50 Billion-Dollar Startups That Didn’t Exist 11 Years Ago

Billion-Dollar Startups

They’re the startups who make products and apps you can’t live without and now they’re worth billions.

Whether some of these private market valuations really do represent an accurate assessment of a startup’s value; or not is another question.

Since we’re nearing the end of 2016, CEOWORLD Magazine analyzed Dow Jones VentureSource and The Wall Street Journal data to find the startups who reached the $1 billion mark — that were founded in 2006 or later — in other words, the youngest crop of the “unicorn” companies.

The Billionaires Club: 50 Billion-Dollar Startups That Didn’t Exist 11 Years Ago

Here are the 50 privately held startups that have created businesses worth more than a billion dollars in the past 11 years.

StartupFoundedValuationFoundersCompetitorsInvestorsCountry
Uber2009$68 billionTravis Kalanick Lyft, Sidecar, Hailo, Didi Dache, Kuaidi Dache, Ola CabsBaidu, Benchmark Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Blackrock, Fidelity Investments, First Round Capital, Founder Collective, Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, Jumpstart Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lone Point Capital, Lowercase Capital, Menlo Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Public Investment Fund (Saudi Arabia), Qatar Investment Authority, Summit Partners, Toyota Motor, TPG Growth, Valiant Capital Management, Wellington ManagementUS
Xiaomi2010$46 billionJun LeiLenovo Group, Huawei TechnologiesAll-Stars Investment, Digital Sky Technologies, GIC Private, Hopu Investments Management, IDG Capital Partners, Management, Morningside Group (Holdings), Qiming Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Temasek Holdings, Yunfeng Capital ManagementChina
Didi Chuxing2012$33 billionWei ChengUber Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Ameba Capital, Apple Inc., Capital International Private Equity, China Investment Corp., Citic Private Equity, Coatue Management, DST Global, Farallon Capital Management, Foxconn Technology, GGV Capital, GSR Ventures, Matrix Management, Ping An Ventures, Softbank, Temasek Holdings, Tencent Holdings, Tiger Global Management, WeiboChina
Airbnb2008$30 billionBrian CheskyHomeAway, Orbitz, Diamond Resorts, WimduAndreessen Horowitz, Axel Springer, Baillie Gifford, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital), China Broadband Capital, DST Group, Dragoneer Investment, ENIAC Ventures, Fidelity Investments, Founders Fund, General Atlantic, General Catalyst Partners, GGV Capital, Greylock Partners, Hillhouse Capital Group, Horizon Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures, Temasek Holdings, Tiger Global Management, TPG Growth, T. Rowe Price, Wellington Management, Y Combinator, Youniversity VenturesUS
Lufax2011$18.5 billionGregory Gibb (CEO)CreditEase, PPMoneyCDH Investments, China International Capital, Shenzhen Ping An Innovation Capital Investment, Zheng He Capital ManagementChina
Meituan-Dianping2015$18.3 billionWang XingBaidu’s Nuomi, Alibaba Group Holding's Koubei, LashouBaillie Gifford, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, DST Global, Fosun Group, Fountainvest Partners, General Atlantic, Google Ventures, Ignition Partners, Lightspeed China Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital China, Temasek Holdings, Tencent Holdings, Trust Bridge Partners, Wanda Group, Walden International, XiaomiChina
Snap2012$17.8 billionEvan SpiegelFacebook, Kik, Tango, WhatsAppAlibaba, Benchmark, Coatue Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Fidelity Investments, General Catalyst Partners, Glade Brook Capital Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, Spark Capital, SV Angel, Tencent Holdings, Yahoo, York Capital ManagementUS
WeWork2010$16.9 billionAdam Neumann RegusAleph, Benchmark, Commonfund, Fidelity Management, Goldman Sachs, Harvard Management, Hony Capital, Jefferies Group, J.P. Morgan Chase, Legend Holdings, Rhone Group, Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels, T. Rowe Price, Wellington ManagementUS
