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Top 5 Most Valuable Startups
Mar 17, 2015
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Wait what? Startups? What about the superyachts or the luxury travel guides? Yeah, yachts and luxury is about wealth. And in what concerns wealth, today we bring you the Top 5 Most Valuable Startups in the world. And if you think that because of being a startup, their value isn’t high, you will be amazed to know that only 12 billion dollars startups were admitted to this top 5 most valuable startups in the world.

Looking at recent media reports and The Wall Street Journal’s “The Billion-Dollar Startup Club” list, we made a list of tech startups that are worth more than 12 billion dollars— or that will be very soon.


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Find below the most valuable startups in the world.

5: SpaceX: $12 billion

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Founded in 2002, Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, designs, builds, and launches vehicles for space exploration. The CEO is Elon Musk.

Total funding: $1.2 billion

Notable investors: Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Google

4: Palantir: $15 billion

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Palantir is a software and services company that specializes in data analysis. Some of its biggest clients are government agencies like the CIA and the FBI. Founded in 2004, its CEO is Alexander Karp.

Total funding: $1 billion

Notable investors: Founders Fund, Tiger Global Management, Glynn Capital Management, Jeremy Stoppelman

3: Snapchat: $16 billion to $19 billion (seeking)

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Its photo-messaging app allows users to send photos and videos that automatically disappear after a set period of time. Snapchat was valued at $10 billion in December in its most recent round, but it is reportedly seeking a new round at a valuation between $16 billion and $19 billion. Founded just in 2012, has Evan Spiegel as CEO.

Total funding: $648 million

Notable investors: Yahoo, Kleiner Perkins, Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Coatue Management, SV Angel

2: Uber: $41.2 billion

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Uber’s taxi-hailing app connects its users with drivers of private vehicles under contract with Uber. It offers different types of cars, from full-size luxury cars to smaller vehicles. Founded in 2009, Travis Kalanick is the CEO.

Total funding: $5.9 billion

Notable investors: Benchmark Capital, Menlo Ventures, Google Ventures, KPCB


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And finally the most valuable startup in the world:

1: Xiaomi: $46 billion

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Xiaomi is one of the biggest Chinese electronics brands that makes smartphones. The company’s smartphones are considered among the best that run Android, and the company has hardcore loyalists as Apple does in the US. Founded only 5 years ago, Jun Lei is the CEO.

Total funding: $1.4 billion

Notable investors: Digital Sky Technologies, Hopu Investment Management Company, DST Global, IDG Capital Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Morningside Group

Luxury yachts team is quite confident that some of this CEO has enough money to buy a splendid superyacht. What you think?

Hope you’re enjoyed the Top 5 most valuable startups in the world. Who knows, maybe you felt inspired and some day we have to update our list with your startup.

Source: Business Insider