The massive trove of information contained in Crunchbase’s startup database turned up two cities in South Carolina where you’re more likely to run across a “unicorn” in the wild lands of Investorville.
Greenville and Charleston have companies that pulled in at least $50 million from investors and are considered to have the stability and growth potential to be deemed unicorns in the high-tech sector, according to ranking criteria from Crunchbase.
While the Holy City and the Upstate aren’t competing in the same league as San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston or Austin, Texas, just making the list sends a message to those looking for a place to start a business and those looking to invest.
We pulled together the most “unicorny” non-IPO companies in the Lowcountry that have gotten at least $1 million in investor cash, according to Crunchbase’s ranking criteria.
Real estate software
Used vehicle value report
Electric heating products
Live video streaming
Wearable panic button
Financial analysis, advice
Home energy management
Biotechnology for cancer
*Following a 2016 acquisition, PeopleMatter now operates as Snagajob.
**Innocutis was aquired by Cipher Pharmaceuticals in 2015.
***BeliefNetworks was acquired by Benefitfocus in 2010.
****ImmunoLogix was acquired by Intrexon in 2011.