See the complete list of Unicorn Startups or Unicorn Companies with current valuation in excess of $1bn – Agwu, C. J

A unicorn startup or unicorn company is a private company with a valuation over $1 billion. As of August 2018, there are more than 260 unicorns around the world. Variants include a decacorn, valued at over $10 billion, and a hectocorn, valued at over $100 billion.

Current Private Companies Valued At $1B+

Total Number of Unicorn Companies: 291

Total Cumulative Valuation: ~ $996B

 

Notable lists of unicorn companies are maintained by The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, CNNMoney/CB Insights, and TechCrunch.

 

The unicorns are concentrated in a few countries: US (140), China (78), India (14), UK (14), Germany (7) Indonesia (4), South Korea (4), France (3), Switzerland (3), Indonesia (3), South Africa (2), Israel (4),  and 15 countries Estonia, Philippines, Portugal, Nigeria, Australia, Luxembourg, Columbia, UAE, Japan, Malta, Sweden, Singapore, Brazil, Canada, and Hong Kong (1 each).

 

In sub-Saharan Africa, there is only one Unicorn Company, the Nigerian based ecommerce giant, Jumia, with a current valuation of $1.04billion

COMPANY VALUATION $B DATE JOINED COUNTRY INDUSTRY SELECT INVESTORS
Toutiao (Bytedance) $75 4/7/2017 China Digital Media/ AI Sequoia Capital China, SIG Asia Investments, Sina Weibo, Softbank Group
Uber $72 8/23/2013 United States On-Demand Lowercase Capital, Benchmark Capital, Google Ventures
Didi Chuxing $56 12/31/2014 China On-Demand Matrix Partners, Tiger Global Management, Softbank Corp.,
Airbnb $29.3 7/26/2011 United States eCommerce/Marketplace General Catalyst Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, ENIAC Ventures
SpaceX $21.5 12/1/2012 United States Other Transportation Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Rothenberg Ventures
Palantir Technologies $20 5/5/2011 United States Big Data RRE Ventures, Founders Fund, In-Q-Tel
WeWork $20 2/3/2014 United States Facilities T. Rowe Price, Benchmark Capital, SoftBank Group
Stripe $20 1/23/2014 United States Fintech Khosla Ventures, Lowercase Capital, capitalG
Lu.com $18.5 12/26/2014 China Fintech Ping An Insurance CDH Investments, Bank of China
JUUL Labs $15 12/20/2017 United States Consumer Electronics Tiger Global Management
Pinterest $12.3 5/19/2012 United States Social Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Firstmark Capital
Bitmain Technologies $12 7/6/2018 China Blockchain Coatue Management, Sequoia Capital China, IDG Capital
Samumed $12 8/6/2018 United States Biotechnology Vickers Venture Partners, IKEA GreenTech
Lyft $11.5 3/12/2015 United States On-Demand Founders Fund, Mayfield Fund, capitalG
GrabTaxi $11 12/4/2014 Singapore On-Demand GGV Capital, Vertex Venture Holdings, Softbank Group
Global Switch $11.08 12/22/2016 United Kingdom Computer Hardware & Services Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Essence Financial, Jiangsu Sha Steel Group
Infor $10 11/16/2016 United States Internet Software & Services Blackstone Group, Koch Industries
DJI Innovations $10 5/6/2015 China Hardware Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital
One97 COMMSs (operates Paytm) $10 5/12/2015 India Fintech Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Alibaba Group
Coupang $9 5/28/2014 South Korea eCommerce/ Marketplace Sequoia Capital, Founder Collective, Wellington Management
Coinbase $8 8/10/2017 United States Fintech Y Combinator, Union Square Ventures, DFJ Growth
Instacart $7.6 12/30/2014 United States On-Demand Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Collaborative Fund
Moderna $7.5 12/19/2014 United States Healthcare Flagship Ventures, Invus Group, Wellington Management
Slack Technologies $7.1 10/31/2014 United States Internet Software & Services Google Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Index Ventures
Snapdeal $7 5/21/2014 India Biotechnology SoftBankGroup, Blackrock, Alibaba Group
Roivant Sciences $7 11/13/2018 Switzerland Biotechnology SoftBankGroup, Founders Fund
Guazi (Chehaoduo) $6.6 3/12/2016 China eCommerce/ Marketplace Sequoia Capital China, GX Capital
