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23 Well-Known Unicorns in the Trading Platform Industry

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

It refers to a privately held 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 the Trading Platform industry is home to 23 unicorns including some of the biggest in the world.

23 Trading Platform Unicorns Companies

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FTX

FTX

FTX Exchange is a cryptocurrency exchange company that develops a mobile trading platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $32.00

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Bahamas

  • City:

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Gary Wang, Sam Bankman-Fried

  • Industries:

    Cryptocurrency, Finance, Financial Exchanges, Financial Services, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,828.69M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    40

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Trade Republic

Trade Republic

Trade Republic empowers millions of Europeans for wealth creation through easy, secure & free access to financial markets.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.30

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Christian Hecker, Marco Cancellieri, Thomas Pischke

  • Industries:

    Cryptocurrency, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Mobile, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $986.88M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Blockchain.com

Blockchain.com

Blockchain.com is the premier digital asset platform, the foundational technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.20

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Benjamin Reeves, Nicolas Cary, Peter Smith

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $490.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    26

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FalconX

FalconX

FalconX is a blockchain, cryptocurrency, and fintech-focused cryptocurrency brokerage and digital asset trading platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.75

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Mateo

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Prabhakar Reddy, Raghu Yarlagadda

  • Industries:

    Cryptocurrency, Financial Exchanges, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $277.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Upstox

Upstox

Upstox is a fin-tech company to allow innovative investment options for its users.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.40

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Mumbai

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Raghu Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Shrinivas Viswanath

  • Industries:

    Financial Services, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $54.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    3

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TradingView

TradingView

TradingView provides traders and investors with charts, tools, and social networking.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Westerville

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Constantine Ivanov, Denis Globa, Stan Bokov

  • Industries:

    Cloud Computing, Finance, FinTech, Stock Exchanges, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $339.37M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    22

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Kraken

Kraken

Kraken is the leading cryptocurrency exchange for those seeking to trade Bitcoin, Ethereum and over 40 other digital assets.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.92

    B (

    June 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Jesse Powell

  • Industries:

    Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $18.57M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    30

  • Number of investors:

    31

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Trumid

Trumid

Trumid helps to build data products to facilitate pricing and information discovery for the credit community.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.40

    B (

    July 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Ronnie Mateo

  • Industries:

    Banking, Electronics, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $711.73M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    25

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Pipe

Pipe

Pipe provides a platform to build and manage recurring revenue streams across subscription, e-commerce, and creative marketplaces.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Miami

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Harry Hurst, Josh Mangel, Zain Allarakhia

  • Industries:

    Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $366.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    54

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CoinSwitch Kuber

CoinSwitch Kuber

CoinSwitch Kuber is a cryptocurrency exchange platform allowing its users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.90

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bangalore

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Ashish Singhal, Govind Soni, Vimal Sagar Tiwari

  • Industries:

    Cryptocurrency, Financial Services, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $300.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Spinny

Spinny

Spinny is a used car buying platform enabling trustworthy and hassle-free transactions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.75

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Gurugram

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Ganesh Pawar, Mohit Gupta, Niraj Singh, Ramanshu Mahaur

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $515.90M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Whatnot

Whatnot

Whatnot is a live stream platform and marketplace that enables collectors and enthusiasts to connect, buy, and sell verified products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Marina del Rey

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Grant LaFontaine, Logan Head

  • Industries:

    Collectibles, E-Commerce, Marketplace, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $224.15M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    23

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Ouyeel

Ouyeel

Ouyeel Trading Platform is an online platform for Chinese steelmakers to buy and sell their excess production. The platform enables Chinese steelmakers to share products, improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.45

    B (

    June 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Advanced Materials, Industrial Manufacturing, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $433.72M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Yaoshibang

Yaoshibang

Yaoshibang is a Chinese B2B pharmaceutical trading platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.35

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guangzhou

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Zhang Buzhen

  • Industries:

    B2B, Pharmaceutical, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $200.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    14

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iTrustCapital

iTrustCapital

iTrustCapital is a digital asset investment platform to buy and sell Cryptocurrencies and Physical Gold real-time.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.30

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Long Beach

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Mo St, Todd Southwick

  • Industries:

    Cryptocurrency, Financial Services, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $125.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    3

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Public

Public

Public offers a full-service social investing environment that allows members to make investments in stocks, ETFs, and other financial instruments.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Jannick Malling, Matt Kennedy, Peter Quinn, Sean Hendelman

  • Industries:

    Cryptocurrency, FinTech, Stock Exchanges, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $313.68M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    33

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Amber Group

Amber Group

Amber Group is a one-stop shop for crypto finance services, offering liquidity provision, trading, and asset management 24 hours a day.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Hong Kong

  • City:

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Luke Li, Michael Wu, Thomas Zhu, Tiantian Kullander, Tony He, Wayne Huo

  • Industries:

    Cryptocurrency, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $128.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    22

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CoinDCX

CoinDCX

CoinDCX operates as a cryptocurrency exchange aggregator.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Maharashtra

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Neeraj Khandelwal, Sumit Gupta

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $109.40M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    19

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Ajaib

Ajaib

Ajaib is an investment platform that enables Indonesians to trade equities, exchange-traded funds, and mutual funds.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Indonesia

  • City:

    Jakarta

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Anderson Sumarli, Yada Piyajomkwan

  • Industries:

    Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $245.22M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Injective Protocol

Injective Protocol

Injective Protocol is a financial trading platform for cryptocurrencies. It aims to “unite all blockchain and crypto communities into a universal financial market”.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Albert Chon, Eric Chen

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Finance, Financial Exchanges, Financial Services, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $13.10M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    21

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Dune Analytics

Dune Analytics

Dune Analytics is an Ethereum-centric analytics platform that makes on-chain crypto data accessible and consumable.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    February 2022

    )

  • Country:

    Norway

  • City:

    Oslo

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Fredrik Haga, Mats Olsen

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $79.42M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    21

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REEF Technology

REEF Technology

Reef Finance is a DeFi platform that enables cross-chain integrations across various DeFi protocols.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Miami

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Denko Mancheski

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Financial Services, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $766.48M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Zhaogang

Zhaogang

Zhaogang.com is a website that serves the world’s metal industry with up-to-date information on worldwide steel pricing, demand, and availability.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Dong Wang

  • Industries:

    Advanced Materials, Industrial Manufacturing, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $361.25M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    14

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