Digital 100

THE DIGITAL 100: The World’s Most Valuable Private Tech Companies

 

Alyson Shontell | Oct.  3, 2012,  2:32 PM Welcome to the DIGITAL 100: The World’s Most  Valuable Private Tech Companies!

In the past two months, we have evaluated hundreds  of private tech companies and ranked the top 100 by value.

Our rankings are based on several metrics,  including revenue, users, market opportunities, growth rates, and the perception  of investors and tech gurus.

A lot has changed since we published last year’s  list. Since then, three of the top private tech companies—Facebook, Zynga, and  Groupon—have gone public. And all of their stocks have crashed.

So we’ve taken that into account in the valuations  on this year’s list. In many cases, we’ve disregarded valuations stamped on  recent funding rounds and instead valued companies based on their public  comparables.

(And note that we’re valuing common stock, not the  preferred stock that private investors get when they invest in the private  market. Preferred stock comes with downside protection, which makes it much more  valuable than common stock.)

1. Alibaba
2. Bloomberg
3. Twitter
4. 360Buy
5. Palantir
6. Dropbox
7. Square
8. MLB.com
9. Softlayer
10. Vente-Privee
11. VANCL
12. Airbnb
13. Pinterest
14. Datapipe
15. Spotify
16. Craigslist
17. Flipkart
18. Ozon  Group
19. Wonga
20. Hulu
21. Klarna
22. Kaspersky  Lab
23. Rovio
24. Conduit
25. Aricent  Group
26. Survey  Monkey
27. Mu  Sigma
28. ZocDoc
29. Just  Eat
30. Gilt  Groupe
31. Everyday  Health
32. Evernote
33. LivingSocial
34. Criteo
35. Zulily
36. Zoosk
37. Coupang
38. Redfin
39. Qualtrics
40. Seamless
41. Media  Ocean
42. JustDial
43. 10gen
44. AppNexus
45. GitHub
46. Tumblr
47. Box.net
48. Glam  Media
49. Stella & Dot
50. Marketo
51. Etsy
52. One  Kings Lane
53. Nasty  Gal
54. Klout
55. Automattic
56. Xiu
57. Manta
58. Eventbrite
59. Sugar,  Inc
60. Kickstarter
61. Apptio
62. Fresh  Direct
63. eHarmony
64. Veracode
65. Wix
66. Turn
67. Quantcast
68. Nest
69. Fab
70. Foursquare
71. Storm8
72. Flipboard
73. Vibrant  Media
74. Rubicon  Project
75. OpenX
76. Return  Path
77. Quora
78. Snapdeal
79. Tremor  Video
80. RightScale
81. Whaleshark/RetailMeNot
82. Break  Media
83. Tagged
84. Yext
85. Stripe
86. Rocket  Fuel
87. Mind  Candy
88. AddThis
89. SoundCloud
90. Xirrus
91. Federated  Media
92. Say  Media
93. Yodle
94. Coupons.com
95. Path
96. Shazam
97. Plenty  of Fish
98. Warby  Parker
99. Thrillist
100. Vox  Media
101. Gawker  Media
102. Media6Degrees
103. CafeMom


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