Flipkart2007$15.9 billionSachin Bansal and Binny BansalEbay, Amazon, Snapdeal.comAccel Partners, Adveq Management, Ballie Gifford, Dragoneer Investment, DST Global, GIC Private, Greenoaks Capital, Helion Venture Partners, Iconiq Capital, IDG Ventures India Advisors, Morgan Stanley Private Equity, Naspers, New Enterprise Associates, Qatar Investment Authority, Sofina, Steadview Capital, Tiger Global Management, T. Rowe Price, TR Capital, Vulcan CapitalIndia
Pinterest2008$11 billionBen SilbermannFacebook, Instagram, TwitterAndreesen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, Goldman Sachs, Pequot Ventures, Rakuten, SV Angel, Valiant Capital Management, Wellington Management Co.US
Dropbox2007$10 billionDrew HoustonAmazon.com, Apple, Box, Google, MicrosoftAccel Partners, Benchmark Capital, BlackRock Private Equity Partners, Glynn Capital Management, Goldman Sachs Group, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, RIT Capital Partners PLC, Salesforce.com, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price Group, Valiant Capital Partners, Y CombinatorUS
DJI2006$10 billionFrank WangParrot SA, 3D RoboticsAccel Partners, GIC Private, New China Life Insurance, New Horizon Capital, Sequoia Capital, Shenzhen Maison Investment ManagementChina
Stripe2009$9.2 billionJohn and Patrick CollisonAmazon, Apple, PayPal, SquareAllen & Co., American Express, Andreessen Horowitz, CapitalG, Founders Fund, General Catalyst Partners, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Thrive Capital, Visa, Y CombinatorUS
Spotify2006$8.5 billionDaniel EkApple, Google, PandoraAbu Dhabi Investment Council, Accel Partners, Baillie Gifford, Coca-Cola, Creandum, D.E. Shaw, Digital Sky Technologies, Discovery Capital Management, Fidelity Investments, Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs Group, GSV Capital, Halcyon Asset Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Landsdowne Partners, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Northzone Ventures, Rinkelberg Capital, Senvest Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures, P. Schoenfeld Asset Management, TeliaSonera, Wellington PartnersSweden
Zhong An Online2013$8 billionHai YinAn Bang Insurance, Yang Guang Insurance.China International Capital Corp., CDH Investments, Keywise Capital Management, Morgan Stanley, Ping An Insurance, SAIF Partners, Tencent Holdings, Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services GroupHong Kong
Snapdeal2010$6.5 billionKunal Bahl and Rohit BansalFlipkart, Amazon Alibaba Group Holding, Bessemer Venture Partners, BlackRock Private Equity Partners, eBay, Foxconn, Intel Capital, Iron Pillar, Kalaari Capital, Myriad Asset Management, Nexus Venture Partners, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Premji Invest, Recruit Holdings, Recruit Strategic Partners, ru-Net Ventures, Saama Capital India Advisors, Softbank Japan, Temasek Holdings, Tybourne Capital ManagementIndia
Lyft2012$5.5 billion Logan Green and John ZimmerUber, SidecarAlibaba, Andreesen Horowitz, Coatue Management, Didi Kuaidi, Floodgate, Fortress Investment Group, Founder Fund, General Motors, GSV Capital, Icahn Enterprises, Janus Capital Management, Kingdom Holding Co., K9 Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Rakuten, Third Point CapitalUS
Ola Cabs (ANI Technologies)2011$5 billionBhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati Uber, TaxiSure, Meru CabsAccel Partners, DST Global, Didi Kuaidi Joint, Falcon Capital Edge, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, Matrix Management, Sequoia Capital, Softbank, Steadview Capital, Tiger Global ManagementUS
Magic Leap2011$4.5 billionRony AbovitzOculus Rift (Facebook)Alibaba Group Holding, Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Management, Google, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Legendary Entertainment, Obvious Ventures, Qualcomm, T. Rowe Price, Vulcan Capital, Warner Bros.US
