Sunnyvale Unicorns

7 Most Established Unicorn Startups in Sunnyvale

7 companies from Sunnyvale have become unicorns. We have compiled all of them in this blog article.

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I'm sure you've heard the term unicorn before.

It refers to a privately held startup company that has achieved a $1 billion valuation.

These private companies are rare because reaching the billion-dollar mark is incredibly challenging.

Only 0.004% of all venture-backed companies achieve this distinction – but Sunnyvale is home to 7 unicorns including 23andMe, Clari, and Illumio.

The 7 Unicorn Startups in Sunnyvale

23andMe

23andMe

23andMe is a genetic testing company that conducts research and sells consumer genomics and biotechnology products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    October 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey, Paul Cusenza

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Genetics, Life Science

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $868,573,609

  • Number of funding rounds:

    16

  • Number of investors:

    32

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Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition provides the technologies and process to safely advance the development, testing, and deployment of autonomous vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.25

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Peter Ludwig, Qasar Younis

  • Industries:

    Autonomous Vehicles, Enterprise Software, Infrastructure, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1-10

  • Funding Amount:

    $176,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    14

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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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Druva

Druva

Druva’s data management solution delivers flexible, scalable and affordable enterprise data protection. It provides an intelligent layer that resides between user devices and a company's IT estate, safeguarding it against threats.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    June 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Jaspreet Singh, Milind Borate, Ramani Kothandaraman

  • Industries:

    Cloud Data Services, Cloud Security, Compliance, Data Storage, Enterprise Software, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $475,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    16

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Illumio

Illumio

Adaptive segmentation combines multiple signature-based and behavioral analysis to detect, prevent, and automatically respond to cyber attacks.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.57

    B (

    April 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Andrew Rubin, PJ Kirner

  • Industries:

    Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Data Center, Enterprise Software, Security

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $332,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Quanergy Systems

Quanergy Systems

Quanergy develops smart sensing solutions for the automotive industry, including LIDAR and 3D cameras.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    August 2016

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Louay Eldada, Tianyue Yu

  • Industries:

    3D Technology, Autonomous Vehicles, Information Services, Information Technology, Mapping Services, Navigation, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $135,308,960

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    13

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ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is a business intelligence platform that helps enterprise users, developers, analysts, and marketers to explore, analyze, and share data insights easily. It democratizes access to massive amounts of data making it simple for anyone to make data-driven decisions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.95

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Abhishek Rai, Ajeet Singh, Amit Prakash, Priyendra Deshwal, Priyendra Deshwal, Sanjay Agrawal, Shashank Gupta, Vijay Ganesan

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Software, Life Science, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $563,700,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    21

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