Please build me a list of the top 50 most valuable tech companies that launched in 1990 or later. I'd like to know the following details on each company: founding date, initial funding valuation and date, most recent valuation and valuation date, exit type, exit date, headquarters, most recent employee count or employee count at exit. Thanks!
We have identified the top 50 highest valued tech companies (unicorns) in the world. Their values range from $238 billion to $5 billion.
We have compiled all of our findings into this spreadsheet.
In order to locate findings for the spreadsheet, we have utilized Crunchbase, Angel, and trusted media sources such as Forbes and TechCrunch. For a very small number of companies, no valuation information could be located beyond the most recent valuation provided.
The spreadsheet columns adhere to the following criteria:
— Column A: Name of the company.
— Column B: Headquarters.
— Column C: Founding date.
— Column D: Number of employees.
— Column E: Initial funding valuation, if publicly available. In the majority of cases, the valuation at the time of the very first funding round was not found to be publicly available, due to the fact that these companies are less-known during the early stages and therefore there are fewer press releases and less media coverage at this stage. Additionally, since these companies start out as private companies, their financial reports are generally unavailable. Therefore, in this column, if the initial funding valuation could not be located, we have included the earliest known valuation. In these cases, we have put the year of the valuation in parentheses below the valuation in this column.
— Column F: This column shows the initial valuation date. Since the initial valuations are frequently unavailable, we have included the date of the first funding given, as we assume that these companies first underwent valuation shortly before the first funding was given.
— Column G and H: Most recent valuation and the valuation date according to Crunchbase.
— Column I and J: These columns show the exit type and exit date. For companies that have not yet exited, we have identified them by noting that they are still private, and putting an N/A under the exit date. Only one company on the list has been acquired. The remainder of companies that have exited are IPOs.
Please note that we have not included Tesla Motors on this spreadsheet, as this company was not included in Crunchbase's listings of the highest valued tech companies, and because our research findings suggest that Tesla's actual valuation is often contested and debated amongst analysts. Despite this, we have included some additional findings about Tesla below as they may be of value.
$3.9 billion in 2013
$26.6 billion in 2015
$58.7 billion in 2017
This CNBC article is an example of how Tesla's valuation is being debated in the media.
We have included all the requested findings in this spreadsheet.