These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

Zack Friedman, Contributor

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?

A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.

Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion and have raised approximately $142 billion in funding.

The map includes companies across 13 verticals: E-Commerce/Marketplace, Internet Software & Services, FinTech, Social, Cybersecurity, On-Demand, Big Data, Healthcare, Media, Hardware, Mobile Software & Services, Real Estate and Other. (The “Other” category includes, among others, Ed Tech, Aerospace and Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality).

Here are some key takeaways:

New Unicorns This Year

There are 22 new unicorns this year, seven of which are internet software and services companies.

Most Well-Funded Startup

Top 5 Global “Unicorns”

The top 5 unicorns in the world (and their respective valuations) are:

  1. Uber ($68 billion)
  2. Didi Chuxing ($50 billion)
  3. Xiaomi ($46 billion)
  4. Airbnb ($29 billion)
  5. Palantir Technologies ($20 billion)

Top 3 Sectors For Unicorns

Countries With Most Unicorns

Meet The World’s ‘Decacorns’

What is a “decacorn?” A decacorn is a company with a valuation of at least $10 billion. Fifteen private companies (7.6% of the global unicorns) are considered decacorns and have a valuation of at least $10 billion.

The Most Well-Funded Unicorns In Each U.S. State

In December 2016, CB Insights released a map of the most well-funded startups in each U.S. state. At the time, there were nine unicorns that are also the most well-funded startup in their respective state: Uber (CA), Datto (CT), Magic Leap (FL), GreenSky (GA), Avant (IL), DraftKings (MA), Infor (NY), Domo (UT), and Vox Media (Washington, D.C.).

Most Active Venture Capital Investors In U.S.-Based Unicorns: