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2019 was a record-breaking year for the number of new “unicorns” – startups valued at one billion dollars or more. The dynamo driving Bay Area’s incredibly expanding economy is its unique ecosystem of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. While technology and biosciences lead, the growth spills over by the buckets into hospitality, restaurant, professional services, real estate and other industries. Take a look at this Built in SF list of San Francisco-based unicorns making waves in various industries:

  • Calm – $1 billion
  • Chime – $1.3 billion
  • DoorDash – $12.6 billion
  • Grove Collaborative – $1 billion
  • hims and hers – $1.1 billion
  • Instacart – $7.6 billion
  • KeepTruckin – $1.3 billion
  • Wish – $11.2 billion
  • Turo – $1 billion
  • Carta – $1.7 billion
  • Checkr – $2.2 billion
  • Scale – $1 billion

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