Tanium $6.5 3/31/2015 United States Cybersecurity Andreessen Horowitz, Nor-Cal Invest, TPG Growth
Lianjia (Homelink) $5.8 4/8/2016 China eCommerce/ Marketplace Tencent, Baidu, Huasheng Capital
Manbang Group $6 4/24/2018 China Supply chain & Logistics Softbank Group, CapitalG
EasyHome $5.7 2/12/2018 China Retail Alibaba Group, Boyu Capital, Borui Capital
Vice Media $5.7 8/17/2013 United States Media Technology Crossover Ventures, A&E Television Networks
Robinhood $5.6 4/26/2017 United States Fintech Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global
Intarcia Therapeutics $5.5 4/1/2014 United States Healthcare New Enterprise Associates, New Leaf Venture Partners, Charter Venture Capital
Outcome Health $5 5/31/2017 United States Healthcare Goldman Sachs, capitalG, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
United Imaging Healthcare $5 9/14/2017 China Healthcare China Life Insurance, China Development Bank Capital, CITIC Securities International
UBTECH Robotics $5 7/26/2016 China Robotics CDH Investments, Goldstone Investments, Qiming Venture Partners
Oyo Rooms $5 9/25/2018 India Travel Tech SoftBank Group, Sequoia Capital India,Lightspeed India Partners
Bluehole $5 8/9/2018 South Korea Travel Tech Tencent Holdings, Stonebridge Capital, IMM Investment
Machine Zone $5 7/16/2014 United States Gaming J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Menlo Ventures
Magic Leap $4.98 10/21/2014 United States VR/AR Obvious Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz
Meizu Technology $4.58 7/23/2014 China Hardware Telling TELECOMMS Holding Co., Alibaba Group
Fanatics $4.5 6/6/2012 United States eCommerce/ Marketplace SoftBank Group, Andreessen Horowitz, Temasek Holdings
SenseTime $4.5 7/11/2017 China Computer Vision/ AI Star VC, IDG Capital, Infore Capital, Alibaba Group
Social Finance (SoFi) $4.5 2/3/2015 United States Fintech Baseline Ventures, DCM Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners
Compass $4.4 8/31/2016 United States Real Estate Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Wellington Management
Olacabs $4.3 10/27/2014 India On-demand Accel Partners, SoftBank Group, Sequoia Capital
Yello Mobile $4 11/11/2014 South Korea Mobile Software & Services Formation 8
Houzz $4 9/30/2014 United States eCommerce/ Marketplace New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital, Comcast Ventures
DoorDash $4 3/1/2018 United States Food Delivery Softbank Group, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures
Nubank $4 3/1/2018 Brazil Fintech Sequoia Capital, Redpoint e.ventures, Kaszek Ventures
Horizon Robotics $4 11/27/2018 China AI / Robotics Morningside Group, Hillhouse Capital Management, Intel Capital
XPeng Motors $3.65 8/2/2018 China Automobile Morningside Venture Capital, Foxconn Technology Company, Alibaba Group
Auto1 Group $3.54 8/3/2015 Germany eCommerce/ Marketplace Digital Sky Technologies, Piton Capital, DN Capital, SoftBank Group
Otto Bock HealthCare $3.5 6/24/2017 Germany Healthcare EQT Partners
Credit Karma $3.5 9/29/2014 United States Fintech Felicis Ventures, SV Angel, Founders Fund
Snowflake Computing $3.5 1/25/2018 United States Internet Software & Services Redpoint Ventures,Iconiq Capital, Madrona Venture Group
Indigo Agriculture $3.5 9/26/2017 United States Biotech Activant Capital Group, Alaska Permanent Fund, Baillie Gifford & Co.
Youxia Motors $3.35 4/2/2018 China Automobile China Environmental Protection Industry, China Fortune Ocean
The Hut Group $3.25 08/13/2017 United Kingdom eCommerce Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Old Mutual Global Investors, Artemis Investment Management
Oscar Health Insurance Co. $3.2 4/20/2015 United States Healthcare BoxGroup, Formation8, Khosla Ventures
Zoox $3.2 5/27/2016 United States Auto Tech AID Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
SmileDirectClub $3.2 5/27/2016 United States Health & Wellnes Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Spark Capital
Kuaishou $3 1/1/2015 China Social Morningside Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Baidu
