Our market map showcases the thirteen most populated markets comprised of private companies valued at $1B+.

There are 197 private companies around the world as of 5/26/2017 valued at $1B+, all tracked on our real-time unicorn tracker. Collectively, these companies are worth approximately $679B. Combined, they have raised approximately $142B. This year, 22 companies have joined the global unicorn club as of 5/26/2017.

Forty companies became unicorns worth $1B+ or more last year. For more on what happened in unicorn land in 2016, check out the $1B recap.

Using the CB Insights database, we mapped global unicorn companies valued at $1B+ according to the primary markets in which they operate.

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The largest share of the world’s unicorns (17%) are in e-commerce and/or operate an online marketplace. Rounding out the top three most crowded markets for unicorns are: internet software & services (14%) and fintech (11%).

The most valuable company in the e-commerce/marketplace category is Airbnb ($29B), while Infor and Dropbox are the two most valuable companies operating in internet software & services, worth $10B and $9.4B, respectively. China’s Lu.com ($18.5B) is the most valuable private fintech company, followed by Stripe ($9.2B).

Our market map divides unicorns up into thirteen markets comprised of private companies valued at $1B+. The “Other” category includes companies within AR/VR, ed tech, and aerospace categories, among others.

Check out the full list of companies along with their select investors under the market map below.


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Unicorn Market Map Update 2(5.17)

Here are some notable takeaways on the companies in our market map:

  • 22 companies became unicorns this year. Out of those companies, the most (7) were in internet software & services.
  • The most valuable private company in the world is Uber, valued at $68B. Rounding out the top five are: Didi Chuxing ($50B), Xiaomi ($46B), Airbnb ($29B), and Palantir Technologies ($20B).
  • Fourteen private companies (7% of the global unicorn club) are considered decacorns and are worth $10B+. Approximately 30% of the companies included in the global unicorn club are valued at exactly $1B.
  • The majority of the world’s unicorns are based in the US (54%), followed by China (23%), India (4%), the UK (4%), Germany (2%), and South Korea (2%). No other country has three or more private companies valued at $1B+.
Global Unicorn Club: Private Companies Valued At $1B+ (as of 5/17/2017)
Company Total Disclosed Funding Industry Select Investors
23andMe $244M Healthcare Google Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, MPM Capital
51Xinyongka $459M Fintech Tiantu Capital, Xinhu Zhongbao, GGV Capital
Actifio $207.5M Big Data Felicis Ventures, Index Ventures, Temasek Holdings
Adaptive Biotechnologies $415.6M Healthcare Illumina, Celgene, Casdin Capital
Adyen $266M Fintech AXA
Afiniti $80M Internet Software & Services GAM Holding
Africa Internet Group $549.72M Internet Software & Services Iconiq Capital
Age of Learning $181.5M Ed tech General Catalyst Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, ENIAC Ventures
Airbnb $3.9B E-Commerce/ Marketplace Morningside Group, GGV Capital, Banyan Capital
Aiwujiwu $305M Real Estate Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, DFJ Growth Fund
Anaplan $239.9M Internet Software & Services Foundry Group, iNovia Capital, StarVest Partners
AppDirect $249.5M B2B Commerce Battery Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners
AppDynamics  $414.5M Big Data Khosla Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, Tribeca Venture Partners
AppNexus $394.17M Adtech Iconiq Capital, K1 Capital, Salesforce Ventures
Apttus $274M Internet Software & Services Redpoint Ventures, QiMing Venture Partners, Chengwei Capital
Apus Group $116.3M Mobile Software & Services Digital Sky Technologies, Piton Capital, DN Capital
Auto1 Group $100M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Insight Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital, Polaris Partners
Automattic $190.6M Internet Software & Services RRE Ventures, Tiger Global, August Capital
Avaloq Group $300M Fintech Warbug Pincus
Avant $1.7B Fintech Summit Partners, CVC Capital Partners
Avast Software $100.16M Cybersecurity Banyan Capital, New Horizon Capital, IDG Capital Partners
BeiBei $224.4M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Woodford Investment Management
benevolent.ai $140.55M Healthcare Accel Partners, Index Ventures, Insight Venture Partners
BlaBlaCar $335.3M On-demand Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, ATEL Ventures, DAG Ventures
Bloom Energy $924M Cleantech Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, BoxGroup
Blue Apron $193M E-Commerce/ Marketplace SV Angel, RRE Ventures, New Enterprise Associates
BrewDog $1.2B Food & Beverage TSG Consumer Partners, Undisclosed Angel Investors, Crowdcube
Buzzfeed $497M Media Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Wakefield Group
C3 IoT $131M IoT  InterWest Partners, TPG Growth, Wildcat Venture Partners
Carbon3D $232M Hardware DST Global, Trustbridge Partners, Capital Today
Careem Networks $421.7M On-demand STC Ventures, Al Tayyar Travel Group, Wamda Capital
China Internet Plus $3.3B E-Commerce/ Marketplace Broadline Capital, UBS
CJ Games $500M Gaming Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, Google Ventures
CloudFlare $182.07M Cybersecurity Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Wellington Management
Clover Health $555M Healthcare Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Sequoia Capital
Compass $193M Internet Software & Services Battery Ventures, Iconiq Capital, T. Rowe Price
Coupang $1.4B E-Commerce/ Marketplace Sequoia Capital, Founder Collective, Wellington Management
Credit Karma $368.5M Fintech Felicis Ventures, SV Angel, Founders Fund
CrowdStrike $256M Cybersecurity Warbug Pincus, capitalG, Accel Partners
CureVac $381M Healthcare Northview Ventures, dievini Hopp BioTech Holding & Co.m Baillie Gifford & Co.
Dada $450M E-Commerce Sequoia Capital China, DST, Greenwoods Asset Management
Datto $100M Hardware Technology Crossover Ventures, General Catalyst Partners
Decolar $341.68M Travel Sequoia Capital, TPG capital, Accel Partners
Delivery Hero $1.3B E-Commerce/ Marketplace Rocket Internet, Phenomen Ventures, Insight Venture Partners
Didi Chuxing $8.5B On-demand Matrix Partners, Tiger Global Management, Softbank Corp.,
DJI Innovations $105M Hardware Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital
Docker $178.82M Internet Software & Services Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital
DocuSign $513.43M Internet Software & Services Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Ignition Partners
Domo $589M Big Data Institutional Venture Partners, Benchmark Capital, Founders Fund
DraftKings $627.6M Gaming Accomplice, GGV Capital, Redpoint Ventures
Dropbox $1.1B Internet Software & Services Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures
Ele.me $2.3B On-demand Sequoia Capital China, GSR Ventures, Horizons Ventures
Fanatics $695M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Insight Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Temasek Holdings
FanDuel $417.5M Internet Software & Services Pentech Ventures, Bullpen Capital, KKR
Fanli $30M E-Commerce/ Marketplace QiMing Venture Partners, Steam boat Ventures
FarFetch $304.5M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Advent Venture Partners, Index Ventures, e.ventures
Flatiron Health $313M Healthcare Roche Venture Fund, First Round Capital, Casdin Capital
Flipkart $3.2B E-Commerce/ Marketplace Accel Partners, Digital Sky Technologies, Iconiq Capital
Funding Circle $373M Fintech Accel Partners, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital
Garena Online $172M Mobile Software & Services Keytone Ventures, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, General Atlantic