Ele.me2009$4.5 billionZhang XuhaoBaidu, MeituanAlibaba Group Holding, Ant Financial Services Group, China Media Capital, CITIC Private Equity, Dianping.com, Gopher Asset, Hualian Group, JD.com, Sequoia Capital, Tencent Holdings,China
Cloudera2008$4.1 billionTom ReillyHortonworks, IBM, MapR Technologies, MongoDBAccel Partners, Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel, Intel, Meritech Capital Partners, MSD Capital, T. Rowe PriceUS
SoFi (Social Finance)2011$4 billionMike CagneyLendingClub, Kabbage, ProsperInstitutional Venture Partners, Willington Management, Third Point Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, Wicklow Capital, Discovery Capital Management, RPM Ventures, DCM Ventures, Renren, Innovation Endeavors, Baseline Ventures, SoftBank GroupUS
Slack2009$3.8 billionStewart ButterfieldChatter, Google, HipChat, Jive, Microsoft, SalesforceAccel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Index Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Social+Capital Partnership, Spark Capital, Thrive CapitalUS
Garena Online2009$3.8 billionForrest LiAsiasoft, MOL, TencentGeneral Atlantic, Khazanah Nasional Bhd., Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Tencent HoldingsSingapore
Credit Karma2007$3.5 billionKenneth LinIntuit, Lendingtree, Quizzle, Credit Sesame500 Startups, Felicis Ventures, Founders Fund, Google Capital, QED Investors, Ribbit Capital, Susquehanna Growth Equity, SV Angel, Tiger Global Management, Valinor Management, Viking Global InvestorsUS
Tanium2007$3.5 billionDavid and Orion HindawiIBM, Cisco SystemsAndreessen Horowitz, Institutional Venture Partners, TPG Capital, T. Rowe Price AssociatesUS
LeSports2012$3.4 billionZhenjian LeiAlibaba CCB International Holdings, China Life Insurance, CICC Jia Cheng Investment Management, CICC Qianhai Development Fund, HNA Capital Holding, Lenovo Group, Leshi Internet Information & Technology, New Horizon Capital, Orica Capital, Prometheus Capital, Wanda Investments, Yunfeng Capital ManagementChina
Delivery Hero2011$3.1 billionNiklas ÖstbergGrubHub, Just Eat, FoodpandaAnchorage Capital Group, Insight Venture Partners, Kite Ventures, Kreos Capital, Luxor Capital, Point Nine Management, Putnam Investments, ru-Net Ventures, Rocket Internet, Team Europe Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures, Vostok Nafta InvestmentGermany
Grabtaxi2011$3.1 billionAnthony TanUber, EasyTaxiChina Investment Corporation, Coatue Management, Didi Kuaidi, GGV Capital, Hillhouse Capital, Qunar Cayman Islands, SoftBank, Tiger Global Management, Vertex Venture HoldingsSingapore
Moderna2010$3 billionStéphane BancelRoche Holding, GlaxoSmithKlineAlexion Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Flagship Ventures, Invus Group, RA Capital Management, Viking Global Investors, Wellington ManagementUS
Wish (ContextLogic)2011$3 billionPeter SzulczewskiAmazon.com, eBay, Jet.com, LightInTheBoxDST Global, Felicis Ventures, Formation8 Partners, Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Legend Capital, Transmedia Capital, XG VenturesUS
HelloFresh2011$2.9 billionDominik Richter Blue Apron, Chefday.com, Forage, PlatedBaillie Gifford, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Adviser GmbH, Insight Venture Partners, Investment AB Kinnevik, Phenomen Ventures, Rocket Internet AG, Vorwerk Direct Selling VenturesGermany
Oscar Health Insurance2013$2.7 billionMario SchlosserAetna, UnitedHealthBox Group, Fidelity Investments, Formation 8 Partners, Founders Fund, General Catalyst Partners, Goldman Sachs, Google Capital, Khosla Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, Thrive, Wellington ManagementUS
InMobi2007$2.5 billionNaveen TewariGoogle, FacebookKleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sherpalo Ventures, Softbank Corp.India
