Global Unicorns Club: Largest Startup Companies Outside the US

Global Unicorns Club: Largest Startup Companies Outside the US

China is home to 7 of the top 10 most highly valued unicorn companies located outside the US.

Today’s global unicorn club is comprised of 214 private companies that are each valued at $1B+. Collectively, this cohort of the world’s most valuable private enterprises is worth approximately $745B.

The lion’s share of that value is held by companies that are located in the US. In fact, just over 50% of the world’s unicorn companies are located in the US, and US unicorns comprise 51% of the cumulative valuation of the global unicorn club.

However, in recent years, more and more unicorns have been popping up outside of the US. In 2014, 37% of all companies that achieved their first $1B+ valuation were based outside the US. In 2015 that number rose to 53%, and last year rose again to 58%. So far in 2017, there have been 42 companies added to the global unicorn club; of those, 24 are based outside of the US.

Using CB Insights data, we mapped the locations of private companies currently valued at $1B+ that are based outside of the US. We also charted the share of unicorns that have been added to the club each year since 2013 by location (US vs. non-US).

See the map and full list of all non-US unicorns, their select investors, and the date each reached unicorn status below.

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

In 2013, over 70% of companies that achieved unicorn status were US-based. Each year since 2013 – 2016, that share of unicorns has gone down, and last year, less than half of the unicorns added to the club (42%) were based in the US.

This year to date, the most highly valued non-US based companies to reach unicorn status include China-based companies Toutiao (most recently valued at $11B), Mobike ($3B), NIO ($2.9B), and e-shang Redwood ($2B), Germany-based Otto Bock healthcare ($3.5B), and the first ever Maltese unicorn, VistaJet ($2.5B).

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)


Outside the US, China has far and away the greatest number of private unicorn companies, at 55 total. The country is also home to the world’s top 3 most highly valued private non-US companies, led by $50B ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing. Rounding out the top 3 are electronics company Xiaomi ($46B) and online lending platform ($18.5B).

Following China, the most unicorn-rich countries are India and the UK, respectively. No “Other” country takes more than 2% of the world’s unicorns located outside the US.

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

At present, there are 3 unicorns in Africa: Africa Internet Group in Nigeria and Promasidor Holdings and Cell C in South Africa. There are also 3 unicorns in the Middle East (ironSource and Infinidat in Israel, and Careem in the United Arab Emirates), and 2 in South America (LifeMiles in Colombia and Decolar in Argentina).

Outside of the US and China, the most valuable private companies are the Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart (most recently valued at $11.6B), followed by music streaming service Spotify in Sweden ($8.5B) and daily deal site Snapdeal in India ($7B).


(AS OF 9/18/2017)

