Europe’s startup unicorns

Europe's unicorns, tracked.

Unicorns aren’t the rare beast they once were in European tech — despite the long odds that companies shooting for that milestone still face.

Europe is now home to over 120 unicorns, according to Sifted’s definition, 68 of which graduated in 2021 alone — more than triple the 18 new entries of 2020 and four times as many as all unicorns minted on the continent before 2014. That means Europe made more than five unicorns a month 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.

Sifted defines a unicorn as a privately held, VC-backed company valued at $1bn. To be considered unicorns, startups must have: reached a $1bn valuation on any round previous to IPO or acquisition, been founded after 2005 and be both founded and headquartered in Europe. Companies valued at $1bn at IPO but never at any prior financing stage are not considered unicorns as they are no longer privately held at that valuation. Please let us know if we’ve missed any at [email protected]

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

Sorare's logo

Sorare

A global fantasy football game where managers can trade official digital collectibles

gaming / esports

sorare.com

Saint-Mandé, France

2018

670.55m

SERIES B

3.91

10-50

Vinted's logo

Vinted

The largest online international C2C marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion

fashion / apparel

vinted.com

Vilnius, Lithuania

2008

482.18m

SERIES F

3.75

1000-5000

Bitpanda's logo

Bitpanda

Austrian start-up company that specializes in selling and buying Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies

fintech / crypto and defi, wealth management

bitpanda.com

Vienna, Austria

2014

450.91m

SERIES C

3.73

500-1000

Picnic's logo

Picnic

Online supermarket, that delivers groceries for the lowest price to people’s home, without delivery costs

food / food logistics & delivery

picnic.app

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

900m

SERIES D

3.60

1000-5000

MessageBird's logo

MessageBird

Connects enterprises to global customers through SMS, Voice and Chat APIs

telecom, enterprise software /

messagebird.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

1000.11m

SERIES C

3.45

200-500

Mirakl's logo

Mirakl

The world's most trusted brands choose Mirakl to launch and grow their enterprise #marketplaces

marketing, enterprise software / ecommerce solutions, crm & sales

mirakl.fr

Paris, France

2012

861.82m

SERIES E

3.18

500-1000

MoonPay's logo

MoonPay

Financial technology company that builds payments infrastructure for crypto

fintech / crypto and defi, payments

moonpay.com

Is-Swieqi, Malta

2018

504.55m

SERIES A

3.09

50-200

Back Market's logo

Back Market

Online marketplace dedicated to refurbished products

home living /

backmarket.fr

Paris, France

2014

462.55m

SERIES D

2.91

500-1000

Gorillas's logo

Gorillas

Groceries delivery app

food / food logistics & delivery

gorillas.io

Berlin, Germany

2020

1213.82m

SERIES C

2.82

1000-5000

CMR Surgical's logo

CMR Surgical

Robotic system for minimal access surgery

health, robotics / medical devices

cmrsurgical.com

Impington, United Kingdom

2014

896.36m

SERIES D

2.73

500-1000

Contentful's logo

Contentful

The leading content platform for digital-first business

media, enterprise software / content production

contentful.com

Berlin, Germany

2013

302.03m

SERIES F

2.73

500-1000

FlixMobility (FlixBus)'s logo

FlixMobility (FlixBus)

Smart and green mobility for everyone to experience the world

transportation / mobility

global.flixbus.com

Munich, Germany

2011

805.45m

SERIES G

2.73

1000-5000

Infobip's logo

Infobip

Full-stack Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), with private cloud infrastructure and zero-hop connectivity to telecoms globally

telecom, enterprise software /

infobip.com

London, United Kingdom

2006

636.36m

LATE VC

2.73

1000-5000

wefox's logo

wefox

Service platform for insurance brokers insurers and end-customers

fintech / insurance

https:/www.wefox.com

Berlin, Germany

2015

836.82m

SERIES C

2.73

500-1000

Flink's logo

Flink

High quality and organic groceries, delivered to your door in 10 minutes

food / food logistics & delivery

goflink.com

Berlin, Germany

2020

957.27m

SERIES B

2.59

200-500

Graphcore's logo

Graphcore

Created a new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for artificial intelligence

semiconductors /

graphcore.ai

Bristol, United Kingdom

2016

620m

2.52

500-1000

ManoMano's logo

ManoMano

Gardening and DIY community

home living /

manomano.fr

Paris, France

2013

633.18m

SERIES F

2.36

500-1000

OakNorth Bank's logo

OakNorth Bank

The bank for entrepreneurs - Fast, flexible and accessible debt finance

fintech / banking, mortgages & lending

oaknorth.com

London, United Kingdom

2015

782.51m

SECONDARY

2.18

200-500

Bought by Many's logo

Bought by Many

Better pet insurance

fintech / insurance

boughtbymany.com

London, United Kingdom

2012

439.26m

SERIES D

2.14

200-500

Jobandtalent's logo

Jobandtalent

An accessible digital temp staffing marketplace

jobs recruitment /

jobandtalent.com

Madrid, Spain

2009

799.61m

SERIES E

2.14

1000-5000

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