Sales Unicorns

15 Sales Companies that went to Become Unicorns

Here’s a full list of unicorn companies in the sales industry that have made it to the US$1B valuation.

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There are a lot of things to consider when building a new startup - where to get funding, how to validate your idea, and what features should the product have.

One of the challenges, however, is finding a market that is willing to pay for your solution without even knowing what it is yet.

While some people say this makes your idea too vague and hard to monetize, there’s actually good news.

There’s more money in this space than ever before by angels investing in early-stage companies.

If you're building a Sales startup, you must check these 15 companies that have joined the unicorn club.

15 Sales Companies that Became Unicorns

Chemao

Chemao

Chemao is a platform designed to facilitate buying and selling of used cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1

    B (

    September 2015

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Hangzhou

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Guangyu Han, Wei Huang

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Marketplace, Online Auctions, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $198,735,094

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Clari

Clari

Clari provides a real-time, cloud-based platform that provides revenue operations teams with the information they need to execute at warp speed.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.60

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Andy Byrne, Venkat Rangan

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, CRM, Machine Learning, Marketing Automation, Predictive Analytics, Productivity Tools, Sales, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $271,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Dingdong Maicai

Dingdong Maicai

Dingdong Maicai is a fresh vegetable e-commerce platform that enables farmers to sell their fresh produce online to consumers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    May 2020

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,330,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    22

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Gong

Gong

Gong.io is a platform for analytics for growth, that empowers business insights through data collection, visualizations, and automation.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.20

    B (

    August 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Amit Bendov, Eilon Reshef

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, CRM, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Sales, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $333,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Jiuxian

Jiuxian

Jiuxian offers some of the best wine online to help you and your friends share a good drink, whether you’re celebrating or commiserating.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.05

    B (

    July 2015

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Haofeng He

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Food and Beverage, Sales, Wine And Spirits

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $363,670,677

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Jollychic

Jollychic

Jollychic is a premier online fashion destination, offering the latest looks straight from the runways for women and men.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Hangzhou

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Aaron Li

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $95,798,797

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    6

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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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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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Outreach

Outreach

Outreach is an all-in-one sales engagement platform to increase sales productivity across the enterprise by optimising consumer interactions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.33

    B (

    April 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Seattle

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Andrew Kinzer, Gordon Hempton, Manny Medina, Wes Hather

  • Industries:

    CRM, Enterprise, Enterprise Software, SaaS, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $289,018,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    28

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SalesLoft

SalesLoft

SalesLoft is a training platform that helps sales professionals to deliver a better sales experience for their customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Atlanta

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    David Cummings, Kyle Porter, Rob Forman, Tim Dorr

  • Industries:

    Email, SaaS, Sales, Sales Automation

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $245,700,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    13

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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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StockX

StockX

StockX provides collectors and sneaker enthusiasts a platform to buy and sell products with transparency, security and confidence.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.80

    B (

    June 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Detroit

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Chris Kaufman, Dan Gilbert, Greg Schwartz, Josh Luber

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Marketplace, Sales, Shoes

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $690,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    26

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VANCL

VANCL

Vancl is a web based exclusive retailer of designer labels. They are an online fashion company that offers its customers an opportunity to purchase top designer labels at competitive prices in an internet based business environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    December 2010

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Dongchen

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Nian Chen

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Fashion, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $522,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    10

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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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