Company Country Date Reached 1B+ Valuation Select Investors
Decolar Argentina 3/10/2015 Blum Capital Partners LP, Tiger Global Management, Ventures
Kik Interactive Canada 8/18/2015 Millennium Technology Value Partners, Spark Capital, Union Square Ventures
Kuaishou China 1/1/2015 Sequoia Capital China, China Media Capital, DCM Ventures
NIO China 3/15/2017 Lenovo Ventures Group, Temasek Holdings, Tencent Holdings
Toutiao China 4/7/2017 Sequoia Capital China, Source Code Capital, SIG Asia Investments
51Xinyongka China 9/21/2016 HgCapital, Meridian Capital,
Aiwujiwu China 5/6/2015 Temasek Holdings, GGV Capital, Hillhouse Capital Management
Apus Group China 1/16/2015 Redpoint Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital
BeiBei China 1/22/2015 IDG Capital Partners, Banyan Capital, Capital Today
China Internet Plus China 12/22/2015 DST Global, Trustbridge Partners, Baillie Gifford & Co.
Dada China 12/31/2015 Sequoia Capital China, DST Global, Walmart
Didi Chuxing China 3/31/2015 Apple, China Life Insurance, Tencent Holdings
DJI Innovations China 11/24/2014 Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital China China 8/27/2015 Dianping, Alibaba Group, CITIC Capital Private Equity
Fanli China 4/20/2015 Steamboat Ventures, SIG Asia Investments, Qiming Venture Partners
Guahao Technology Co. China 9/22/2015 China Development Industrial Bank, Tencent Holdings, Morningside Ventures
Guazi China 3/12/2016 Sequoia Capital China, GX Capital, Matrix Partners China
Homelink China 4/7/2016 Baidu, Source Code Capital, Sunac China Holdings China 9/5/2016 China Innovation Investment, Western Capital Management, Shenzhen Fortune Venture Capital
Huochebang China 12/22/2016 Tencent Holdings, DCM Ventures, Eastern Bell Venture Capital
iCarbonX China 4/12/2016 Tencent Holdings, China Bridge Capital , Vcanbio
iTutorGroup China 11/18/2015 SBI Group, GIC, Silverlink Capital
Jiuxian China 7/30/2015 Sequoia Capital China, China Merchants Bank, China Minsheng Banking Corp.
Koudai Gouwu China 10/23/2014 Warburg Pincus, Tiger Global Management, Tencent Holdings
Lakala China 6/23/2015 China Renaissance Capital Investment, China Continent Property & Casualty Insurance, Legend Capital
Liepin China 6/28/2016 Matrix Partners China, China Mobile, Warburg Pincus China 12/26/2014 Guotai Junan Securities, CDH Investments, China International Capital Corporation
Meizu Technology China 7/23/2014 Alibaba Group, Indiegogo, Telling Telecommunication Holding Co. China 9/8/2015 K2 Ventures, Baidu, China Renaissance Capital Investment
Mofang Gongyu China 4/13/2016 Warburg Pincus, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, DT Capital Partners
Mogujie China 6/6/2014 Meilishuo, IDG Capital Partners, Trustbridge Partners
Ofo China 3/1/2017 Matrix Partners China, CITIC Capital Private Equity, Vision Capital
Panshi China 5/5/2015 JD Capital Management, Fang Fund Partners, WI Harper Group
Rong360 China 10/12/2015 Sequoia Capital China, Lightspeed China Partners, Yunfeng Capital
Royole Corporation China 11/4/2016 IDG Capital Partners, Warmsun Holding, AlphaWealth
Trendy Group International China 2/13/2012 L Capital Partners
TuJia China 6/17/2015 Lightspeed China Partners, GGV Capital, China Broadband Capital
UBTECH Robotics China 7/25/2016 Goldstone Investment, Qiming Venture Partners, CDH Investments
URWork China 1/18/2017 Zhongrong International Trust, Tianhong Asset Management, Zhenge Fund
VANCL China 12/14/2010 IDG Capital Partners, Ceyuan Ventures, International Data Group
Weiying Technology China 11/17/2015 Tencent Holdings, Wanda Group, iDreamSky Technology
Xiaohongshu China 3/31/2016 GGV Capital, Hudson & Marshall, ZhenFund
Xiaomi China 12/21/2011 Temasek Holdings, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Qiming Venture Partners
Xuanyixia China 11/24/2015 Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, YG Entertainment
ZhangYue China 1/4/2016 Guo Jin Capital, Alpha Animation & Culture
Zhihu China 1/12/2017 Qiming Venture Partners, Capital Today, SAIF Partners
Zhong An Insurance China 6/11/2015 Morgan Stanley, SAIF Partners, Keywise Capital
United Imaging Healthcare China 9/14/2017 China Development Bank Capital, China Life Insurance
VipKid China 8/23/2017 Sinovation Ventures, Bryant Stibel, Sequoia Capital China
Cambricon China 8/18/2017 Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, CAS Investment Management Co., Lenovo Ventures Group
e-shang Redwood China 7/26/2017 Ping An Insurance, SK Group, GF Investments
SenseTime China 7/11/2017 Star VC, IDG Capital, Wanda Group
Zhaogang China 6/29/2017 K2 Ventures, Matrix Partners China, Bull Capital partners
Mobike China 6/16/2017 TPG Capital, Tencent Holdings, Ctrip
