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The 30 most valuable VC-backed companies in the world

We’ve put together an interactive chart of the most valuable startups around the globe. Five of them are in the ridehailing industry. Twenty-six are based either in the US or China.

Ridehailing giants Uber and Didi Chuxing, based in San Francisco and Beijing, respectively, lead the list of most valuable private companies around the globe. And moving down the rankings, the pattern set at the top continues. A total of five of the companies are in the ridehailing industry, and 26 of the 30 are based in either the US or China.

Below is an interactive chart of the most valuable VC-backed companies in the world, put together using data sourced from the PitchBook Platform. Click on the headings to sort by different criteria, and hover over the logos to see company names.

Data as of May 11, 2018. Some of the valuations above are estimated.
Xiaomi, Flipkart and NIO have been omitted from the list because they’re either in the process of going public or have announced an acquisition deal.
Snapdeal reached a $6.5 billion valuation with a financing round in 2016. It’s been omitted from the list because since then it’s been in widely reported acquisition talks that value the company at less than $1 billion.

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    Written by Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen was a senior writer at PitchBook, covering all things venture capital. She has a BA from UC Santa Barbara and a JD from Loyola Law School.

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