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June 14, 2020

Top 10 Highest Valued Startups in the World in 2020

Top 10 Highest Valued Startups in the World in 2020

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Startup is not only a charming word but also a revolutionary thing which has too much potential that can disrupt an entire industry!

Every year we see the Highest Valued Startups in the World, as usual this year in-between COVID-19 Pandemic Situation the Top list is there.

So let’s get to know who are those Top Highest Valued Startups in the world in 2020

Top 10 Highest Valued Startup Companies worldwide by valuation (in US Dollars):-

  1. Bytedance (Toutiao) – Industry: Artificial Intelligence – Origin: China – Valuation 75 Billion Dollar – Description: ByteDance Ltd. is a Chinese multinational internet technology company founded by Zhang Yiming in 2012 which is headquartered in Beijing. ByteDance’s core product, Toutiao, is a content platform in China & around the world. It had US$20 billion revenues in 2019. It has Subsidiaries such as Toutiao, Flipagram, Inc., News Republic, Inc., Beijing Zhaoxi Guangnian Technology, LevelupAI, Terark, TikTok
  2. Didi Chuxing – Industry: Transportation – Origin: China – Valuation 56 Billion Dollar – Description: Didi Chuxing Technology Co., formerly Didi Kuaidi, is a Chinese transportation company founded by Cheng Wei, Zhang Bo, Wu Rui in 2012 which is headquartered in Beijing, China. It’s Parent organization: Beijing Xiaoju Technology. It has Subsidiaries such as 99, Uber (China) Ltd, MORE
  3. Stripe – Induatry: Fintech – Origin: United States of America – Valuation 36 Billion Dollar – Description: Stripe is an American technology company that allows individuals and businesses to make and receive payments over the Internet founded by Patrick Collison, John Collison in 2009 which is based in San Francisco, California. It has subsidiaries such as Indie Hackers, Tiempo Labs, Inc., TouchTech Corporation, Kickoff, Runkit, Index Systems, Inc.
  4. SpaceX – Industry: Space Flight – Origin: United States of America – Valuation 33.3 Billion Dollar – Description: Space Exploration Technologies Corp., trading as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars in 2002 which is headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
  5. Airbnb – Industry: Travel – Origin: United States of America – Valuation: 18 Billion Dollar – Description: Airbnb, Inc. is an American online marketplace company founded by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk in 2008 which is based in San Francisco, California, United States. Airbnb offers arrangement for lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences. It had 2.6 billion USD revenues in 2017. It has Subsidiaries such as Luxury Retreats International Inc., HotelTonight, MORE
  6. Kuaishou – Industry: Video Sharing – Origin: China – Valuation: 18 Billion Dollar – Description: Kuaishou is a Chinese video sharing app founded by Su Hua; Cheng Yixiao, developed by Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co., Ltd. In 2011 which is headquartered in Beijing, China. In addition to China, it has also gained considerable popularity in other markets: it has topped the Google Play and Apple App Store “most downloaded” lists in eight countries outside of China.  
  7. Paytm (One97 Communications) – Industry: e-commerce – Origin: India – Valuation: 16 Billion Dollar – Description: Paytm is an Indian e-commerce payment system and financial technology company founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in 2010 based in Noida, India. It had US$500 million revenue in 2019.
  8. Epic Games – Industry: Games – Origin: United States of America – Valuation: 15 Billion Dollar – Description: Epic Games, Inc. is an American video game and software developer and publisher based in Cary, North Carolina  founded by Tim Sweeney as Potomac Computer Systems in 1991, originally located in his parents’ house in Potomac, Maryland.  
  9. DJI Innovations – Industry: Drones – Origin: China – Valuation: 15 Billion Dollar – SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd. or Shenzhen DJI Sciences and Technologies Ltd. in full, more popularly known as its trade name DJI which stands for Dà-Jiāng Innovations, is a Chinese technology company founded by Frank Wang in 2006 which is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong with factories throughout the world.  It’s Parent organization is iFlight Technology Company Limited. It has subsidiaries such as Hasselblad, DJI Technology Inc.
  10. Grab – Industry: Transportation – Origin: Singapore – Valuation: 14.3 Billion Dollar – Description: Grab Holdings Inc., commonly known as Grab, is a multinational ride-hailing company founded by Anthony Tan, Tan Hooi Ling in 2012 which is based in Singapore. The company offers a range of services, including transport, on-demand delivery, consumer and financial services on a single mobile platform. It has subsidiaries such as iKaaz Software Private Ltd., GP Network Asia Pte. Ltd., GrabTaxi (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

*Currently private companies (including whisper valuations)

As of May 2020

Source: CB Insights 

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Ron Mahenur
Ron Mahenur
Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO at Uddoktagiri