The five largest US tech companies Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple (FAMGA) have invested in 30 unicorn companies.
In our recently released Asia Tech Investment report, we highlighted that China’s largest internet giants — Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and JD.com (BATJ) — were poised to benefit when the current crop of unicorns in China eventually exit. In total, BATJ has invested in 46% of China’s private companies currently valued at $1B+.
Some of you asked how the total compared to the US. So, we mapped out the unicorn portfolio of the five largest US tech companies Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple (FAMGA). Here’s the breakdown:
- Facebook’s fbFund (now defunct) – 1, Lyft
- Amazon – no current private unicorn investments
- Microsoft (includes Microsoft Ventures) – 5 unicorn investments (InsideSales, Flipkart, AppNexus, CloudFlare, Uber)
- Google (includes GV, capitalG and Google’s investments) – 23 unicorn investments (see Business Social Graph below)
- Apple – 1, Didi Chuxing