If you are an entrepreneur looking for venture capital investment you want to be up to date with the top startups that raised billions of dollars from venture capital firms.
See what investors are ready to bet on and invest large amounts of money in. Here are top 5 startups that raised capital from VC funds, ready to boom in 2019.
Activity: Develops software for cryptocurrency investigation, preventing money laundering, fraud and ensuring compliance with regulations. Founded in 2014, the venture capital funded startup is well known for helping with investigations on Mt. Gox bankruptcy case.
Category: Software, Cryptocurrency, FinTech
Founders: Michael Gronager (CEO), Jonathan Levin, Jan Moller
Main Investors: Benchmark, Accel
Estimated Number of Employees: 160
Raised Capital: $53 million
Main Competitors: Elliptic, Ciphertrace, IdentityMind
Activity: The largest global platform for language learning, with 28 millions users each month, delivers online instructions in more than 30 languages. It approaches language learning lesson in a ”gamification” manner and its revenue comes from paid services and advertising.
Category: E-Learning, Language Learning, Education
Founders: Luis von Ahn, Severin Hacker
Main Investors: CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins, Union Square Ventures
Estimated Number of Employees: 170
Raised Capital: $108 million
Main Competitors: Babbel, Rosetta Stone, Voxy
Activity: Figma is an ambitious project, a platform that wants to move design online, putting design tools in a cloud. It enables designers to create a team and work together at the design process in an online interface. Started in 2012, the company appeared along with the need for real-time collaborative design software across industries.
Category: Design Software, Innovation Management
Founders: Dylan Field, Evan Wallace
Main Investors: Greylock, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia
Estimated Number of Employees: 180
Raised Capital: $83 million
Main Competitors: Justinmind, HotGloo, Webflow
Activity: FourKites addresses the logistic industry and provides the solution for real-time load tracking and supply-chain visibility, bringing transparency and efficiency into the process. Using this platform, the carrier, the shipper and the broker can easily communicate and know the status of the transport in real time. Some of the most appreciated features are: the transport can be re-routed in real time according to weather or traffic conditions, for example, and it tracks real time load temperatures so product loss is minimized.
Category: Logistics, Supply Chain Management
Founders: Arun Chandrasekaran, Matt Elenjickal
Main Investors: August Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners
Estimated Number of Employees: 270
Raised Capital: $101 million
Main Competitors: GT Nexus, One Network Enterprises, Roambee
Activity: In 2016, Grove Collaborative launched in e-commerce niche of organic products for household and personal care. How did the company manage to have huge success with a competitor such as Amazon? By knowing very well who their buyers are, their needs and adapting the products for the era of online shopping. Their products are easy to ship due to small size. For example, their glass cleaner is so concentrated, that they made it smaller than a tube of toothpaste.
Category: E-Commerce, Sustainability
Founders: Chris Clark, Stuart Landesberg (CEO), Jordan Savage
Main Investors: Bullpen Capital, General Atlantic, Lone Pine Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, Serious Change
Estimated Number of Employees: 400
Raised Capital: $213 million
Main Competitors: Method Products, My Natural Market, Thrive Market