Collectively, the startups on our map have raised approximately $17B in disclosed equity funding to date.
The Bay Area, a collection of cities stretching from the area around San Rafael, in the North, to Los Gatos, down South, is home to the world’s most valuable private companies. Startups like Uber, in San Francisco, and Palantir Technologies, in Palo Alto, are in fact the most valuable and the fifth most valuable private companies in the world, respectively.
However, at least 49 other cities in the Bay Area, are home to a number of well-funded VC-backed tech startups. On the high end of the funding spectrum, startups such as the cybersecurity company Tanium, in Emeryville, and big data firm MarkLogic, in San Carlos, have raised over $100M in equity funding and are each valued at over $1B.
In fact, of the Bay Area cities included in our analysis below, seven are home to unicorn companies valued at $1B+, all tracked on CB Insights’ real time unicorn tracker. Unicorns featured in our map include the aforementioned four companies, as well as: autotech startup Zoox, located in Menlo Park, online career information portal Glassdoor, in Mill Valley, and the quote-to-cash software company Apttus, in San Mateo.
Using CB Insights database we mapped the most well-funded tech startup with VC-backing in each city in the Bay Area. We only included companies with at least $1M in equity funding and new funding since 2015. Our analysis excludes debt. With those criteria for selection, several cities such as Sonoma and Half Moon Bay, among others, did not make the map.
The least well-funded startups in our map have each raised just over $1M in equity funding to date. Those companies are: the online marketplace for beer Hopsy, in Albany, and the application and data integration company Galactic Exchange, in Atherton. Uber and Palantir are the most well-funded companies in the Bay Area, each with over $1B in equity funding to date. Rounding out the top three most well-funded startups on our map is Tanium, with $395M in equity funding.
Collectively, the startups on our map have raised approximately $17B in disclosed equity funding as of 6/6/2017.
See the infographic below. The full list of startups is included at the end of this post.
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|Company||~ Total Funding (equity)||Location|
|Boomtown Network||$13M||Belvedere Tiburon|
|Pocket Gems||$155M||Daly City|
|Palantir Technologies||$1.94B||Palo Alto|
|HydroPoint Data Systems||$45M||Petaluma|
|DigiSight Technologies||$8M||Portola Valley|
|MapR Technologies||$194M||San Jose|
|Telltale Games||$14M||San Rafael|
|Crocus Technology||$163M||Santa Clara|
|Autonet Mobile||$12M||Santa Rosa|
|Plenty||$20M||South San Francisco|
|Vicarious Systems||$67M||Union City|
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