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The 6 Most Valuable Unicorns in San Diego

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San Diego is filled with successful companies that have raised millions of dollars in VC funding that came from some of the top investors in the world.

Many of these successes have turned into unicorns — private companies worth over $1 billion.

If you want to build the next unicorn in San Diego, these 6 companies should be your inspiration.

The 6 Unicorns in San Diego

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Biosplice Therapeutics

Biosplice Therapeutics

Biosplice Therapeutics is developing tissue-level regeneration technologies that will be used in the fields of functional medicine and regenerative medicine.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $12.00

    B (

    August 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Diego

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Osman Kibar

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Health Care, Life Science

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $285.71M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    12

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ClickUp

ClickUp

ClickUp is a cloud-based platform that replaces other workplace apps for all users and all departments in an organization.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.00

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Diego

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Alex Yurkowski, Zeb Evans

  • Industries:

    Apps, Collaboration, Productivity Tools, SaaS, Software, Task Management

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $535.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    6

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Seismic

Seismic

Seismic is a software platform that empowers companies to build better marketing campaigns and scale their sales and marketing operations, faster.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    December 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Diego

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Douglas Winter, Ed Calnan, Fred Xie, Marc Romano, Nasser Barghouti

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Enterprise Software, Machine Learning, Marketing Automation, Sales Automation

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,900.94M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Tealium

Tealium

Tealium is the leading provider of customer data orchestration tools that improve the effectiveness of digital marketing using first-party data across advertising, ecommerce and digital analytics.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Diego

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Ali Behnam, Mike Anderson

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Data Integration, Developer APIs, Enterprise Software, Marketing

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $263.90M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Drata

Drata

Drata is a compliance and security platform that automates the compliance workflow on a company's security controls.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Diego

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    Adam Markowitz, Daniel Marashlian, Troy Markowitz

  • Industries:

    Compliance, Internet, Security, Software

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $128.20M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Shield AI

Shield AI

Shield AI is building the world's best AI pilot.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Diego

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Andrew Reiter, Brandon Tseng, Ryan Tseng

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mechanical Engineering, National Security, Robotics, Security, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $345.35M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    10

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