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Saturday, December 7, 2019

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The World’s Top 100 Most Successful Unicorns, 2019

Valued at $75 billion, Beijing-based Bytedance is at the TOP in the list of the most successful unicorns in the world for 2019. Bytedance, operator of the TikTok short video platform, is the parent company of China’s most popular media site, Toutiao.

Following Bytedance, Uber ($72 billion), Didi Chuxing ($65 billion), WeWork ($47 billion), and JUUL Labs ($38 billion) were the top five most valuable private companies in the list, covering areas like media, transportation, hardware and e-commerce. No, it’s not you: Unicorns are everywhere lately.

There are 342 companies the world valued at more than $1 billion (unicorn startups / unicorn companies, or simply unicorns), with a collective worth of nearly $1.1 trillion.

So, let’s start.

Here are the top 100 most successful unicorns in the world:

RankUnicornValuation ($billion)CountryIndustryInvestors
1Toutiao (Bytedance)75ChinaDigital Media/ AISequoia Capital China, SIG Asia Investments, Sina Weibo, Softbank Group
2Uber72United StatesOn-DemandLowercase Capital, Benchmark Capital, Google Ventures
3Didi Chuxing65ChinaOn-DemandMatrix Partners, Tiger Global Management, Softbank Corp.,
4WeWork47United StatesFacilitiesT. Rowe Price, Benchmark Capital, SoftBank Group
5JUUL Labs38United StatesConsumer ElectronicsTiger Global Management
6Airbnb29.3United StateseCommerce/MarketplaceGeneral Catalyst Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, ENIAC Ventures
7Stripe22.5United StatesFintechKhosla Ventures, Lowercase Capital, capitalG
8SpaceX18.5United StatesOther TransportationFounders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Rothenberg Ventures
9Epic Games15United StatesGamingTencent Holdings, KKR, Smash Ventures
10GrabTaxi14SingaporeOn-DemandGGV Capital, Vertex Venture Holdings, Softbank Group
11Bitmain Technologies12ChinaBlockchainCoatue Management, Sequoia Capital China, IDG Capital
12Samumed12United StatesBiotechnologyVickers Venture Partners, IKEA GreenTech
13Palantir Technologies11United StatesBig DataRRE Ventures, Founders Fund, In-Q-Tel
14Global Switch11.08United KingdomComputer Hardware & ServicesAviation Industry Corporation of China, Essence Financial, Jiangsu Sha Steel Group
15Pinterest10.47United StatesSocialAndreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Firstmark Capital
16Infor10United StatesInternet Software & ServicesBlackstone Group, Koch Industries
17DJI Innovations10ChinaHardwareAccel Partners, Sequoia Capital
18One97 Communications (operates Paytm)10IndiaFintechIntel Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Alibaba Group
19Go-Jek10IndonesiaOn-DemandFormation Group, Sequoia Capital India, Warburg Pincus
20Coupang9South KoreaeCommerce/MarketplaceSequoia Capital, Founder Collective, Wellington Management
21Guazi (Chehaoduo)9ChinaeCommerce/MarketplaceSequoia Capital China, GX Capital
22Coinbase8United StatesFintechY Combinator, Union Square Ventures, DFJ Growth
23Instacart7.6United StatesOn-DemandKhosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Collaborative Fund
24Slack Technologies7.1United StatesInternet Software & ServicesGoogle Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Index Ventures
25Snapdeal7Indiae-commerceSoftBankGroup, Blackrock, Alibaba Group
26Roivant Sciences7SwitzerlandBiotechnologySoftBankGroup, Founders Fund
27Tokopedia7IndonesiaMarketplaceSoftBankGroup, Alibaba Group, Sequoia Capital India
28Tanium6.7United StatesCybersecurityAndreessen Horowitz, Nor-Cal Invest, TPG Growth
29Magic Leap6.3United StatesVR/ARObvious Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz
30Lianjia (Homelink)5.8ChinaeCommerce/MarketplaceTencent, Baidu, Huasheng Capital
31Manbang Group6ChinaSupply chain & LogisticsSoftbank Group, CapitalG
32EasyHome5.7ChinaRetailAlibaba Group, Boyu Capital, Borui Capital
33Vice Media5.7United StatesMediaTechnology Crossover Ventures, A&E Television Networks
34Robinhood5.6United StatesFintechGoogle Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global
35Intarcia Therapeutics5.5United StatesHealthcareNew Enterprise Associates, New Leaf Venture Partners, Charter Venture Capital
36Outcome Health5United StatesHealthcareGoldman Sachs, capitalG, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
37United Imaging Healthcare5ChinaHealthcareChina Life Insurance, China Development Bank Capital, CITIC Securities International
38UBTECH Robotics5ChinaRoboticsCDH Investments, Goldstone Investments, Qiming Venture Partners
39Oyo Rooms5IndiaTravel TechSoftBank Group, Sequoia Capital India,Lightspeed India Partners
40Bluehole5South KoreaTravel TechTencent Holdings, Stonebridge Capital, IMM Investment
41Machine Zone5United StatesGamingJ.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Menlo Ventures
42BYJU'S5IndiaEd TechTencent Holdings, Lightspeed India Partners, Sequoia Capital India
43Hellobike5ChinaTravelAnt Financial Services Group, GGV Capital
44Meizu Technology4.58ChinaHardwareTelling Telecommunication Holding Co., Alibaba Group
45Fanatics4.5United StateseCommerce/MarketplaceSoftBank Group, Andreessen Horowitz, Temasek Holdings
46SenseTime4.5ChinaComputer Vision/ AIStar VC, IDG Capital, Infore Capital, Alibaba Group
47Social Finance (SoFi)4.5United StatesFintechBaseline Ventures, DCM Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners
