment, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $213,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Vacasa

Vacasa

Vacasa offers a comprehensive list of services to help homeowners buy, manage, and sell their vacation homes.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Portland

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Cliff Johnson, Eric Breon

  • Industries:

    Adventure Travel, Leisure, Property Management, Real Estate, Tourism, Travel, Travel Accommodations, Vacation Rental

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $634,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    5

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VTS

VTS

Visitor Tracking System is a real estate CRM connected to every website and offline marketing initiative that allows brokerages, landlords, and tenants to have a near-instantaneous view of who visits their website, what they do there, and how to reach them.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Brandon Weber, Donald DeSantis, Karl Baum, Niall Smart, Nicholas Romito, Ryan Masiello

  • Industries:

    Asset Management, Commercial Real Estate, Enterprise Software, Leasing, Professional Services, Real Estate, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $187,360,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    27

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Wanda E-Commerce

Wanda E-Commerce

Wanda E-Commerce provides an online shopping solution that stores, manufactures, and brands B2B and B2C products under one roof. With direct integrations to major retail outlets and white-labelling capabilities, we will provide a one-stop shop for all of your online operations.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3

    B (

    January 2015

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Commercial Real Estate, E-Commerce, Finance, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥6,000,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    5

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WeWork

WeWork

WeWork is a commercial real estate company that provides beautiful workspaces and serves communities by providing services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $9

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Adam Neumann, Miguel McKelvey, Rebekah Neumann

  • Industries:

    Commercial Real Estate, Coworking, Property Development, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $20,645,784,331

  • Number of funding rounds:

    17

  • Number of investors:

    18

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WeWork China

WeWork China

WeWork China is a fully integrated, all-in-one workspace provider that unites the work of every aspect of your business.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Adam Neumann, Miguel McKelvey

  • Industries:

    Coworking, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,200,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Xiaozhu.com

Xiaozhu.com

Xiaozhu.com is a professional online real estate platform that solves matching customization problems for both landlords and tenants.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    November 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Chi Chen, Liantao Wang

  • Industries:

    Internet, Real Estate, Rental

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $571,599,827

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Ziroom

Ziroom

Ziroom offers rental management software for clients as well as customer software for property owners. With a platform that’s accommodating, easy to use, and simple to maintain, the Ziroom solution is leading the way in home ownership.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.60

    B (

    January 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Lin Xiong

  • Industries:

    Real Estate, Rental, Rental Property

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,120,790,266

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    7

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