What is a Unicorn Startup?

A unicorn startup or unicorn company is a private company with a valuation over $1 billion. As of January 2019, there are more than 300 unicorns around the world. Variants include a decacorn, valued at over $10 billion, and a hectocorn, valued at over $100 billion.

Company

Valuation ($B)

Date Joined

Country

Industry

Select Investors

Toutiao (Bytedance)

75$

4/7/2017

China

Artificial intelligence

Sequoia Capital China, SIG Asia Investments, Sina Weibo, Softbank Group

Didi Chuxing

56$

12/31/2014

China

Auto & transportation

Matrix Partners, Tiger Global Management, Softbank Corp.,

JUUL Labs

50$

12/20/2017

United States

Consumer & retail

Tiger Global Management

SpaceX

33.3$

12/1/2012

United States

Other

Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Rothenberg Ventures

Stripe

$35.25

1/23/2014

United States

Fintech

Khosla Ventures, Lowercase Capital, capitalG

Airbnb

$35

7/26/2011

United States

Travel

General Catalyst Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, ENIAC Ventures

Kuaishou

$18

1/1/2015

China

Mobile & telecommunications

Morningside Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Baidu

Epic Games

$15

10/26/2018

United States

Other

Tencent Holdings, KKR, Smash Ventures

DJI Innovations

$15

5/6/2015

China

Hardware

Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital

Grab

$14.3

12/4/2014

Singapore

Auto & transportation

GGV Capital, Vertex Venture Holdings, Softbank Group

DoorDash

$12.6

3/1/2018

United States

Supply chain, logistics, & delivery

Softbank Group, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures

Palantir Technologies

$12.18

5/5/2011

United States

Data management & analytics

RRE Ventures, Founders Fund, In-Q-Tel

Palantir Technologies

$12.18

5/5/2011

United States

Data management & analytics

RRE Ventures, Founders Fund, In-Q-Tel

Bitmain Technologies

$12

7/6/2018

China

Hardware

Coatue Management, Sequoia Capital China, IDG Capital

Samumed

$12

8/6/2018

United States

Health

Vickers Venture Partners, IKEA GreenTech

Wish

$11.2

5/18/2015

United States

E-commerce & direct-to-consumer

Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Digital Sky Technologies

Global Switch

$11.08

12/22/2016

United Kingdom

Hardware

Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Essence Financial, Jiangsu Sha Steel Group

Infor

$10

11/16/2016

United States

Supply chain, logistics, & delivery

Blackstone Group, Koch Industries

One97 Communications

$10

5/12/2015

India

Fintech

Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Digital Sky Technologies

Go-Jek

$10

8/4/2016

Indonesia

Supply chain, logistics, & delivery

Formation Group, Sequoia Capital India, Warburg Pincus

Beike Zhaofang

$10

7/18/2019

China

Internet software & services

Tencent Holdings, Hillhouse Capital Management, Source Code Capital

Nubank

$10

3/1/2018

Brazil

Fintech

Sequoia Capital, Redpoint e.ventures, Kaszek Ventures

Oyo Rooms

$10

9/25/2018

India

Travel

SoftBank Group, Sequoia Capital India,Lightspeed India Partners

Guazi (Chehaoduo)

$9

3/12/2016

China

E-commerce & direct-to-consumer

Sequoia Capital China, GX Capital

WeWork

$8

2/3/2014

United States

Other

T. Rowe Price, Benchmark Capital, SoftBank Group

Coinbase

$8

8/10/2017

United States

Fintech

Y Combinator, Union Square Ventures, DFJ Growth

Instacart

$7.6

12/30/2014

United States

Supply chain, logistics, & delivery

Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Collaborative Fund

Robinhood

$7.6

4/26/2017

United States

Fintech

Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global

SenseTime

$7.5

7/11/2017

China

Artificial intelligence

Star VC, IDG Capital, Infore Capital, Alibaba Group

UiPath

$7.1

3/2/2018

United States

Artificial intelligence

Accel, capitalG, Earlybrid Venture Capital, Seedcamp

Snapdeal

$7

5/21/2014

India

E-commerce & direct-to-consumer

SoftBankGroup, Blackrock, Alibaba Group

Roivant Sciences

$7

11/13/2018

Switzerland

Health

SoftBankGroup, Founders Fund

Tokopedia

$7

12/12/2018

Indonesia

E-commerce & direct-to-consumer

SoftBankGroup, Alibaba Group, Sequoia Capital India

Coupang

$9

5/28/2014

South Korea

E-commerce & direct-to-consumer

Sequoia Capital, Founder Collective, Wellington Management