Dt Dream China 6/8/2017 Alibaba Group, China Everbright Investment Management, Yinxinggu Capital
Yuanfudao China 5/31/2017 Tencent Holdings, Warbug Pincus, IDG Capital
Tuandaiwang China 5/30/2017 Beihai Hongtai Investment, China Minsheng Investment, Yisheng Innovation
NetEase Cloud Music China 4/11/2017 China International Capital Corporation, Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary, Shanghai Media Group
LifeMiles Colombia 7/13/2015 Advent International
Avast Software Czech Republic 2/5/2014 Summit Partners, Kickstarter, CVC Capital Partners
Saxo Bank Denamrk 8/21/2015 General Atlantic, TPG Capital, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
BlaBlaCar France 9/16/2015 Lead Edge Capital, Accel Partners, Index Ventures
OVH France 8/15/2016 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., BNP Paribas, HSBC
Auto1 Group Germany 7/6/2015 DST Global, Rocket Internet, Baillie Gifford & Co.
CureVac Germany 3/5/2015 NorthView Ventures, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sigma Group
Delivery Hero Germany 9/3/2014 WestTech Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Kite Ventures
HelloFresh Germany 9/17/2015 Rocket Internet, Baillie Gifford & Co., Phenomen Ventures
Otto Bock HealthCare Germany 6/24/2017 EQT Partners
Flipkart India 8/6/2012 Naspers, Morgan Stanley, GIC
Hike India 8/16/2016 Tencent Holdings, SoftBank Group, Tiger Global Management
InMobi India 12/2/2014 SoftBank Group, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Hercules Capital
Olacabs India 10/27/2014 ABG Capital, DST Global, Matrix Partners India
One97 Communications India 5/12/2015 Ant Financial Services Group, Silicon Valley Bank, IF Partners
ReNew Power Ventures India 2/14/2017 Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, JERA
ShopClues India 1/12/2016 Helion Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management, Nexus Venture Partners
Snapdeal India 5/21/2014 Foxconn Technology Company, eBay, Nexus Venture Partners
Zomato Media India 4/10/2015 Info Edge, VY Capital, Sequoia Capital India
Go-JEK Indonesia 8/4/2016 DST Global, Sequoia Capital India, Capital Group Companies
Traveloka Indonesia 7/28/2017 Expedia Inc., Global Founders Capital, East Ventures
Infinidat Israel 4/29/2015 TPG Growth, Undisclosed Investors
ironSource Israel 8/11/2014 Disrupt-ive, Access Industries, Clal Industries and Investments
Mercari Japan 3/2/2016 Global Brain Corporation, GMO VenturePartners, Mitsui & Co.
Global Fashion Group Luxembourg 4/8/2015 Tengelmann Ventures, Rocket Internet, Access Industries
VistaJet Malta 8/24/2017 Rhone Capital
Adyen Netherlands 12/16/2014 Temasek Holdings, Felicis Ventures, ICONIQ Capital
Africa Internet Group Nigeria 2/8/2016 Goldman Sachs, Rocket Internet, Orange
Garena Online Singapore 3/3/2015 Keytone Ventures, SeaTown Holdings International, GDP Venture
Grab Singapore 12/4/2014 GGV Capital, Honda, Vertex Venture Holdings
Promasidor Holdings South Africa 11/8/2016 Ajinomoto, International Finance Corporation
Cell C South Africa 8/7/2017 Blue Label Telecoms, Net1 UEPS Technologies
Coupang South Korea 5/28/2014 SoftBank Group, Sequoia Capital, BlackRock
Yello Mobile South Korea 11/11/2014 Formation 8, SBI Investment, Q Capital Partners
Klarna Sweden 12/12/2011 JFT Holdings, General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital
Spotify Sweden 6/17/2011 Accel Partners, Goldman Sachs, Halcyon Capital
Avaloq Group Switzerland 3/22/2017 Warburg Pincus
MindMaze Switzerland 1/28/2016 Hinduja Group, Undisclosed Investors, Undisclosed Angel Investors
Careem Networks United Arab Emirates 12/18/2016 BECO Capital, Wamda Capital, Al Tayyar Travel Group United Kingdom 6/2/2015 Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Woodford Investment Managment, Lansdowne Partners
BrewDog United Kingdom 4/10/2017 TSG Consumer Partners, Undisclosed Angel Investors, Crowdcube
FarFetch United Kingdom 3/4/2015 Advent Venture Partners, Conde Nast,
Funding Circle United Kingdom 4/23/2015 Accel Partners, Temasek Holdings, Ribbit Capital
Global Switch United Kingdom 12/22/2016 Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Essence Financial, Ping An Insurance
Shazam United Kingdom 1/20/2015 Acacia Capital Partners, Buran Venture Capital, America Movil
TransferWise United Kingdom 1/26/2015 IA Ventures, Index Ventures, Seedcamp
Oxford Nanopore Technologies United Kingdom 5/6/2012 IP Group, Woodford Investment Managment, Illumina
Improbable United Kingdom 5/12/2017 Andreessen Horowitz, SoftBank Group, Temasek Holdings

SOURCE : CB Insights

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
View all posts

Terima kasih telah membaca sampai di sini