The United States is the most robust economy with the most funded startups in the world. Most of the leading businesses in the world are from the US. They range from technological to top innovative businesses. The country has a wide range of industries that contribute immensely to the economy. Huge capital is contributed to promote startups in the US.
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Top Funded Startups in the US
The following are the most funded startups in the US.
Airbnb was founded in 2008 by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk. The company provides rooms and accommodation for travelers in almost all countries around the world. It has its headquarters in San Francisco.
The company connects tourists to accommodation providers. Travelers and tourists can discover and book the best apartments while they are travelling. The company employs over 1000 employees. It has a total funding of $4.4 billion, making to the top of the most funded US startups.
Argo AI was founded in 2016 by Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander. The company deals with the production of autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence. It is working on manufacturing cars that can drive themselves to make driving safe and convenient.
The firm employs between 500 and 1000 employees and operate within the Great Lakes region. It has a total funding of $3.6 billion, making it to the top list of top funded US startups.
SpaceX was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk. The firm deals in aerospace exploration and transporting people to space. It has its headquarters in Los Angeles in the Western US. It is also involved in the manufacture of rockets.
It employs between 1000 and 5000 employees. It has a total funding of $3.2 billion, securing a position in the top list of most funded US startups.
Rivian was founded in 2009 by Robert J. Scaringe. It operates in the transportation industry. It deals in the manufacture of electric cars, car batteries and chassis. The company's goal is to promote mobility.
The company employs between 500 and 1000 employees and has a total funding of $3.1 billion.
SoFi was founded in 2011 by Daniel Macklin, Ian Brady, James Finnigan and Michael Cagney. It has its headquarters in San Francisco in the Western US. The firm deals in life insurance, financial services, FinTech and wealth management.
It employs between 1000 and 5000 employees directly and indirectly. It has a total funding of $2.5 billion, making it amongst most funded US startups.
Kabbage was founded in 2009 by Kathryn Petralia, Marc Gorlin and Rob Frohwein. It has its headquarters located in Greater Atlanta, Georgia. It deals with financial services, FinTech, iOS, finance and lending. It also deals with the aggregation for business's data.
The company employs between 500 and 1000 employees directly and indirectly. It has received a total funding of $2.5 billion.
Epic Games was founded in 1991 by Mark Rein and Tim Sweeney. It has its headquarters located in Research Triangle in Southern US. It deals in video games and developing platforms for third parties. Some of the games it has developed include the Infinity Blade series and Gears of War.
The company employs between 1000 and 5000 employees and has received funding of $1.6 billion. It is among the most funded US startups.
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Pinterest was founded in 2009 by Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp and Paul Sciarra. The company deals in advertising, social media bookmarking, social network and internet. Its users can follow one another's activities online. It has its headquarters located in San Francisco, Western US.
The company employs between 1000 and 5000 direct and indirect employees. It has received a total funding of $1.5 billion.