GitHub $350M Internet Software & Services Sequoia Capital, Thrive Capital, SV Angel
GlassDoor $201.5M Internet Software & Services T. Rowe Price, Battery Ventures, Tiger Global Management
Global Fashion Group $575M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Access Industries, Rocket Internet, Tengelmann Ventures
Global Switch $2.9B Infrastructure & Hosting Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Essence Financial, Jiangsu Sha Steel Group, Ping An Insurance
Go-JEK $550M On-demand Formation Group, Sequoia Capital India, Warburg Pincus
Grab $1.4B On-demand Tokyo Century Corporation, SoftBank Group, Didi Chuxing
GreenSky $410M Fintech DST Global, QED Investors, TPG Capital
Guahao Technology Co. $536M Healthcare Tencent, Morningside Group
Guazi $250M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Sequoia Capital China, GX Capital
Gusto $161.12M Fintech General Catalyst Partners, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
HelloFresh $366.7M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Rocket Internet, Phenomen Ventures, Insight Venture Partners
Hike $261M Social Foxconn, Tiger Global management, Tencent
Homelink $1.3B E-Commerce/ Marketplace Tencent, Baidu, Huasheng Capital
Hootsuite $229.9M Internet Software & Services Accel Partners, OMERS Ventures, Insight Venture Partners
Houzz $213.6M E-Commerce/ Marketplace New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital, Comcast Ventures
HuiMin.cn $295M On-demand China Innovation Investment, Fortune Venture Capital, ZheShang Venture Capital
Human Longevity $300M Healthcare Celgene, GE Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Huochebang $150M Supply Chain & Logistics Tencent Holdings, DCM Ventures, Hudson & Marshall
iCarbonX $199M Healthcare Tencent, Vcanbio
Illumio $142M Cybersecurity Data Collective, Formation 8, General Catalyst Partners
Improbable $554M AR/VR Andreessen Horowitz, SoftBank Group, Temasek Holdings
Infinidat $230M Hardware TPG Growth
Infor $2.6B Internet Software & Services Blackstone Group, Koch Industries
InMobi $320.6M Adtech Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Softbank Corp., Sherpalo Ventures
InsideSales.com $199.3M Big Data Microsoft Ventures, US Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Instacart $275.01M On-demand Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Collaborative Fund
Intarcia Therapeutics $1B Healthcare New Enterprise Associates, New Leaf Venture Partners, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
ironSource $185M Mobile Software & Services Access Industries, Clal Industries and Investments
iTutorGroup $315M Ed tech QiMing Venture Partners, Temasek Holdings, Silverlink Capital
Jawbone $778.82M Hardware Mayfield Fund, Khosla Ventures, T-Venture
JetSmarter $155M Travel Tech Jay-Z, Jet Edge, Saudi Royal Family
Jiuxian $249.21M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Sequoia Capital China, Rich Land Capital, Merrysunny Wealth
Kabbage $1.5B Fintech BlueRun Ventures, SV Angel, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Katerra $264M Construction Tech Khosla Ventures, Foxconn Technology Company, Moore Capital Management
Kendra Scott N/A Clothing & Accessories Berkshire Partners, Norwest Venture Partners
Kik Interactive $115.8M Social Union Square Ventures, RRE Ventures, Spark Capital
Klarna $324.47M Fintech Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic
Koudai Gouwu $362M E-Commerce/ Marketplace New Enterprise Associates, Tiger Global management, Tencent
Lakala $242M Fintech China Continent Property & Casualty Insurance, China Renaissance Capital Investment, China Taiping Life Insurance
Liepin $170M HR & Workforce Management China Mobile, Matrix Partners China, Warbug Pincus
LIfeMiles $344M Business Products & Services Advent International
Lookout $281M Cybersecurity Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Lowercase Capital
Lu.com $1.7B Fintech Ping An Insurance CDH Investments, Bank of China
Lyft $1.8B On-demand Founders Fund, Mayfield Fund, Floodgate
Magic Leap $1.4B VR/AR Obvious Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz
MarkLogic $172.5M Big Data Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, Northgate Capital
Medallia $255M Internet Software & Services Sequoia Capital
Meizu Technology $943M Hardware Alibaba Group
Mercari $114.6M E-Commerce/ Marketplace East Ventures, Global Brain Corporation, ITOCHU Technology Ventures
Mia.com $231.6M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Sequoia Capital China, ZhenFund, K2 Ventures
MindMaze $118.5M VR/AR Hinduja Group
Moderna $1.3B Healthcare Flagship Ventures, Invus Group, Wellington Management
Mofang Gongyu $560M Real Estate Warburg Pincus, Aviation Industry Corporation of China
Mogujie $200M Social IDG Capital Partners, QiMing Venture Partners, Banyan Capital
MongoDB $311M Big Data Intel Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Union Square Ventures
Mozido $313.71M Fintech Wellington Management, TomorrowVentures, Mastercard Worldwide
Mu Sigma $208M Big Data Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic
MuleSoft $258.5M Internet Software & Services New Enterprise Associates, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures
NetEase Cloud Music $108M Internet Software & Services China International Capital Corporation, Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary, Shanghai Media Group
Nextdoor $210.2M Social Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Insight Venture Partners
NIO $1.1B Auto Tech Lenovo Ventures Group, Temasek Holdings, Tencent Holdings
OfferUp $194.38M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Andreessen Horowitz, GGV Capital, T. Rowe Price
Ofo $582M On-demand Matrix Partners China, CITIC Capital Private Equity, Vision Capital
Olacabs $1.8B On-demand Accel Partners, Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital
One97 Communications $1.4B Fintech Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Alibaba Group
OpenDoor Labs $210M Real Estate New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures
Oscar Health Insurance Co. $727.5M Healthcare BoxGroup, Formation8, Khosla Ventures
OVH $787M Big Data Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.,TowerBrook Capital Partners
