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Top 6 Sustainability Unicorn Companies in 2022

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The number of successful companies in the Sustainability industry and worth more than $1 billion is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.

Particularly when a lot of these companies were only founded within the last 5 years or so.

That’s why we decided to put together this list of 6 Sustainability companies that have achieved the Unicorn status.

6 Sustainability Unicorns Companies

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Ola Electric Mobility

Ola Electric Mobility

Ola is a mobility platform and a ride-hailing company providing intercity transport for customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Anand Shah, Ankit Jain, Bhavish Aggarwal

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Manufacturing, Sales, Sustainability

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $822.29M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    19

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Farmers Business Network

Farmers Business Network

Farmers Business Network is a farmer-to-farmer network that connects farmers, ranchers, and agricultural entrepreneurs with both capital investors and other established farmer-entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.00

    B (

    August 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Carlos

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Amol Deshpande, Charles Baron

  • Industries:

    Agriculture, AgTech, Big Data, E-Commerce, Farming, Sustainability

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $739.60M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    24

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Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials is a battery recycling startup that makes electric vehicles and sustainable materials for circular supply chains.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.70

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Carson City

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    JB Straubel

  • Industries:

    Advanced Materials, Electric Vehicle, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $792.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Grove Collaborative

Grove Collaborative

Grove Collaborative is a direct-to-consumer, retail-driven ecommerce business that provides an end-to-end platform and community for natural home and personal care product companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.32

    B (

    September 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Chris Clark, Jordan Savage, Stuart Landesberg

  • Industries:

    Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Internet, Retail, Sustainability

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $453.01M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    27

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Rubicon

Rubicon

Rubicon provides efficient smart waste and recycling software that helps businesses save time, increase recycling rates, and reduce landfill.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.07

    B (

    August 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Lexington

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Lane B. Moore, Marc Spiegel, Nate Morris, Perry Moss

  • Industries:

    Cloud Computing, Computer, Recycling, SaaS, Software, Sustainability, Waste Management

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $341.68M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    27

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Nature's Fynd

Nature's Fynd

Nature’s Fynd is a food company that makes nutritional vegan protein from a microbe.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Chicago

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Mark Kozubal, Matthew Strongin, Thomas Jonas

  • Industries:

    Agriculture, AgTech, Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Sustainability

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $508.48M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    17

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