Three Facts That Stunned Us While We Researched Our List Of The World's Most Valuable Startups

Jack Ma


We spent a good month doing research and reporting to put together the Digital 100, our list of the world’s most valuable digital private companies.In doing so, I was stunned to learn a few things that I hadn’t read anywhere elseā€¦

  • At the price it paid Yahoo to buy its own stock, Alibaba is the world’s most valuable digital private company, worth about $40 billion.
  • This summer, if you wanted to buy Palantir stock, you had to do it at a $5 billion valuation.
  • It hasn’t gotten into an formal talks, but Pinterest rejected overtures toward a $2 billion+ acquisition from one of tech’s major players.

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

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