Royole Corporation $3 11/4/2016 China Hardware Warmsun Holding, IDG Capital Partners
Maoyan-Weiying $3 11/10/2017 China eCommerce/ Marketplace Tencent Holdings, Enlight Media Group
VANCL $3 12/14/2010 China eCommerce/ Marketplace Ceyuan Ventures, QiMing Venture Partners, Temasek Holdings
ContextLogic (dba. Wish) $3 5/18/2015 United States eCommerce/ Marketplace Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Digital Sky Technologies
BGL Group $3 11/24/2017 United Kingdom Fintech CPP Investment Board
Circle Internet Financial $3 5/15/2018 United States Fintech General Catalyst, Digital Currency Group, Accel
Xiaohongshu $3 3/31/2016 China eCommerce/ Marketplace GGV Capital, ZhenFund, Tencent
Unity Technologies $3 7/13/2016 United States Gaming Sequoia Capital, iGlobe Partners, DFJ Growth
CrowdStrike $3 5/17/2017 United States Cybersecurity Warbug Pincus, capitalG, Accel Partners
Vipkid $3 8/23/2017 China Edtech Sequoia Capital China, Tencent Holdings, Sinovation Ventures
SouChe Holdings $3 11/1/2017 China AutoTech Morningside Ventures, Warburg Pincus, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund
UiPath $3 3/2/2018 United States Robotic Process Automation Accel Partners, capitalG, Earlybrid Venture Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Niantic $3 11/24/2017 United States AR/VR Nintendo, Google, Pokemon Company International, Spark Capital
ESR Cayman (e-Shang Redwood) $2.8 7/26/2017 China Real Estate SK Group, GF Investments, China Minsheng Banking Corp.
Meicai $2.8 1/11/2018 China Food & Grocery Tiger Global Management, Blue Lake Capital, ZhenFund
Automation Anywhere $2.6 7/2/2018 United States Robotics General Atlantic, Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates
Klarna $2.5 12/12/2011 Sweden Fintech Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic
VistaJet $2.5 8/23/2017 Malta On-demand Rhone Capital
Zhihu $2.5 1/12/2017 China Internet Software & Services Tencent Holdings, Sinovation Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners
GRAIL $2.46 3/1/2017 United States Genomics Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Amazon, Merck & Co.
YITU Technology $2.37 3/8/2018 China Computer Vision Sequoia Capital China, Banyan Capital
Uptake $2.3 10/27/2015 United States Big Data Revolution, New Enterprise Associates, Caterpillar
ACORN OakNorth $2.3 10/12/2017 United Kingdom Fintech Clermont Group, Coltrane Asset Management, Toscafund Asset Management
Zume Pizza $2.25 11/1/2018 United States On Demand Softbank Group, AME Cloud Ventures, SignalFire
NuCom Group $2.2 2/22/2018 Germany Management & Strategy Consulting General Atlantic
MINISO Life $2.2 9/30/2018 China Retail Hillhouse Capital Management, and Tencent Holdings
benevolent.ai $2.1 6/2/2015 United Kingdom Healthcare Woodford Investment Management
ReNew Power Ventures $2 2/14/2017 India Energy & Utilities Goldman Sachs, JERA, Asian Development Bank
Traveloka $2 7/28/2017 Indonesia TravelTech Global Founders Capital, East Ventures, Expedia Inc.
Huimin $2 9/5/2016 China On-Demand Zheshang Venture Capital, GP Capital, Western Capital Management
Zenefits $2 5/6/2015 United States Fintech SV Angel, Institutional Venture Partners, Venrock
Avant $2 9/30/2015 United States Fintech RRE Ventures, Tiger Global, August Capital
Trendy Group International $2 2/13/2012 China Clothing & Accessories L Capital Partners
Deliveroo $2 9/25/2017 United Kingdom On-demand Accel Partners, General Catalyst, Index Ventures
Affirm $2 12/11/2017 United States Fintech Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, Singapore Wealth Fund
Cambricon $2 8/18/2017 China Chips & Semiconductors Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, CAS Investment Management Co., Lenovo Ventures Group
Preferred Networks $2 5/17/2018 Japan Internet Software & Services Toyota Motor Corporation, Mizuho Financial Group, FANUC
Improbable $2 5/12/2017 United Kingdom AR/VR Andreessen Horowitz, SoftBank Group, Temasek Holdings
LegalZoom $2 7/31/2018 United States RegTech K1 Capital, Francisco Partners, Neuberger Berman
