If you’re like me, you probably associate the world “startup” with cash-strapped geeks in garages. But “The Billion-Dollar Startup Club,” an interactive ranking of the world’s most valuable startups from the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource, paints a different picture.
The latest version of the chart highlights more than 30 global startups that are valued by venture capitalists at more than US$1 billion—and it compares their investors, valuations, and funding rounds.
Many of the names on this list won’t be surprising (think Pinterest, Dropbox, and Airbnb). Others making the list may be new to you—Sogou, a popular Chinese search engine; wearable technology company Jawbone, which made a splash at Davos last month; and Mobileye, a pioneer of image technology used to help drivers manage traffic risks.
The Billion-Dollar Startup Club