Top Private Tech Companies

Virgin Hyperloop

Developer of a new mode of transportation technology designed to deliver fast, direct, autonomous, sustainable transportation at scale. The company's first-generation vehicle of the Hyperloop One system makes trains go as fast as 760 miles per hour and utilizes a vacuum tube designed for transportation of people and cargo, enabling demand and direct movement of freight and people from origin to destination.


Founded in 2012 and based in Menlo Park, California Robinhood is a developer of a mobile stock trading application designed to democratize access to the financial markets.

Robinhood’s free stock trading application offers real-time market data and allows investors to give up a full-service trading platform in exchange for the ability to buy a wide selection of stocks and ETFs without paying commissions or fees, enabling them to invest what they can afford and skip the fees. Recently, the company rolled out zero-fee trading of Bitcoin and Ethereum to investors in certain states.

Funding to date $542M


Founded in 2006 and is based in Mountain View, California, 23andMe, Inc. offers information and tools for individuals to learn about and explore their DNA. It enables individuals to discover ancestral origins and trace the lineage with a personalized analysis of DNA.

The company uses Illumina HumanOmniExpress-24 format chip that comprises a custom panel of probes for detecting genetic variations. Its Personal Genome Service enables individuals to gain deeper insights into their ancestry and inherited traits. The company also sells personalized genetics kits online.

Funding to date: $791.61 million

Course Hero

Operates an online learning platform offering study documents for students and educators at schools. Course Hero offers a suite of study resources to supplement college courses and help students learn.


Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, operates a mobile technology platform operates a mobile application that enables users to find and book cabs, private cars, and motorbikes. The company offers services like GrabTaxi, GrabCar, GrabHitch, GrabShare, GrabCoach, GrabShuttle, GrabShuttle Plus, GrabFamily, JustGrab, GrabNow, and GrabRental. Total funding amount to date is $3,940M

Palantir Technologies

A private American software company that specializes in big data analytics. Founded by Peter Thiel, Nathan Gettings, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Alex Karp. Developer of data fusion platforms designed to integrate, visualize, secure and analyze information.

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