Tempus Labs $2 3/21/2018 United States Robotic Process Automation New Enterprise Associates, T. Rowe Associates, Lightbank
OpenDoor Labs $2 11/30/2016 United States Real Estate Norwest Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Khosla Ventures
Zomato Media $2 4/10/2015 India Social Sequoia Capital, VY Capital
Go-Jek $1.8 8/4/2016 Indonesia On-Demand Formation Group, Sequoia Capital India, Warburg Pincus
Quora $1.8 4/21/2017 United States Internet Software & Services Y Combinator, Matrix Partners, Benchmark
Zocdoc $1.8 8/20/2015 United States Healthcare Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Goldman Sachs
Sprinklr $1.8 3/31/2015 United States Internet Software & Services Azure Capital Partners, Battery Ventures, Intel Capital
reddit $1.8 7/31/2017 United States Social Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital, Coatue Management
Devoted Health $1.8 10/16/2018 United States Healthcare Andreessen Horowitz, F-Prime Capital, Venrock
L&P Cosmetic $1.78 4/28/2017 South Korea Beauty & grooming CDIB Capital
Squarespace $1.7 12/14/2017 United States Internet Software & Services General Atlantic, Index Ventures, Accel Partners
Buzzfeed $1.7 8/18/2015 United States Media SV Angel, RRE Ventures, New Enterprise Associates
Revolut $1.7 4/26/2018 United Kingdom Fintech index Ventures, DST Global, Ribbit Capital
Carbon3D $1.7 12/20/2017 United States Hardware Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Wakefield Group
UCommune $3 1/18/2017 China Real Estate Ant Financial Services Group, Dahong Group, Sequoia Capital China
Insidesales.com $1.7 4/28/2014 United States Big Data Microsoft Ventures, US Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Discord $1.65 04/20/2018 United States eSports Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Tencent Holdings
CureVac $1.65 3/5/2015 Germany Biotechnology dievini Hopp BioTech Holding & Co., Eli Lilly & Co., LBBW Venture Capital
Darktrace $1.65 03/05/2015 Germany Healthcare Northview Ventures, dievini Hopp BioTech Holding & Co.m Baillie Gifford & Co.
Afiniti $1.8 4/14/2017 United States Internet Software & Services GAM Holding
Infinidat $1.6 4/29/2015 Israel Hardware TPG Growth, Goldman Sachs
BlaBlaCar $1.6 9/16/2015 France On-Demand Accel Partners, Index Ventures, Insight Venture Partners
Beijing LaKala Billing Services $1.6 6/23/2015 China Fintech China Continent Property & Casualty Insurance, China Renaissance Capital Investment, China Taiping Life Insurance
CAOCAO $1.6 1/17/2018 China On Demand People Electrical Appliance Group China, Zhongrong International Trust
Gan & Lee Pharmaceuticals $1.6 11/1/2014 China Biotechnology Qiming Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs, Hillhouse Capital Management
TransferWise $1.6 1/26/2015 United Kingdom Fintech IA Ventures, Index Ventures, SV Angel
Looker $1.6 12/6/2018 United States Business Intelligence, Analytics & Performance Mgmt Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, capitalG
Quanergy Systems $1.59 8/24/2016 United States Auto Tech Delphi Automotive, Samsung Ventures, Motus Ventures
Promasidor Holdings $1.58 11/8/2016 South Africa Food and Beverage IFC, Ajinomoto
Oxford Nanopore Technologies $1.55 7/21/2015 United Kingdom Healthcare Illumina, Invesco Perpetual, IP Group
DouyuTV $1.51 11/20/2017 China Internet Software & Services CMB International Capital, Nanshan Capital, Tencent Holdings
Mu Sigma $1.5 2/7/2013 United States Big Data Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic
STX Entertainment $1.5 8/10/2016 United States Entertainment Tencent, TPG Growth, Hony Capital
GuaHao (We Doctor) $1.5 9/22/2015 China Healthcare Tencent, Morningside Group
JetSmarter $1.5 12/12/2016 United States TravelTech Jay-Z, Saudi Royal Family, Jet Edge
Tujia $1.5 6/17/2015 China eCommerce/ Marketplace GGV Capital, QiMing Venture Partnersl
ironSource $1.5 8/11/2014 Israel Mobile Software & Services Access Industries, Clal Industries and Investments
23andMe $1.5 7/3/2015 United States Healthcare Google Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, MPM Capital
Nextdoor $1.5 3/4/2015 United States Social Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Insight Venture Partners
