Asian unicorns fast on US' heels

World's Most Valuable Companies

"Unicorn" companies are private companies valued at more than $1 billion. By 2015, the world had 150 such firms.

Bigger than countries

While the U.S. has most of them, Asia, too, is thriving. The total valuation of Asian unicorns was more than the GDP of countries like New Zealand and Oman.

Where are they?

China and India together account for one-third of the unicorns. Singapore has three. There are two in Israel.

The Top Ten

Of the top 10 most valued unicorns...

Four in Asia

Three are from China. One is from India.


Of the 10 companies that became rose to a billion-dollar valuation the fastest...

China leads

Six are from Asia — all from China.

What do they do?

14 unicorns from Asia are from e-commerce. Hardware and on-demand services (cabs, for instance) are next.

Data source: CB Insights, Crunchbase
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