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Telecommunications Unicorns

7 Telecommunications Startups that are now Unicorn Companies

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

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Think Telecommunications is boring and everything’s been done before?

Think again.

If you’re in the telecommunications industry or are interested in starting a company in this space, this article dives into all of the hottest Telecommunications unicorn startups who are making their way to becoming worth more than US$1 billion.

7 Telecommunications Startups that are now Unicorns

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Astranis

Astranis

Astranis provides cost-effective and easily deployable satellites that bridge the digital divide.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    John Gedmark, Ryan McLinko

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Internet, Satellite Communication, Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $353,499,998

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    37

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Cell C

Cell C

Cell C is the largest telecommunications company in Africa and is committed to improving the customer experience through an integrated network.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2017

    )

  • Country:

    South Africa

  • City:

    Gauteng

  • Started in:

    2000

  • Founders:

    Lehlohonolo Moloi

  • Industries:

    Communication Hardware, Telecommunications, Wired Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    ZAR5,500,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Dialpad

Dialpad

Dialpad is the first analytics platform built on AI that helps enterprises make smarter business decisions through humanized insights and smarter calling.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Alex Cornell, Brian Peterson, Craig Walker, John Rector

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Call Center, Meeting Software, Mobile, Mobile Apps, SaaS, Software, Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $230,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Huaqin Communication Technology

Huaqin Communication Technology

Huaqin provides wireless network solutions and services for multinational corporations world-wide.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.19

    B (

    October 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2001

  • Founders:

    Wensheng Qiu

  • Industries:

    Communication Hardware, Mobile Devices, Telecommunications, Wireless

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥2,020,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    11

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HyalRoute Communication Group

HyalRoute Communication Group

HyalRoute operates a multi-fiber universal connection point that provides the highest values of international network coverage, redundancy, and continuity.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    May 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Singapore

  • City:

    Singapore

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Xinglong Huang

  • Industries:

    Communications Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Wired Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $263,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Infobip

Infobip

Infobip is a simple and affordable platform for businesses to communicate with their customers in real time across multiple channels.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Izabel Jelenic, Roberto Kutic, Silvio Kutic

  • Industries:

    Enterprise Software, Messaging, Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $200,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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MessageBird

MessageBird

MessageBird is a cloud communications platform that seamlessly integrates high-quality messaging, voice and video, reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    The Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Adriaan Mol, Robert Vis

  • Industries:

    Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Messaging, Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,100,120,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    14

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