Aihuishou $1.5 7/12/2018 China Marketplace Morningside Ventures, JD.com, Tiantu Capital
Freshworks $1.5 7/31/2018 United States Internet Software & Services Accel, Tiger Global Management, capitalG
Asana $1.5 11/29/2018 United States Internet Software & Services 8VC, Benchmark, Generation Investment Management
Flexport $1.5 4/30/2018 United States Internet Software & Services Bloomberg Beta, Founders Fund, First Round Capital
Hellobike $1.46 6/01/2018 China Travel Ant Financial Services Group, GGV Capital
Tuandaiwang $1.46 5/30/2017 China Fintech Beihai Hongtai Investment, China Minsheng Investment, Yisheng Innovation
Coocaa $1.45 3/16/2018 China Consumer Hardware Baidu, Tencent Holdings
Gett $1.4 6/7/2018 Israel On-demand Volkswagen, Access Industries, Vostok New Ventures
CGTZ $1.4 2/21/2017 China Fintech Shunwei Capital Partners, China Media Group, Guangzhou Huiyin Aofeng Equity Investment Fund
Koudai Gouwu $1.4 10/23/2014 China eCommerce/ Marketplace New Enterprise Associates, Tiger Global management, Tencent
AvidXchange $1.4 6/8/2017 United States Fintech Temasek Holdings, Charlotte Angel Partners, TPG Growth
Hike $1.4 8/16/2016 India Social Foxconn, Tiger Global management, Tencent
C3 IoT $1.4 3/2/2017 United States IoT Makena Capital Management, TPG Growth, Breyer Capital
AppLovin $1.4 1/1/2017 United States Adtech Orient Hontai Capital, Webb Investment Network
Toast $1.4 7/10/2018 United States Restaurant Tech Bessemer Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management, Google Ventures
Allbirds $1.4 10/11/2018 United States Apparel Lerer Hippeau Ventures, T. Rowe Price, Tiger Global Management
DraftKings $1.35 7/26/2015 United States Internet Software & Services Accomplice, GGV Capital, Redpoint Ventures
PagerDuty $1.3 9/6/2018 United States Internet Software & Services Andreessen Horowitz, Harrison Metal, T. Rowe Price
Rubrik $1.3 4/28/2017 United States Internet Software & Services Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures
Zeta Interactive $1.3 7/15/2015 United States Internet Software & Services GSO Capital Partners, Franklin Square
Peloton Interactive $1.3 5/24/2017 United States Fitness True Ventures, Tiger Global Management, L Catterton
Docker $1.3 4/14/2015 United States Internet Software & Services Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital
Swiggy $1.3 6/21/2018 India On-demand Accel India, SAIF Partners, Norwest Venture Partners
Intercom $1.27 3/27/2018 United States Sales Tech Social Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners
Monzo $1.27 10/31/2018 United Kingdom Fintech Passion Capital, Thrive Capital, Orange Digital Ventures
Atom Bank $1.25 3/7/2018 United Kingdom Fintech Toscafund Asset Management, Woodford Investment Management, BBVA
Thumbtack $1.2 9/29/2015 United States eCommerce/ Marketplace Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, Google Capital
Ten-X $1.2 3/5/2014 United States Internet Software & Services Stone Point Capital, Google Capital
Clover Health $1.2 5/10/2017 United States Healthcare Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, First Round Capital
Warby Parker $1.2 4/30/2015 United States eCommerce/ Marketplace BoxGroup, Felicis Ventures, First Round Capital
Human Longevity $1.2 4/5/2016 United States Healthcare Celgene, GE Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
OfferUp $1.2 9/8/2016 United States eCommerce/ Marketplace Andreessen Horowitz, GGV Capital, T. Rowe Price
Careem Networks $1.2 12/18/2016 United Arab Emirates On Demand STC Ventures, Al Tayyar Travel Group, Wamda Capital
Postmates $1.2 9/18/2018 United States On Demand Founders Fund, Matrix Partners, Tiger Global Management
HeartFlow $1.19 12/4/2017 United States Digital Health BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, US Venture Partners
Logic Show (Luojisiwei) $1.17 7/20/2017 China Ed Tech Sequoia Capital China, Qiming Venture Partners, Tencent Holdings
Automattic $1.16 5/27/2013 United States Internet Software & Services Insight Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital, Polaris Partners
