10 startups that became worth billions in less than 3 years

In the startup world, the odds of a company achieving a valuation of $1 billion or more is considered so slim, it’s named after a mythical beast — the unicorn. In the entire US, there are just 135 private companies that are valued at over a billion dollars or more. Of those, only ten became so-called unicorns in less than three years, setting the speed record for all the rest. Business Insider UK has published a list, based on data from Pitchbook, which rounds up all of the companies in the US that hit the $1 billion valuation mark in record time.

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