We used CB Insights’ real-time unicorn tracker to identify all the e-commerce startups globally that have reached unicorn status, i.e. are valued at more than $1B. There are a total of 22 e-commerce unicorns with a total value of $59.4B, which translates to 13% of the valuation of all unicorns combined as of July 29, 2015.
India-based online marketplace Flipkart tops the list with a $15B valuation as of May 2015. Flipkart is backed by major investors, including Accel Partners and Morgan Stanley and has received $3B in total funding. Second on the list is Coupang, a Korean daily-deals site valued at $5B. It has received $1.44B in funding and is backed by BlackRock and Softbank Corp.
See the rest of the list below:
|Company||Valuation ($B)||Select Investors|
|Flipkart||$15||Accel Partners, Digital Sky Technologies, Iconiq Capital|
|Coupang||$5||Sequoia Capital, Founder Collective, Wellington Management|
|Dianping||$4.1||QiMing Venture Partners, Lightspeed China Partners, Sequoia Capital|
|Delivery Hero||$3.1||Rocket Internet, Phenomen Ventures, Insight Venture Partners|
|Fanatics||$3.1||Insight Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Temasek Holdings|
|Global Fashion Group||$3.1||Access Industries, Rocket Internet, Tengelmann Ventures|
|VANCL||$3||Ceyuan Ventures, QiMing Venture Partners, Temasek Holdings|
|ContextLogic (dba. Wish)||$3||Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Digital Sky Technologies|
|Snapdeal||$2.5||Intel Capital, Kalaari Capital, Nexus Venture Partners|
|Houzz||$2.3||New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital, Comcast Ventures|
|Blue Apron||$2||Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, BoxGroup|
|Instacart||$2||Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Collaborative Fund|
|Avito.ru||$1.8||Accel Partners, Northzone Ventures, Naspers|
|Lazada||$1.3||Tengelmann Ventures, Rocket Internet, Summit Partners|
|Warby Parker||$1.2||BoxGroup, Felicis Ventures, First Round Capital|
|Gilt Groupe||$1.1||GSV Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Pinnacle Ventures|
|Home24||$1||Rocket Internet, JP Morgan Chase & Co.|
|BeiBei||$1||Banyan Capital, New Horizon Capital, IDG Capital Partners|
|Farfetch||$1||Advent Venture Partners, Index Ventures, e.ventures|
|Quikr||$1||Tiger Global Management, Norwest Venture Partners|
|JustFab||$1||Matrix Partners, Passport Capital, Rho Ventures|
|Fanli||$1||QiMing Venture Partners, Steam boat Ventures|
The pie chart below shows is a geographic breakdown of the e-commerce unicorns. United States, with 8, has the largest number of unicorns. This list includes companies such as Gilt Groupe, Delivery Hero and Warby Parker. China is second with 4 unicorns including Dianping and VANCL. India is in third with 3 unicorns, and then Germany with 2 unicorns.
Feature image credit: By Wolfgang Sauber. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
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