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Santa Monica Unicorns

4 Successful Unicorn Companies in Santa Monica

4 companies from Santa Monica have become unicorns. We have compiled all of them in this blog article.

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Once a company crosses the USD 1 billion mark, it becomes part of a rare and exclusive club: The Unicorn Club.

This next list contains 4 companies in Santa Monica that have achieved a valuation of more than $1 billion dollars; or in other words, have reached a so-called “Unicorn” status.

Top 4 Unicorn Companies in Santa Monica

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Bird

Bird

Bird is the dockless, electric, connected scooter company that provides an affordable transportation alternative to communities across the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.40

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Santa Monica

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Travis VanderZanden

  • Industries:

    Electric Vehicle, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $623,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    32

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Fair

Fair

Fair car leasing is a new, economical way of purchasing or leasing a vehicle. Fair offers flexible control packages and leasing options. Choose the one that suits you best.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    December 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Santa Monica

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Boone Park, Craig Nehamen, Georg Bauer, Jennifer Parke, Matt Cacciola, Scott Painter

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Internet, Leasing

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,101,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    36

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Skydance Media

Skydance Media

Skydance Media is a full-service entertainment company that creates elevated, event-level films, television series, and original digital content.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.30

    B (

    February 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Santa Monica

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    David Ellison

  • Industries:

    Film Production, Motion Capture

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $275,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    3

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ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is a fast, free way to post any job and hire candidates via mobile or email.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Santa Monica

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Ian Siegel, Joe Edmonds, Ward Poulos, Willis Redd

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Employment, Human Resources, Recruiting, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $219,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    3

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