Pitchbook has announced their “Unicorn class of 2019” – recognizing companies that passed the $1 billion mark so far, this year. Here is a quick capture of the five US companies who topped 2019’s Q1 list.
1. Chime – financial services
A mobile banking platform designed to offer banking services. The company’s platform automatically saves users money by setting aside a pre-determined amount of money in savings after a transaction and the company earns revenue from transaction fees paid by the merchant aligning company incentives with the users, helping members avoid fees, save money automatically, and lead healthier financial lives.
Based in: San Francisco, CA | Latest deal amount: $200M
A freight forwarding platform designed to provide visibility and control over the entire supply chain. The company’s platform arranges goods to be transported and subsequently tracks the inventory in real-time in orders carried by ocean, air and road freight, enabling logistics companies to optimize transportation routes and inventory management.
Based in: San Francisco, CA | Latest deal amount: $1B
A suite of robotics designed to make life easier and help us connect to the people and things we love. The company’s vehicle is a fully autonomous, on-road vehicle designed to transport goods quickly, safely, and affordably enabling users with a self-driving vehicle made for local goods transportation.
Based in: Mountain View, CA | Latest deal amount: $940M
4. Health Catalyst
Provider of healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement platform intended to transform healthcare. The company’s outcomes improvement platform helps healthcare organizations of all sizes to improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes for population health and care, enabling them to meet their future analytics needs.
Based in: Salt Lake City, UT | Latest deal amount: $100M
An autonomous car technology designed to create self-driving cars. The company’s technology uses advanced machine learning software and hardware to power self-driving cars by leveraging a combination of camera, radar and LiDAR, enabling clients to make roads safer and improve access to mobility.
Based in: Palo Alto, CA | Latest deal amount: $530M
To read PitchBook’s full 2019 Unicorn class, click here.