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Europe's unicorns, tracked.

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Like it or not, startup ecosystems are partly defined by how big their unicorn herds are; in other words, by how many companies have hit the billion-dollar valuation mark.

In Europe, the unicorn count is steadily growing. Since the beginning of 2020, at least 10 new unicorns have been ‘born’. There are plenty more fast-growing startups likely to join the list soon.

Others will leave: Europe has also seen several IPOs this year, including The Hut Group (although Covid has slowed things here) — and is likely to see many more in 2021.

To help you keep track of it all, Sifted’s team has compiled a list of Europe’s unicorns using data from European Startups and our own research — with valuation estimates from Dealroom. We’ll update the list whenever a new company hits the billion-dollar valuation.

To make the list, companies must hit the following criteria: headquartered in Europe; founded in 2000 or later; private (not listed or acquired). Please let us know if we’ve missed any!

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

AlphaSights‘s logo

AlphaSights

enterprise software /

alphasights.com

London, United Kingdom

2008

N/Am

SEED

€1bn

1000-5000

Arrival‘s logo

Arrival

transportation / vehicle production

arrival.com

London, United Kingdom

2015

€574m

GROWTH EQUITY

€14bn

500-1000

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AUTO1 Group‘s logo

AUTO1 Group

transportation / ecommercce

auto1-group.com

Berlin, Germany

2012

€1,002m

CONVERTIBLE

€12bn

1000-5000

Babylon Health‘s logo

Babylon Health

London, United Kingdom

2013

€668m

SERIES C

€2bn

1000-5000

BenevolentAI‘s logo

BenevolentAI

health / biotech

benevolent.ai

Cambridge, United Kingdom

2013

€277m

LATE VC

€1bn

100-500

BitFury Group‘s logo

BitFury Group

fintech / cryptocurrency

bitfury.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

€182m

SERIES C

€1bn

100-500

Bitpanda‘s logo

Bitpanda

marketplace & ecommerce / cryptocurrency

bitpanda.com

Vienna, Austria

2014

€202m

SERIES B

€1.1bn

100-500

BlaBlaCar‘s logo

BlaBlaCar

travel / mobility

blablacar.com

Paris, France

2006

€405m

GROWTH EQUITY

€2bn

500-1000

Bolt‘s logo

Bolt

transportation / mobility

bolt.eu

Tallinn, Estonia

2013

€485m

SERIES E

€3.5bn

1000-5000

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Brew Dog‘s logo

Brew Dog

food / manufacturing

brewdog.com

Glasgow, United Kingdom

2007

€147m

LATE VC

€1bn

500-1000

Cabify‘s logo

Cabify

transportation / mobility

cabify.com

Madrid, Spain

2011

€369m

SERIES E

€1bn

1000-5000

Cazoo‘s logo

Cazoo

transportation / ecommerce

cazoo.co.uk

London, United Kingdom

2018

€527m

GROWTH EQUITY

€2bn

100-500

Celonis‘s logo

Celonis

enterprise software /

celonis.com

Munich, Germany

2011

€334m

SERIES C

€2bn

1000-5000

Checkout.com‘s logo

Checkout.com

fintech / payments

checkout.com

London, United Kingdom

2012

€755m

SERIES B

€14bn

500-1000

CMR Surgical‘s logo

CMR Surgical

robotics / medical devices

cmrsurgical.com

Impington, United Kingdom

2014

€351m

SERIES C

€1bn

100-500

Collibra‘s logo

Collibra

enterprise software /

collibra.com

Brussel, Belgium

2008

€320m

SERIES F

€2bn

500-1000

ContentSquare‘s logo

ContentSquare

marketing / enterprise software

contentsquare.com

Paris, France

2012

€302m

SERIES D

€1bn

500-1000

Darktrace‘s logo

Darktrace

security / cybersecurity

darktrace.com/en

Cambridge, United Kingdom

2013

€210m

SERIES E

€1.5bn

1000-5000

Deliveroo‘s logo

Deliveroo

food logistics & delivery /

deliveroo.co.uk

London, United Kingdom

2012

€1,500m

SERIES G

€2bn

5000+

2011

€171m

SERIES E

€1bn

100-500

Doctolib‘s logo

Doctolib

health /

doctolib.fr

Paris, France

2013

€237m

LATE VC

€1bn

1000-5000

eToro‘s logo

eToro

fintech / cryptocurrency

etoro.com

Germasogeia, Cyprus

2007

€237m

SERIES E

€1bn

1000-5000

FlixMobility‘s logo

FlixMobility

transportation / mobility

global.flixbus.com

Munich, Germany

2011

€510m

LATE VC

€2bn

1000-5000

GetYourGuide‘s logo

GetYourGuide

Berlin, Germany

2009

€728m

CONVERTIBLE

€1bn

500-1000

GitLab‘s logo

GitLab

enterprise software /

about.gitlab.com

Utrecht, Netherlands

2011

€394m

SERIES E

€6bn

1000-5000

Glovo‘s logo

Glovo

food logistics & delivery /

glovoapp.com

Barcelona, Spain

2015

€452m

SERIES E

€1bn

1000-5000

Gousto‘s logo

Gousto

food / food logistics & delivery

gousto.co.uk

London, United Kingdom

2012

€189m

SERIES F

€1bn

100-500

Graphcore‘s logo

Graphcore

robotics / semiconductors

graphcore.ai

Bristol, United Kingdom

2016

€620m

SERIES D

€3bn

100-500

Gymshark‘s logo

Gymshark

fashion / fitness

gymshark.com

Solihull, United Kingdom

2012

€240m

GROWTH EQUITY

€1bn

500-1000

Hopin‘s logo

Hopin

events /

hopin.com

London, United Kingdom

2019

€520m

SERIES B

€5bn

100-500

Improbable‘s logo

Improbable

gaming / enterprise software

improbable.io

London, United Kingdom

2012

€547m

GROWTH EQUITY

€2bn

500-1000

Infobip‘s logo

Infobip

marketing / enterprise software

infobip.com

London, United Kingdom

2006

€182m

SERIES A

€1bn

1000-5000

Kahoot!‘s logo

Kahoot!

