In pics: Here are the most valuable startups on the planet; one Indian startup makes it to top-10

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Updated : 2020-09-08 20:28:17

Startups have emerged as one of the key backbones of the global economy. Unicorns -startups with a valuation of over $1 billion number over 400 across the globe. Here is the list of ten most valued startups in the globe, as per CBInsights.

1:Toutiao (China)/ Valuation: $140 billion - The news and information content platform owned by Beijing-based ByteDance has emerged as the numero uno in the list. (Image: Toutiao.com, Wikimedia Commons)

1:Toutiao (China)/ Valuation: $140 billion – The news and information content platform owned by Beijing-based ByteDance has emerged as the numero uno in the list. (Image: Toutiao.com, Wikimedia Commons)


2: Didi Chuxing (China)/ Valuation: $56 billion - The Beijing-based vehicle for hire company comes next after attracting investments from Matrix Partners, Tiger Global Management and Softbank Corp. (Image: didichuxing.com, Wikimedia Commons)

2: Didi Chuxing (China)/ Valuation: $56 billion – The Beijing-based vehicle for hire company comes next after attracting investments from Matrix Partners, Tiger Global Management and Softbank Corp. (Image: didichuxing.com, Wikimedia Commons)


3: SpaceX (USA)/ Valuation: $46 billion - The California-based aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk is not only a world-famous brand but also an attractive investment destination. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

3: SpaceX (USA)/ Valuation: $46 billion – The California-based aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk is not only a world-famous brand but also an attractive investment destination. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


4: Stripe (USA)/ Valuation: $36 billion - The Fintech firm offering its services to ecommerce and mobile apps came fourth in the rankings. (Image: stripe.com, Wikimedia Commons)

4: Stripe (USA)/ Valuation: $36 billion – The Fintech firm offering its services to ecommerce and mobile apps came fourth in the rankings. (Image: stripe.com, Wikimedia Commons)


5: Palantir Technologies (USA)/ Valuation: $20 billion - The software company that specialises in the area of data analytics is next in the list. (Image: Company logo, Wikimedia Commons)

5: Palantir Technologies (USA)/ Valuation: $20 billion – The software company that specialises in the area of data analytics is next in the list. (Image: Company logo, Wikimedia Commons)


6: Airbnb (USA)/ Valuation: $18 billion - The company, without owning any significant property, has emerged as one of the biggest names in the travel and tourism industry across the globe. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files)

6: Airbnb (USA)/ Valuation: $18 billion – The company, without owning any significant property, has emerged as one of the biggest names in the travel and tourism industry across the globe. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files)


6: Kuaishou (China)/ Valuation: $18 billion - The video-sharing mobile app has high support across mainland China making it an attractive investment option. (Image: Kuaishou logo, Wikimedia Commons)

6: Kuaishou (China)/ Valuation: $18 billion – The video-sharing mobile app has high support across mainland China making it an attractive investment option. (Image: Kuaishou logo, Wikimedia Commons)


7: Epic Games (USA)/ Valuation: $17.3 billion - The video game and software developer is the engine behind popular games such as Fortnite and the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series. (Image: Epic Games logo, Wikimedia Commons)

7: Epic Games (USA)/ Valuation: $17.3 billion – The video game and software developer is the engine behind popular games such as Fortnite and the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series. (Image: Epic Games logo, Wikimedia Commons)


8: One97 Communications (India)/ Valuation: $16 billion - The only Indian firm to make it to the top ten, the Noida-based Fintech firm is the owner of the popular e-pay service Paytm. (File Photo: IANS)

8: One97 Communications (India)/ Valuation: $16 billion – The only Indian firm to make it to the top ten, the Noida-based Fintech firm is the owner of the popular e-pay service Paytm. (File Photo: IANS)


8: Door Dash (USA)/ Valuation: $16 billion - The food delivery app has joined One97 Communication in the list at eighth spot.(Image: DoorDash logo, Wikimedia Commons)

8: Door Dash (USA)/ Valuation: $16 billion – The food delivery app has joined One97 Communication in the list at eighth spot.(Image: DoorDash logo, Wikimedia Commons)


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