35 US tech startups reach unicorn status in 2018

To build a billion-dollar company from scratch is still an incredibly difficult feat. Last year, CB Insights reported that the odds of becoming a unicorn — a company valued at $1 billion or more — was less than 1% for companies that had raised venture capital.

So far in 2018, there have been 35 tech companies in the US to reach this unicorn status, according to data provided by PitchBook.

Here are the 35 US tech companies that have reached unicorn status in 2018:

  • Allbirds (2014) – Merino wool shoes
  • Automation Anywhere (2003) – Software that helps companies automate repetitive and routine tasks, which industry folks like to call “robotic process automation,” or RPA.
  • Bird (2017) – Electronic scooters
  • Brex (2017) – Corporate credit cards for startups
  • Circle (2013) – Cryptocurrency investment platform
  • Cohesity (2013) – Data infrastructure and storage
  • Convoy (2015) – Tech-powered trucking services
  • Dataminr (2009) – Discovers critical, breaking information before it’s in the news
  • Discord (2012) – Voice, video, and text app designed for gamers
  • DoorDash (2013) – Food delivery
  • Epic Games (1991) – Video game developers and the makers of “Fortnite.”
  • Freshworks (2010) – Customer support and sales software
  • Formlabs (2011) – 3D printer manufacturer
  • GitLab (2011) – A single application for development operations, from project planning to source code management
  • Intercom (2011) – Customer messaging platform
  •  JFrog (2008) – Deploys software to the cloud
  • Juul Labs (2017) – Electronic cigarettes
  • Lime (2017) – Electric scooters and e-assist bikes
  • OutSystems (2001) -Platform for “low code” app creation
  • PagerDuty (2009) – Surfaces technical issues for companies
  • Postmates (2011) – Food delivery
  • Roblox (2005) – Online game creation platform
  • Rubicon (2008) – Waste management and recycling
  • Samsara (2015) – Fleet management system
  • Snowflake (2012) – Cloud-based data-warehousing
  • SoundHound (2005) – Audio and speech recognition software
  • Starry (2014) – Internet for $50 per month
  • Talkdesk (2011) – Cloud-based call center software
  • ThoughtSpot (2012) – Search and AI-based analytics
  • Toast (2011) – Restaurant point-of-sale and management system
  • Tradeshift (2005) – Open-source trade platform
  • Tresata (2011) – Analytics software company
  • UiPath (2005) – Automates routine tasks for businesses. Similar to Automation Anywhere, it calls its technology, “robotic process automation.”
  • WalkMe (2011) – Guides users to navigate websites and apps more efficiently
  • ZipRecruiter (2010) – Job listings and recruiting platform
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