NetEase Cloud Music $1.16 8/2/2018 France Internet Software & Services Kingdom Holding Company, Access Industries, Orange Digital Ventures
Deezer $1.16 4/11/2017 China Internet Software & Services China International Capital Corporation, Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary, Shanghai Media Group
LIfeMiles $1.15 7/13/2015 Colombia Business Products & Services Advent International
BrewDog $1.15 4/10/2017 United Kingdom Food & Beverages TSG Consumer Partners, Crowdcube
Global Fashion Group $1.1 4/8/2015 Luxembourg eCommerce/ Marketplace Access Industries, Rocket Internet, Tengelmann Ventures
Shopclues $1.1 1/12/2016 India eCommerce/ Marketplace Nexus Venture Partners, GIC Special Investments, Tiger Global Management
Proteus Digital Health $1.1 6/2/2014 United States Healthcare Novartis, Essex Woodlands, The Carlyle Group
Actifio $1.1 3/24/2014 United States Big Data Greylock Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures
TangoMe $1.1 3/20/2014 United States Social Draper Fisher Jurtson, Qualcomm Ventures, Alibaba Group
Tuhu $1.16 12/2/2017 China Auto Tech Qiming Venture Partners, Yaxia Automobile, Far East Horizon
OVH $1.1 7/3/2015 France Big Data Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.,TowerBrook Capital Partners
Tradeshift $1.1 5/30/2018 United States Fintech / Supply Chain Notion Capital, Scentan Ventures, Kite Ventures
Lime $1.1 7/9/2018 United States Travel Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue Management, Uber
GitLab $1.1 9/19/2018 United States DevOps Google Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Khosla Ventures
Yijiupi (易久批) $1.1 9/20/2018 China e-commerce Source Code Capital, Meituan Dianping, Tencent Holdings
Brex $1.1 10/5/2018 United States Fintech DST Global, Ribbit Capital, Greenoaks Capital Management
Radius Payments Solutions $1.07 11/27/2017 United Kingdom Internet Software & Services Inflexion Private Equity
Formlabs $1.06 8/1/2018 United States 3D Printing Pitango Venture Capital, DFJ Growth Fund, Foundry Group
Jiuxian $1.05 7/30/2015 China eCommerce/ Marketplace Sequoia Capital China, Rich Land Capital, Merrysunny Wealth
Jumia $1.04 2/8/2016 Nigeria eCommerce/ Marketplace AXA
AppDirect $1.04 10/7/2015 United States Internet Software & Services Mithril, iNovia Capital, Foundry Group
Kendra Scott Jewelry $1 12/21/2016 United States Clothing & Accessories Berkshire Partners, Norwest Venture Partners
Avaloq Group $1.01 3/22/2017 Switzerland Fintech Warbug Pincus
Katerra $1 4/13/2017 United States Construction Tech Foxconn Technology Company, Khosla Ventures, Moore Capital Management
Yuanfudao $1 5/31/2017 China Edtech Tencent Holdings, Warbug Pincus, IDG Capital
Yixia $1 11/24/2015 China Social Sequoia Capital China, Sina Weibo, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures
Medallia $1 7/21/2015 United States Internet Software & Services Sequoia Capital
Apus Group $1 1/16/2015 China Mobile Software & Services Redpoint Ventures, QiMing Venture Partners, Chengwei Capital
CloudFlare $1 12/1/2012 United States Cybersecurity New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures
Procore Technologies $1 12/8/2016 United States Construction Tech Bessemer Venture Partners, O’Connor Ventures, Iconiq Capital
Lookout $1 8/13/2014 United States Cybersecurity Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Lowercase Capital
Fanli $1 4/20/2015 China eCommerce/ Marketplace QiMing Venture Partners, Steam boat Ventures
TechStyle Fashion Group $1 8/29/2014 United States eCommerce/ Marketplace Matrix Partners, Passport Capital, Rho Ventures
Desktop Metal $1 7/17/2017 United States 3D Printing Australian Future Fund, GE Ventures, Data Collective
Illumio $1 4/14/2014 United States Cybersecurity Data Collective, Formation 8, General Catalyst Partners
BeiBei $1 1/22/2015 China eCommerce/ Marketplace Banyan Capital, New Horizon Capital, IDG Capital Partners
InMobi $1 12/2/2014 India Adtech Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Softbank Corp., Sherpalo Ventures