Oxford Nanopore Technologies $495.8M Healthcare Illumnia, Invesco Perpetual, IP Group, GT Healthcare Capital Partners
Palantir Technologies $1.9B Big Data RRE Ventures, Founders Fund, In-Q-Tel
Panshi $220M Adtech WI Harper Group, Fang Fund Partners, NewMarging Ventures
Pinterest $1.3B Social Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Firstmark Capital
Hujiang $177M Edtech Baidu, China Minsheng Investment, Wanxin Media
Pluralsight $239M Edtech Iconiq Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Felicis Ventures
Procore Technologies $180M Construction Tech Bessemer Venture Partners, O’Connor Ventures, Iconiq Capital
Promasidor Holdings $556M Food & Beverage IFC, Ajinomoto
Prosper Marketplace $354.94M Fintech Accel Partners, DAG Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Proteus Digital Health $417.2M Healthcare Novartis, Essex Woodlands, The Carlyle Group
Qualtrics $220M Big Data Accel Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital
Quanergy Systems $134.5M Auto Tech Delphi Automotive, Samsung Ventures, Motus Ventures
Quora $226M Internet Software & Services Benchmark, Matrix Partners, Tiger Global Management
Razer $125M Hardware Accel Partners, Intel Capital
ReNew Power Ventures $1.3B Cleantech Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, JERA
Robinhood $176M Fintech Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global
Rocket Lab $75M Aerospace In-Q-Tel, Promus Ventures, Khosla Ventures
Rong360 $258M Fintech Sequoia Capital China, Sailing Capital, Star VC
Royole Corporation $246M Hardware Warmsun Holding, IDG Capital Partners
Rubrik $292M Internet Software & Services Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures
Shazam $122M Mobile Software & Services IDG Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Buran Venture Capital
ShopClues $266M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Nexus Venture Partners, GIC Special Investments, Tiger Global Management
Slack Technologies $540.2M Internet Software & Services Google Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Social Capital
SMS Assist $255M Internet Software & Services Goldman Sachs, Insights Venture Partners, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Social Finance $1.6B Fintech Baseline Ventures, Doll Capital Management, Institutional Venture Partners
SpaceX $1.2B Aerospace Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Rothenberg Ventures
Spotify $2.3B Internet Software & Services Horizons Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures
Sprinklr $228.5M Internet Software & Services Azure Capital Partners, Battery Ventures, Intel Capital
Stripe $690M Fintech Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, capitalG
STX Entertainment $700M Entertainment Tencent, TPG Growth, Hony Capital
Peloton Interactive $453M FitnessTech Comcast, Fidelity Investments, GGV Capital
Symphony Communication Services Holdings $229M Internet Software & Services BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Google
TangoMe $373.44M Social Draper Fisher Jurtson, Qualcomm Ventures, Alibaba Group
Tanium $295.29M Cybersecurity Andreessen Horowitz, Nor-Cal Invest
TechStyle Fashion Group $300M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Matrix Partners, Passport Capital, Rho Ventures
Ten-X $141.75M Internet Software & Services Stone Point Capital, Google Capital
The Honest Company $222M E-Commerce/ Marketplace General Catalyst Partners, Iconiq Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Thumbtack $273.85M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, Google Capital
Toutiao $1.1B Media Sequoia Capital China, Source Code Capital, SIG Asia Investments
TransferWise $116.3M Fintech IA Ventures, Index Ventures, SV Angel
Trendy Group International $200M Clothing & Accessories L Capital Partners
TuJia $463.7M E-Commerce/ Marketplace GGV Capital, QiMing Venture Partners
Uber $12.5B On-demand Lowercase Capital, Benchmark Capital, Google Ventures
UBTECH Robotics $121.39M Hardware CDH Investments, Goldstone Investments, Qiming Venture Partners
Udacity $161.1M Internet Software & Services Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments
Unity Technologies $198.5M Gaming Sequoia Capital, iGlobe Partners, DFJ Growth
Uptake Technologies $45M Big Data GreatPoint Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Caterpillar
URWork  $166M  Real Estate  Ant Financial Services Group, Dahong Group, Junfa Group
VANCL $522M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Ceyuan Ventures, QiMing Venture Partners, Temasek Holdings
Vice Media $770M Media Technology Crossover Ventures, A&E Television Networks
Vox Media $324.65M Media Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, General Atlantic
Warby Parker $216.4M E-Commerce/ Marketplace BoxGroup, Felicis Ventures, First Round Capital
Weiying Technology $1B E-Commerce/ Marketplace Tencent, iDreamSky Technology, GGV Capital
WeWork $1.7B Real Estate T. Rowe Price, Benchmark Capital, Wellington Management
Wish $570.7M E-Commerce/ Marketplace Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Digital Sky Technologies
Xiaohongshu $117.5M E-Commerce/ Marketplace GGV Capital, ZhenFund, Tencent
Xiaomi $2.5B Hardware Digital Sky Technologies, QiMing Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures
Xuanyixia $395M Social Sequoia Capital China, Sina Weibo, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures
Yello Mobile $187M Mobile Software & Services Formation 8
Zenefits $583.62M Fintech SV Angel, Institutional Venture Partners, Venrock
Zeta Interactive $240M Internet Software & Services GSO Capital Partners, Franklin Square
ZhangYue $100M Hardware Guo Jin Capital, Alpha Animation & Culture
Zhihu $182M Internet Software & Services SAIF Partners, Qiming Venture Partners, Capital Today
Zhong An Insurance $931M Fintech SAIF partners, CDH Investments, Morgan Stanley
ZocDoc $225.52M Healthcare Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Goldman Sachs
Zomato Media $223.46M Social Sequoia Capital, VY Capital
Zoom Communications $143M Internet Software & Services Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners
Zoox $250M Auto Tech AID Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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