Country: Australia 🇦🇺
Valuation: $40 billion
The company offers a platform for graphic design. Its website and app enable both professionals and beginners to easily create banners, logos, and presentations.
Even though you don’t possess necessary design skills, Canva provides you with all the tools to facilitate the process. Thanks to an embedded set of patterns, stock pictures, and fonts, anyone can design images, infographics, or models for printing arts.
Melanie Perkins founded the startup in 2012 when she was just 19. Though Melanie regularly visited Silicon Valley and spoke to 100 investors, the project didn’t raise any funds. However, after several months of searching, Canva attracted first investors and was launched.
Today the company has 55 million users in 190 countries across the globe. Canva is used by 85% large enterprises in the U.S., particularly, American Airlines, Kimberly-Clark, McKinsey, and Salesforce. The revenue for 2020 amounted to $500 million having increased by 130%.
Country: the USA 🇺🇸
Valuation: $35 billion
The startup provides banking services through a mobile app, which includes setting up a bank or investment account.
Chime doesn’t charge a large commission which is typical for traditional financial institutions. Besides, customer service, withdrawal, and overdraft are for free. The major income the startup makes from a small fee for transactions.
Criss Britt and Ryan King established the company in 2013 presenting it as a fin-tech organization.
The pandemic has greatly driven Chime’s growth tripling the volume of transactions. It also attracted many new users from large banks. Over a year and a half, the startup raised $485 million investments and its capitalization increased by 9 times.
Country: the USA 🇺🇸
Valuation: $12 billion
The company manufactures e-cigarettes in the shape of metal bars. They are equipped with USB ports for putting tabac cartridges in and charging the device.
James Monsees and Adam Bowen founded the startup in 2015. They understood that the tobacco industry needed innovative solutions and could be transformed into a new market.
James and Adam introduced a compact delivery system of nicotine named JUUL. Despite there were analogues in the market, all of them were big and hard to use. JUUL was distinguished by its simplicity, compactness, and wide range of flavors, that compiled with customers’ preferences.
Three years after launching, the startup covered 75% of the American market. The company was swiftly growing and its annual income reached $2 billion.
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