MarkLogic $1 5/12/2015 United States Big Data Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, Northgate Capital
Zhaogang $1 6/29/2017 China eCommerce/ Marketplace K2 Ventures, Matrix Partners China, IDG Capital
Vox Media $1 8/12/2015 United States Media Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, General Atlantic
Kik Interactive $1 8/18/2015 Canada Social Union Square Ventures, RRE Ventures, Spark Capital
letgo $1 9/28/2017 United States eCommerce/ Marketplace Accel Partners, FJ Labs, Insight Venture Partners
Kabbage $1 10/14/2015 United States Fintech BlueRun Ventures, SV Angel, Mohr Davidow Ventures
iTutorGroup $1 11/18/2015 China Ed Tech QiMing Venture Partners, Temasek Holdings, Silverlink Capital
Gusto $1 12/18/2015 United States Fintech General Catalyst Partners, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Dt Dream $1 6/8/2017 China Internet Software & Services Alibaba Group, China Everbright Investment Management, Yinxinggu Capital
Cell C $1 8/8/2017 South Africa TELECOMMD Blue Label Telecoms, Net1 UEPS Technologies
MindMaze $1 2/17/2016 Switzerland VR/AR Hinduja Group
Mia.com $1 9/8/2015 China eCommerce/ Marketplace Sequoia Capital China, ZhenFund, K2 Ventures
iCarbonX $1 4/12/2016 China Healthcare Tencent, Vcanbio
Symphony COMMS Services Holdings $1 5/16/2017 United States Fintech BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Google
Age of Learning $1 5/3/2016 United States Edtech Iconiq Capital
Quikr $1 4/7/2015 India eCommerce/ Marketplace Brand Capital, Tiger Global Management, Kinnevik
SMS Assist $1 6/13/2016 United States Internet Software & Services Goldman Sachs, Insights Venture Partners, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Mofang Gongyu $1 4/13/2016 China Facilities Warburg Pincus, Aviation Industry Corporation of China
Adaptive Biotechnologies $1 1/8/2015 United States Healthcare Illumina, Celgene, Casdin Capital
HuJiang $1 10/29/2015 China Edtech China Minsheng Investment, Baidu, Wanxin Media
Rubicon Global $1 8/25/2017 United States Cleantech Goldman Sachs, Leonardo DiCaprio, Promecap
YH Global $1 9/21/2017 China Supplychain/ logistics Co-Energy Finance, Grandland
Rocket Lab $1 3/21/2017 United States SpaceTech Lockheed Martin, Khosla Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners
Zoom COMMSs $1 1/17/2017 United States Internet Software & Services Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners
Tongdun Technology $1 10/10/2017 China Cybersecurity Advantech Capital, Temasek Holdings Ltd., Tiantu Capital Co.
Supreme $1 10/9/2017 United States Clothing & Accessories The Carlyle Group
Particle $1 10/17/2017 China Digital Media Phoenix New Media
Face++ (Megvii) $1 10/31/2017 China AI / Facial Recognition Ant Financial Services Group, Russia-China Investment Fund, Foxconn Technology Company
XiaoZhu $1 11/1/2017 China eCommerce/ Marketplace Morningside Ventures, Capital Today, JOY Capital
Ginkgo BioWorks $1 12/14/2017 United States Biotechnology Y Combinator, Data Collective, MassVentures
Canva $1 01/08/2018 Australia Collaboration & Project Management Sequoia Capital China, Blackbird Ventures, Matrix Partners
OrCam Technologies $1 02/21/2018 Israel Consumer Electronics Intel Capital, Aviv Venture Capital
17zuoye $1 03/7/2018 China EdTech DST Global, Temasek Holdings
Ding Xiang Yuan $1 04/10/2018 China Digital Health Tencent Holdings, DCM Ventures
Soundhound $1 05/03/2018 United States Music Tencent Holdings, Walden Venture Capital, Global Catalyst Partnera
Huike Group (Uniquedu Corporation) $1 05/24/2018 China HR Tech Fosun RZ Capital, Oceanwide Holdings, Shenzhen Qianhe Capital Management Co.
JOLLY Information Technology $1 05/29/2018 China ecommerce Legend Capital, CDH Investments, Sequoia Capital China
Bird Rides $1 05/29/2018 United States Travel Tusk Ventures, Craft Ventures, Sequoia Capital
taxify $1 05/30/2018 Estonia On-demand Didi Chuxing, Diamler, TMT Investments
New Dada $1 12/31/2015 China Supply Chain Tech DST Global, Sequoia Capital China
luckin coffee $1 6/13/2018 China Food & Beverage JOY Capital, Lu Zhengyao
PolicyBazaar $1 6/25/2018 India Fintech Info Edge, Softbank Capital