48Compass4.4United StatesReal EstateFounders Fund, Thrive Capital, Wellington Management
49Olacabs4.3IndiaOn-demandAccel Partners, SoftBank Group, Sequoia Capital
50Peloton Interactive4.2United StatesFitnessTrue Ventures, Tiger Global Management, L Catterton
51Yello Mobile4South KoreaMobile Software & ServicesFormation 8
52Houzz4United StateseCommerce/MarketplaceNew Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital, Comcast Ventures
53DoorDash7.1United StatesFood DeliverySoftbank Group, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures
54Nubank4BrazilFintechSequoia Capital, Redpoint e.ventures, Kaszek Ventures
55XPeng Motors3.65ChinaAutomobileMorningside Venture Capital, Foxconn Technology Company, Alibaba Group
56Samsara3.6United StatesInternet of ThingsAndreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst
57Auto1 Group3.54GermanyeCommerce/MarketplaceDigital Sky Technologies, Piton Capital, DN Capital, SoftBank Group
58Otto Bock HealthCare3.5GermanyHealthcareEQT Partners
59Credit Karma3.5United StatesFintechFelicis Ventures, SV Angel, Founders Fund
60Snowflake Computing3.95United StatesInternet Software & ServicesRedpoint Ventures,Iconiq Capital, Madrona Venture Group
61Indigo Agriculture3.5United StatesBiotechActivant Capital Group, Alaska Permanent Fund, Baillie Gifford & Co.
62Youxia Motors3.35ChinaAutomobileChina Environmental Protection Industry, China Fortune Ocean
63Cloudwalk3.32ChinaAIOriza Holdings, Guangdong Technology Financial Group
64Rubrik3.3United StatesInternet Software & ServicesGreylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures
65The Hut Group3.25United KingdomeCommerceKohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Old Mutual Global Investors, Artemis Investment Management
66Oscar Health Insurance Co.3.2United StatesHealthcareBoxGroup, Formation8, Khosla Ventures
67Zoox3.2United StatesAuto TechAID Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
68SmileDirectClub3.2United StatesHealth & WellnesClayton Dubilier & Rice, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Spark Capital
69Flexport3.2United StatesInternet Software & ServicesBloomberg Beta, Founders Fund, First Round Capital
70Ziroom3.1ChinaReal Estate TechSequoia Capital China, Warburg Pincus, General Catalyst
71Kuaishou3ChinaSocialMorningside Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Baidu
72Royole Corporation3ChinaHardwareWarmsun Holding, IDG Capital Partners
73Maoyan-Weiying3ChinaeCommerce/MarketplaceTencent Holdings, Enlight Media Group
74VANCL3ChinaeCommerce/MarketplaceCeyuan Ventures, QiMing Venture Partners, Temasek Holdings
75ContextLogic (dba. Wish)3United StateseCommerce/MarketplaceFounders Fund, GGV Capital, Digital Sky Technologies
76BGL Group3United KingdomFintechCPP Investment Board
77Circle Internet Financial3United StatesFintechGeneral Catalyst, Digital Currency Group, Accel
78Xiaohongshu3ChinaeCommerce/MarketplaceGGV Capital, ZhenFund, Tencent
79Unity Technologies3United StatesGamingSequoia Capital, iGlobe Partners, DFJ Growth
80CrowdStrike3United StatesCybersecurityWarbug Pincus, capitalG, Accel Partners
81Vipkid3ChinaEdtechSequoia Capital China, Tencent Holdings, Sinovation Ventures
82SouChe Holdings3ChinaAutoTechMorningside Ventures, Warburg Pincus, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund
83UiPath3United StatesRobotic Process AutomationAccel Partners, capitalG, Earlybrid Venture Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
84Niantic4United StatesAR/VRNintendo, Google, Pokemon Company International, Spark Capital
85Yuanfudao3ChinaEdtechTencent Holdings, Warbug Pincus, IDG Capital
86Horizon Robotics3ChinaAI/RoboticsHillhouse Capital Management, Linear Venture, Morningside Venture Capital
87Shanghai Henlius2.9ChinaReal EstateGreen Tomato, Fuguo Asset Management, Jacobson Pharma
88Affirm2.9United StatesFintechAndreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, Singapore Wealth Fund
89ESR Cayman (e-Shang Redwood)2.8ChinaDrug DevelopmentSK Group, GF Investments, China Minsheng Banking Corp.
90Meicai2.8ChinaFood & GroceryTiger Global Management, Blue Lake Capital, ZhenFund
91N262.7GermanyFintechRedalpine Venture Partners, Earlybird Venture Capital, Valar Ventures
92Toast2.7United StatesRestaurant TechBessemer Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management, Google Ventures
93Databricks2.7United StatesInternet Software & ServicesAndreessen Horowitz, New Enterprise Associates, Battery Ventures
94Plaid Technologies2.65United StatesFintechNew Enterprise Associates, Spark Capital,
95Automation Anywhere2.6United StatesRoboticsGeneral Atlantic, Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates
96Woowa Brothers2.6South KoreaOn DemandHillhouse Capital Management, Altos Ventures, Sequoia Capital
97Klarna3.5SwedenFintechInstitutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic
98VistaJet2.5MaltaOn-demandRhone Capital
99Zhihu2.5ChinaInternet Software & ServicesTencent Holdings, Sinovation Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners
100Confluent2.5United KingdomInternet Software & ServicesBenchmark, Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou
Deputy executive editor at the ​CEOWORLD magazine. Writer, internet person, professional restaurant recommender, and native New Yorker. Passions: health & wellness, coffee, running & dogs.
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