Mozido2008$2.4 billionTodd BradleyPayPal, Venmo,PayNearMe, Square, BraintreeWellington Management, H.R.H. Sheikh Nahyan, MasterCard, Tiger Management, TomorrowVenturesUS
Houzz2009$2.3 billionAdi TatarkoPorch.com, PinterestComcast Ventures, DST Global, GGV Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe PriceUS
Adyen2006$2.3 billionPeter van der DoesChase Paymentech, First Data., Klarna, Powa TechnologiesFelicis Ventures, General Atlantic, Index Ventures, Iconiq Capital and Temasek HoldingsNetherlands
DraftKings2011$2.1 billionJason RobinsYahoo, FanDuelFox Networks Group, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Madison Square Garden Company, Legends, Atlas Ventures, the Dodger Ownership Group, DST Global, GGV Capital, Kraft Group, Raine Group and Wellington ManagementUS
Coupang2010$2.0 billionBom Kim Groupon, Wemakeprice, eBayAltos Ventures, BlackRock Private Equity Partners, Greenoaks Capital, LaunchTime, Maverick Capital, Rose Park Advisors, Sequoia Capital, SoftBank, Wellington ManagementSouth Korea
Instacart2012$2.0 billionApoorva MehtaAmazon.com, Safeway, Peapod, FreshDirect, Wal-Mart, GoogleAndreessen Horowitz, Canaan Partners, Comcast Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Thrive Capital, Valiant CapitalUS
Domo2010$2.0 billionJosh JamesGoodData, Tableau, Oracle, SAP, MicrosoftBlackRock, Canyon Capital Advisors, Capital Group, Credit Suisse, Glynn Capital, GGV Capital, TPG Growth, Salesforce.com, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Investments, Morgan Stanley, Viking Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners and Mercato PartnersUS
Zenefits (YourPeople)2013$2.0 billionDavid Sacks (CEO) Parker ConradOracle, SuccessFactors, Workday, UltiProAndreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Management, Hydrazine Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, Maverick Capital, SV Angel, TPG, Venrock, Y CombinatorUS
Blue Apron2012$2.0 billionMatt SalzbergHelloFresh, Munchery, PlatedBessemer Venture Partners, Fidelity Management, First Round Capital, Stripes GroupUS
Github2008$2.0 billionChris WanstrathSlack Technologies, Atlassian, GoogleAndreessen Horowitz, Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Thrive CapitalUS
Avant2008$2.0 billionAl GoldsteinLendingClub, Prosper Marketplace, Social FinanceAugust Capital, Balyasny Asset Management, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, General Atlantic, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, RRE Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Victory Park CapitalUS
AppDynamics2008$1.90 billionDavid WadhwaniCompuware, New RelicAdage Capital, Altimeter Capital, Battery Ventures, Clearbridge Partners, Cross Creek Advisors, Goldman Sachs, Greylock Partners, Industry Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sands Capital, Silicon Valley BankUS
WePiao2014$1.9 billionLin NingAlibaba Group HoldingBeijing Wenzihuizhong Investment Management, Bison Capital Asset Management, China Culture Industrial Investment Management, China Gangtai Group, CITIC Private Equity Funds, CMC Capital Partners, Dalian Wanda Group, Everbright Capital Investment, GGV Capital, iDreamSky Technology, Kemian Wood, Luxin Venture Capital Group, Nanfang Group, New Hope Group, Sino-Ocean Capital, Tencent Collaboration Fund, Yinli MediaChina
Sprinklr2009$1.8 billionRagy ThomasHootsuite Media, Brandwatch, Salesforce.com, Sprout SocialBattery Ventures, EDBI, Iconiq Strategic Partners, Intel Capital, Temasek, Wellington ManagementUS
ZocDoc2007$1.8 billionCyrus MassoumiPhreesia, Practice FusionBezos Expeditions, Digital Sky Technologies, Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs Group, Khosla Ventures, SV AngelUS
AppNexus2007$1.8 billionBrian O'KelleyGoogle, FacebookFirst Round Capital, Khosla Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, Microsoft, TCMI, Technology Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, Venrock, WPPUS
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