10 billion-dollar startups, who became such in less than 3 years

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10 billion-dollar startups, who became such in less than 3 years

Young startups, which are estimated at $ 1 billion or more, called «unicorns». Probably for the reason that to meet such companies extremely difficult. However, it is possible. Moreover, there are startups that have reached this rank in record time. Below we will discuss ten «unicorns», who, according to Pitchbook, set a speed record.

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Grail

Jeff Huber, CEO of Grail, has received investments from Jeff Bezos and bill gates. His startup is working to identify cancer in people. It was founded in 2016 and became a «unicorn» 1 year and 9 months. There were 1.38 billion dollars, and estimated the company in $ 2.5 billion.

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Essential

In 2015, Andy Rubin, Creator of Android operating system, has decided to manufacture and founded the Essential. Today the company is worth a billion dollars, and this result was achieved during 1 year and 11 months. The company received $ 330 million investment.

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Desktop Metal

Rick Fulop decided to make metal 3D printing more accessible to producers and engineers. In 2015 he led Desktop Metal. 1 year and 9 months the company reached a valuation of one billion dollars. Attracted 277 million dollars of investments.

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Zoox

In 2014, the company Zoox beginning of the development of unmanned vehicles. For 2 years the company has become «unicorn». Today it is estimated at $ 3.5 billion. The size of the investment amounted to 302 million dollars.

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Katerra

This building a startup founded by the former interim CEO of Tesla in 2015. 2 years and 1 month he reached the rating of one billion dollars, and today is estimated at $ 3 billion. Investments totaled $ 1.1 billion.

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Letgo

An Online platform for the sale of used goods in the two years reached a valuation of one billion dollars and in 2015 could attract $ 475 million.

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Illumio

In 2013, Andrew Rubin headed the company that provides secure cloud data storage to corporate clients. 2 years and 3 months of work made the company «unicorn». Today it is estimated at $ 1.2 billion. Was drawn 267 million dollars of investments.

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Instacart

In 2012 launched food delivery service Instacart, which today is estimated at 4.4 billion dollars. It has attracted a billion investment, and «unicorn» became 2 years and 4 months.

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Opendoor

2 years and 8 months service for the sale of real estate Opendoor reached a valuation of one billion dollars. It was founded in 2014 and has attracted $ 320 million of investments.

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Airbnb

Closes the list of Airbnb, which needs no introduction. Founded in 2008, he became a unicorn for 2 years and 11 months. Today it is estimated at $ 31 billion.

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