The most successful startups in the world
The term Unicorn applies to start-up companies, estimated at $ 1 billion and above. Here is the list of the most successful start-ups, some of which are estimated at tens of billions of dollars.
Square ($ 6 billion).
The company was founded creator of Twitter - Jack Dorsey. Square is a platform for accepting credit cards on mobile devices.
Meituan ($ 7 billion).
The company, better known as Chinese Groupo, attracted 700 mln. USD at the beginning of 2015. Today, investors estimate it at $ 7 billion. Do not think that the company became successful immediately. It was quite a long way since 2010. Therefore, you have everything ahead, the main thing to find a good idea for a business. How to do it - read here. The main thing to believe in its success.
Zhong An Online ($ 8 billion).
The first online insurance company is estimated at $ 8 billion, while last year it was assessed at 930 million. A company founded in 2013, Jack Ma (pictured), executive chairman of the Alibaba,
DJI ($ 8 billion).
And again, the Chinese. The company's motto - "the future is possible." And no wonder, because DJI makes unmanned flying drones.
Spotify ($ 8, 5 billion).
The Swedish company, streaming music service.
Theranos ($ 9 billion).
Most successful laboratory for a blood test created in 2003, 19-year-old Elizabeth Holmes. Theranos analysis uses only puncture the finger instead of the venous blood sampling.
Lufax ($ 9, 7 billion).
Lufax - Chinese online lending service. Founded in 2011 in Shanghai, the company today is 9, 7 billion.
WeWork ($ 10 billion).
The company provides working space for entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Dropbox ($ 10 billion).
Cloud storage system was launched in 2008 by two students.
Pinterest ($ 11 billion).
Online platform enables to share and view your pictures as ideas and save them on your whiteboard.
SpaceX ($ 12 billion).
American manufacturer of space technology. The creator of the family Falcon rockets.
Flipkart ($ 15 billion).
Indian online store founded by two former Amazon employees in 2007.
Didi Kuaidi ($ 16, 5 billion).
The company, better known as Chinese Uber (reservation taxi).
Snapchat ($ 16 billion).
App messaging, photo and video. In 2013, Snapchat rejected an offer from Facebook takeover, giving up 3 billion. Today the company is worth 16 billion.
Palantir ($ 20 billion).
Software development company for the CIA, FBI and NSA. In the photo - Bernie Madoff, accused of creating the largest Ponzi scheme. His exposure - the result of the data analysis program by Palantir.
Airbnb (25, 5 billion).
Online service for searching, and short-term rental housing around the world.
Xiaomi ($ 46 billion).
The Chinese company - manufacturer of electronics. The fourth producer in the world of smartphones.
Uber ($ 51bn).
The company has created a mobile application to search, order and pay the taxi.