There are 326 private companies around the world valued at $1B+, all featured on CB Insights' real-time unicorn tracker. These companies are collectively worth nearly $1.1T and have raised a combined total of over $271B.
Last year, 119 new companies joined the global unicorn club — a 67% increase from the 71 new unicorns in 2017.
The most valuable company in the Internet Software & Services category is enterprise software company Infor ($10B valuation), while online hospitality marketplace Airbnb ($29.3B) is the most valuable e-commerce unicorn. Payments startups Stripe ($22.5B) is the most valuable private company within Fintech.
The world’s most valuable private company is China’s Bytedance (aka Toutiao), in the Media category. The company reached a $75B valuation following an investment by SoftBank in November 2018.
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