Feb 22, 2019
The 55 minotaur companies
Here, now: The world's 55 minotaurs — our term for companies that have raised more than $1 billion — generated for Axios by PitchBook. Tap on the graphic to get the names of the companies and how much they've raised.
The big picture: In aggregate, they've raised more than $150 billion of equity capital. That's an average of $2.8 billion each.
- The two biggest minotaurs are closely affiliated with large public companies: Ant Financial is related to Alibaba, while Juul received $12.8 billion from tobacco giant Altria. Even so, Ant's $14 billion Series C included many big-name American financial investors.
- The fifth-largest minotaur, ByteDance, is the company that owns social network TikTok.
- The largest European minotaur is Auto1, a Germany-based online car dealer that Softbank bought into last year.
Editor's note: this story has been corrected because of incorrect data to show there are 55 minotaurs.