Celonis $1 6/26/2018 Germany BI & Analytics Accel, 83North
Dataminr $1.6 6/4/2018 United States BI & Analytics Venrock, Institutional Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs
9f Group $1 4/14/2015 China Fintech China Cinda Asset Management, IDG Capital
OutSystems $1 6/5/2018 Portugal DevOps KKR, ES Ventures, North Bridge Growth Equity
Pony.ai $1 7/11/2018 United States AutoTech Sequoia Capital China, IDG Capital, DCM Ventures
MediaMath $1 7/10/2018 United States AdTech Silicon Valley Bank, QED Investors, European Founders Fund
Tiger Brokers $1 7/11/2018 China Fintech ZhenFund, China Renaissance, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund
About You $1 7/19/2018 Germany eCommerce German Media Pool, Seven Venture Capital
Revolution Precrafted $1 10/23/2017 Philippines Construction Tech K2 Global, 500 Startups
Klook $1 8/7/2018 Hong Kong Travel Tech Sequoia Capital China, Goldman Sachs, Matrix Partners China
GoodRx $1 8/6/2018 United States Travel Tech Silver Lake Partners, SV Angel, Upfront Ventures
Bukalapak $1 11/16/2017 Indonesia eCommerce 500 Startups, Batavia Incubator, Emtek Group
Root Insurance $1 8/22/2018 United States InsurTech Tiger Global Management, Ribbit Capital, Redpoint Ventures
Cohesity $1 6/11/2018 United States Data Storage SoftBank Group, Sequoia Capital, Wing Venture Capital
Shansong Express (FlashEx) $1 8/27/2018 China Supply Chain & Logistics Prometheus Capital, Matrix Partners China, JD Capital Management
BYJU’S $1 8/27/2018 India Ed Tech Tencent Holdings, Lightspeed India Partners, Sequoia Capital India
Udaan $1 9/3/2018 India e-commerce DST Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Microsoft ScaleUp
Rappi $1 8/31/2018 Colombia On-demand DST Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Redpoint e.ventures
Xinyang Technology (SoYoung) $1 9/4/2018 China e-commerce Orchid Asia Group Management, Russia-China Investment Fund, Matrix Partners China
Roblox $1 9/4/2018 United States Gaming Atlos Ventures, Index Ventures, First Round Capital
Aijia Life $1 9/17/2018 China Construction Tech Tiantu Capital, Fortune Capital, Zhenghedao Fund
Nxin (农信互联) $1 9/18/2018 China Ag Tech Beijing Juneng Hesheng Industry Investment Fund, Beijing Shuju Xinrong Fund
WalkMe $1 9/20/2018 United States Sales Tech Gemini Israel Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Giza Venture Capital
Convoy $1 9/21/2018 United States Supply Chain Greylock Partners, capitalG, Y Combinator
Zip Recruiter $1 10/4/2018 United States HR Tech Basepoint Ventures,Industry Ventures, and Institutional Venture Partners
Medlinker $1 7/31/2018 China Digital health China Health Industry Investment Fund, China Renaissance, and Sequoia Capital China
Momenta $1 10/17/2018 China Auto Tech Sinovation Ventures, Tencent Holdings, Sequoia Capital China
TripActions $1 11/8/2018 United States Travel Tech Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Zeev Ventures
Netskope $1 11/13/2018 United States Cybersecurity Lightspeed Venture Partners, Social Capital, Accel
Sweetgreen $1 11/13/2018 United States Food & Beverage Red Sea Ventures, Fidelity Investments, Revolution
ServiceTitan $1 11/14/2018 United States Internet Software & Services Bessemer Venture Partners, ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures
Airtable $1.1 11/15/2018 United States Internet Software & Services Caffeinated Capital, CRV, Founder Collective
LinkDoc Technology $1 7/5/2018 China Digital Health China Investment Corporation, New Enterprise Associates

 

The term unicorn was coined in the year 2013 by the founder of the Cowboy Ventures, Aileen Lee, when she referred to the 39 startups that had a valuation of more than $1 billion as unicorns. The term was used to put an emphasis on the rarity of such startups.

The definition of a unicorn startup has remained the same since then. A unicorn is a startup company founded after 2003 which has a current valuation of more than $1 billion. However, the number of unicorns has increased manifold. (feedough)

– Agwu, C. J with data from cbinsights.

 

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