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Mobile News - Week of March 22, 2021

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The latest news and information about startups and innovations from the mobile world.

$1.2 billion in funding went to two fintech infrastructure companies (Stripe and Plaid) this week.
Stripe is now valued at $95 billion and became the second most highly valued private startup in the world. According to CBInsights, there are now more than 600 unicorns around the world. 30 decacorns (companies valued at over $10 billion) and 1 hectocorn (companies valued at over $100 billion).
Here are the top 25 most valuable startups in the world:
  • 🇨🇳 Bytedance - $140B
  • 🇺🇸 Stripe - $95B
  • 🇺🇸 SpaceX - $74B 
  • 🇨🇳 Didi Chuxing - $62B
  • 🇺🇸 Instacart - $39B
  • 🇺🇸 UiPath - $35B
  • 🇬🇧 Global Switch - $31B
  • 🇺🇸 Databricks - $28B
  • 🇺🇸 Rivian - $27.6B
  • 🇧🇷 Nubank - $25B
  • 🇺🇸 Epic Games - $17.3B
  • 🇮🇳 One97 Communications - $16B
  • 🇨🇳 Yuanfudao - $15.5B
  • 🇨🇳 DJI Innovations - $15B
  • 🇨🇳 SHEIN - $15B
  • 🇬🇧 Checkout.com - $15B
  • 🇺🇸 Chime - $14.5B
  • 🇸🇬 Grab - $14.3B 
  • 🇨🇳 SenseTime - $12B
  • 🇮🇳 BYJU’s - $12B
  • 🇺🇸 JUUL Labs - $12B
  • 🇨🇳 Manbang Group - $12B
  • 🇨🇳 Bitmain Technologies - $12B
  • 🇺🇸 Samumed - $12B
  • 🇺🇸 Robinhood - $11.7B
P.S. Check out my partner Alfred Chuang’s latest interview on the Full Ratchet. He talked about the next generation of technology & venture capital from his perspective as an Unicorn founder turned GP. Click here and listen.
Here are the top mobile news this week >
  • Google - search without click
  • Google - Android’s tamper-resistant key storage - Strongbox
  • Analysis - Stop SMS Hijacks
  • PUBG - $5.1 billion in lifetime sales
  • NFT - Why they worth millions?
  • Spotify - How much money they give to artists

In 2020, Two Thirds of Google Searches Ended Without a Click
Google launches ‘Android Ready SE Alliance’ to drive adoption of digital keys, mobile IDs
T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T Stop SMS Hijacks After Motherboard Investigation
PUBG Mobile has grossed more than $5 billion
NFTs, explained: what they are, and why they’re suddenly worth millions
Spotify and the Streaming Economy
Techstars Startup Digest Mobile is curated by:
Edith Yeung Edith Yeung - General Partner at Race Capital
edith.yeung@startupdigestmail.com
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