gaming / education

kahoot.com

Oslo, Norway

2013

€274m

PRIVATE PLACEMENT

€6bn

100-500

Karma Kitchen‘s logo

Karma Kitchen

real estate / food

karmakitchen.co

London, United Kingdom

2018

€302m

SERIES A

€14bn

10-50

Lendable‘s logo

Lendable

fintech / mortgages and lending

lendable.co.uk

London, UK

2014

SECONDARY

€1bn

50-100

Klarna‘s logo

Klarna

fintech / payments

klarna.com

Stockholm, Sweden

2005

€2,500m

GROWTH EQUITY

€28bn

1000-5000

Lilium‘s logo

Lilium

transportation / vehicle production

lilium.com

Weßling, Germany

2015

€342m

SERIES C

€1bn

500-1000

Mambu‘s logo

Mambu

baas /

mambu.com

Berlin , Germany

2011

€153m

€2bn

500 - 1000

Meero‘s logo

Meero

media / content production

meero.com/en

Paris, France

2016

€269m

SERIES C

€1bn

1000-5000

MessageBird‘s logo

MessageBird

telecom / enterprise software

messagebird.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

€236m

SERIES C

€3bn

100-500

MindMaze‘s logo

MindMaze

health / medical devices

mindmaze.com

Lausanne, Switzerland

2012

€99m

GRANT

€1bn

100-500

Mirakl‘s logo

Mirakl

marketing / enterprise software

mirakl.fr

Paris, France

2011

€357m

LATE VC

€1bn

100-500

Mollie‘s logo

Mollie

fintech / payments

mollie.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004

€121m

SERIES B

€1bn

100-500

Monzo‘s logo

Monzo

fintech / banking

monzo.com

London, United Kingdom

2015

€622m

SERIES G

€2bn

1000-5000

N26 Group‘s logo

N26 Group

fintech / banking

n26.com

Berlin, Germany

2013

€711m

SERIES D

€3bn

1000-5000

Northvolt‘s logo

Northvolt

energy / energy storage

northvolt.com

Stockholm, Sweden

2016

€1,524m

GROWTH EQUITY

€3bn

500-1000

Numbrs‘s logo

Numbrs

Zurich, Switzerland

2014

€205m

LATE VC

€1bn

50-100

OakNorth‘s logo

OakNorth

fintech / banking / mortgages & lending

oaknorth.com

London, United Kingdom

2013

€783m

LATE VC

€2bn

500-1000

Omio‘s logo

Omio

travel / booking & search

omio.com

Berlin, Germany

2012

€360m

CONVERTIBLE

€1bn

100-500

OVO Energy‘s logo

OVO Energy

energy / energy providers

ovoenergy.com

Bristol, United Kingdom

2008

€240m

GROWTH EQUITY

€1bn

1000-5000

Oxford Nanopore ‘s logo

Oxford Nanopore

biotech / health

nanoporetech.com

Oxford, United Kingdom

2015

€723m

GROWTH EQUITY

€2bn

100-500

Rapyd‘s logo

Rapyd

fintech / payments

rapyd.net

London, United Kingdom

2016

€427m

SERIES C

€2bn

100-500

Revolut‘s logo

Revolut

fintech / banking

revolut.com

London, United Kingdom

2015

€836m

SERIES D

€5bn

1000-5000

Sennder‘s logo

Sennder

logistics & delivery / transportation

sennder.com

Berlin, Germany

2015

€260m

SERIES D

€1bn

500-1000

Snyk‘s logo

Snyk

security / enterprise software

snyk.io

London, United Kingdom

2015

€411m

SERIES D

€2bn

100-500

Sportradar AG‘s logo

Sportradar AG

Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

2001

€84m

GROWTH EQUITY

€2bn

1000-5000

Starling Bank‘s logo

Starling Bank

London, United Kingdom

2014

€448m

LATE VC

£1.3bn

500-1000

SumUp‘s logo

SumUp

fintech / payments

sumup.com

London, United Kingdom

2011

€39m

DEBT

€1bn

1000-5000

Wise‘s logo

Wise

fintech / payments

transferwise.com

London, United Kingdom

2011

€360m

SECONDARY

€5bn

1000-5000

UiPath‘s logo

UiPath

robotics / enterprise software

uipath.com

Bucharest, Romania

2005

€1,800m

SERIES E

€32bn

1000-5000

Veepee‘s logo

Veepee

Saint-Denis, France

2001

N/Am

€3bn

1000-5000

Vestiaire Collective‘s logo

Vestiaire Collective

marketplace & ecommerce /

vestiairecollective.com

Paris, France

2009

€397m

LATE VC

€1bn

500-1000

Vinted‘s logo

Vinted

fashion / ecommerce

vinted.com

Vilnius, Lithuania

2008

€232m

SERIES E

€1bn

500-1000

Voodoo‘s logo

Voodoo

gaming / mobile gaming

voodoo.io

Paris, France

2013

€182m

GROWTH EQUITY

€1bn

100-500

wefox‘s logo

wefox

fintech / insurance

wefox.de/en

Berlin, Germany

2015

€241m

SERIES B

€2bn

100-500

Wolt‘s logo

Wolt

food logistics & delivery /

wolt.com/en

Helsinki, Finland

2014

€748m

SERIES D

€2bn

1000-5000

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