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21 Most Valuable Start-ups in the World

15/06/2015

Top 21 Startups

It’s raining start-ups over the world and their valuations are taking off more than ever.
We compiled top 21 start-ups with a valuation of more than $2 billion. These startups are the most highly valued business in Silicon Valley.
Xiaomi is currently the highest-valued startup in the world at $46 billion. Tied for 4th position at $15 billion are Palantir and Flipkart. Indian company Flipkart is among the world’s 10 most valuable start ups.
Take a look at Top 21 startups in the top group of billion dollar club:

 

21) Stripe: $3.5 billion

CEO: Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison

Founded:  2011
Concept:  Stripe is a payments startup that creates an easy way to accept payments on the Internet. This online payments service founded by two Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison raised a round that values it at $3.5 billion.
Total Funding: $ 190 million

20) Dianping: $4 billlion

CEO: Zhang Tao
Zhang Tao
Founded: 2003
Concept: China’s largest review and daily deals website. The site is a marketing platform for restaurants and other local businesses in China.
Total Funding: $1.4 billion

19) Cloudera: $4.1 billion

CEO: Thomas J. Reilly

Thomas J. Reilly

Founded: 2008
Concept: American-based Software Company that provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services, and training to business customers.
Total Funding: $670 million

18) Zenefits: $4.5 billion

CEO: Parker Conrad

Parker Conrad

Founded: 2013
Concept: Company offers cloud-based software as a service to companies for managing their human resources, with a particular focus on helping them with health insurance coverage.
Total Funding: $584 million

17)WeWork: $5 billion

CEO: Adam Neumann

Adam Neumann

Founded: 2010
Concept: WeWork is a provider of shared workspace, community, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and small businesses. This company is expanding rapidly and just raised a round in December that values it at $5 billion.
Total Funding: $569 million

16) Square: $6 billion

CEO: Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey

Founded: 2009
Concept: Square is a financial services, merchant services aggregator and mobile payments company .The company markets several software and hardware products and services, including Square Register and Square Reader. Square is another billion-dollar startup, and is now valued at $6 billion.
Total Funding: $569 million

15)Meituan: $7billion

CEO: Xing Wang

Xing Wang

Founded: 2010
Concept: Meituan.com is a Chinese group buying website for locally found consumer products and retail services. The Meituan.com offers deals of the day by selling vouchers on local services and entertainment. The Meituan.com generates most of its revenue from mobile application services.
Total Funding: $1.1 billion

14) DJI: $8 billion

CEO: Frank Wang

 Frank Wang
Founded: 2006
Concept: DJI is a Chinese technology company. It manufactures commercial and recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for aerial photography and videography.
Total Funding: $105 million

13)Spotify: $8.5 billion

CEO: Daniel Ek

 Daniel Ek

Founded: 2006
Concept: Spotify is a commercial music streaming, podcast and video service that provides digital rights management-restricted content from record labels and media companies including BBC, Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label.
Total Funding: $970 million

12) DiDi Dache-Kuaidi Dache: $8.8 billion

CEO: Cheng Wei

 Cheng Wei

Founded: 2012
Concept: Didi-Kuaidi is a combination of the two largest taxi hailing companies in China Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache. Didi Dache is the mobile platform taxi-calling application developed by Chinese mobile application company Beijing Xiaoju Keji Co., Ltd. The application is one of two main taxi apps in China with over 100 million users in more than 300 cities.
Total Funding: $970 million

11) Theranos: $9 billion

CEO: Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes

Founded: 2003
Concept: Theranos is a privately held health technology and medical laboratory Services Company that has developed novel approaches for laboratory diagnostic tests using blood. Based in California, the company’s blood testing platform uses a few drops of blood for tests.
Total Funding: $400 million

10) Lufax: $10 billion

CEO: Gregory Gibb

Gregory Gibb

Founded: 2011
Concept: Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange (Lufax) is an online marketplace for the origination and trading of financial assets. The company is an associate of China Ping An Group, the largest and most innovative non-SOE financial institution in China.
Total Funding: $488 million

9)Dropbox: $10 billion

CEO: Drew Houston

  Drew Houston

Founded: 2007
Concept: Dropbox is a file hosting service that allows users to easily store and share files on the web. It has over 200 million users worldwide. Dropbox was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.
Total Funding: $607 million

8)Airbnb: $10 billion

CEO: Brian Chesky

Brian Chesky

Founded: 2008
Concept: Airbnb offers a marketplace for people to rent out their homes to temporary residents. It is a fast growing start-up with over 800,000 listings in 33,000 cities across 192 countries.
Total Funding: $800 million

7) Pinterest: $11 billion

CEO: Ben Silbermann

Ben Silbermann

Founded: 2008
Concept: Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that allows users to upload, save, sort and share stuff online by “pinning” images and content.
Total Funding: $1.3 billion

6)SpaceX: $12 billion

CEO: Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Founded: 2002
Concept: Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) designs, manufactures and launches vehicles for space exploration. Former Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk founded the company with the ambitious goal of making space transportation easier and affordable.
Total Funding: $1.1 billion

5)Flipkart: $15 billion

CEO: Sachin Bansal

Sachin Bansal

Founded: 2007
Concept: Flipkart is an e-commerce site specializing in electronics and content like books and music. The only Indian start-up to be listed among the top ten is Flipkart, which has seen a remarkable growth in just 8 years. Flipkart is founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal and it offers a wide range of products online.
Total Funding: $3.0 billion

4)Palantir: $15 billion

CEO: Alexander Karp

Alexander Karp

Founded: 2004
Concept: Palantir is a software and services company that specializes in data analysis. It serves state and local governments, as well as private companies in the financial and healthcare sectors. Some of its biggest clients are government agencies like the CIA and FBI.
Total Funding: $1 billion

3)Snapchat: $16 billion

CEO: Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel

Founded: 2012
Concept: It’s a popular photo messaging app allows users to send photos and videos that get deleted after a set period of time. Snapchat was developed by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when there were at the Stanford University.
Total Funding: $1.2 billion

2)Uber: $41.2 billion

CEO: Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick

Founded: 2009
Concept: Uber’s taxi-hailing app connects its users with drivers of private vehicles under Uber’s contact. It offers different types of cars, from full-size luxury cars to smaller vehicles. The service is now available in more than 270 cities across the globe.
Total Funding: $4.6 billion

1) Xiaomi: $46 billion

CEO: Jun Lei

Jun Lei

Founded: 2010
Concept: Xiaomi is a leading a mobile internet company in China or biggest Chinese electronics brand is taking the world by storm with affordable smartphones. In just 4 years, Xiaomi has become the largest smartphone maker in China and the third largest smartphone maker in the world. Xiaomi’s smartphones have become a rage in India as well. They’re considered among the best Android smartphones, and the company has hardcore loyalists a lot like Apple in the U.S.
Total Funding: $1.4 billion

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