Bruce Buchanan is leaning on a window. He is wearing a black t-shirt that says Rokt underneath a black blazer. Through the window you can see a red brick building in New York.

The list: Venture capital

  • Valuation: $1.9 billion
  • Founded: 2019
  • Founders: Simone Mancini and Johnny Mitrevski
  • Last funding round: $355 million, February 2022
  • Scalapay is a buy now, pay later company that allows customers to pay in three or four interest-free instalments. It is primarily focused on the Southern European market.
  • Founded: 2010
  • Founders: Alok Kulkarni, Luan Tran and Bonny Malik
  • Last funding round: $499 million, January 2022
  • Cyara’s technology assures high-quality customer experiences by simulating real customer interactions to test business systems.
  • Valuation: Not Known
  • Founded: 2002
  • Founders: Stephen Bradshaw and Vaughan McKillop
  • Last funding round: $480 million, November 2021
  • simPRO is a cloud-based field service management tool with features across quoting, job costing, scheduling, materials management and invoicing.  
  • Valuation: $2.75 billion
  • Founded: 2012
  • Founders: Bruce Buchanan and Justin Viles
  • Last funding round: $458 million, December 2021
  • Rokt is an e-commerce technology company that helps online businesses drive more value per transaction with personalised checkout experiences
  • “We built a great business and then proceeded to flesh out amazing technology to support continued growth in the business proposition.”
  • Rokt is planning on a US listing in 2023 via an IPO.
  • Valuation: $2 billion
  • Founded: 2009
  • Founders: Chris Eigeland, Vu Tran, Chris Hood and Andrew Barnes
  • Last funding round: $145 million, June 2022
  • Go1 is an enterprise learning platform that provides education and training to businesses for their employees or users.  
  • Go1’s platform features more than 100,000 courses, and is used by some of the largest enterprises globally, including TikTok and Delta Airlines.
  • Valuation: $5.5 billion
  • Founded: 2015
  • Founders: Max Li, Jack Zhang, Lucy Liu, Xijing Dai, and Ki-Lok Wong
  • Last funding round: $137.5 million, November 2021
  • Airwallex is a cross-border payments company that provides financial solutions for global companies.
  • “The business is evolving into one of the most important technology companies to have emerged from the Asia Pacific region. It has built a comprehensive product offering that meets the financial services requirements of digital first, global businesses.” – Square Peg Capital co-founder, Paul Bassat said.
  • Valuation: $3.5 billion
  • Founded: 2018
  • Founders: Robbie Ferguson, James Ferguson and Alex Connolly
  • Last funding round: $21.5 million, July 2022
  • Immutable began as as Fuel Games, which developed and published non fungible token (NFT)-based online games Gods Unchained and Guild of Guardians
  • In 2021, the company rebranded to Immutable and launched its second division, a Layer 2 solution on the Ethereum blockchain called Immutable X.
  • On that platform, which the brothers claim is carbon neutral, others could mint or trade their own NFTs or build their own NFT projects.
Employment Hero
  • Valuation: $1.25 billion
  • Founded: 2014
  • Founders: Ben Thompson and Dave Tong
  • Last funding round: $181 million, February 2022
  • Employment Hero provides human resources management software to help businesses manage employees at every stage of their workplace lifecycle.
  • Employment Hero connects and empowers over 80,000 businesses across the world and this will continue to rise with adoption rates expected to increase by 30-40% over the next five years.
  • Valuation: $36 billion
  • Founded: 2012
  • Founders: Mel Perkins, Cliff Obrecht, Cameron Adams
  • Last funding round: $278 million, September 2021
  • Canva is a free online design and publishing platform that helps users create media assets like social media posts, business cards, lesson plans, invitations and more.  
  • “Canva is a truly generational company, and one of the very best software companies in the world. Its continued growth is underpinned by a rich and long product roadmap and the team to deliver on it,” Blackbird general partner, Rick Baker, said.
  • Valuation: $1.3 billion
  • Founded: 2016
  • Founders: Alex Zaccaria, Anthony Zaccaria and Nick Humphreys
  • Last funding round: $152.3 million, March 2022
  • Linktree is a tool that allows social media users to share links on their platforms through a customisable page.
  • “Linktree allows creators to meet their audience where they consume content, and direct those fans to all their best content and products,” AirTree partner Jacki Vullinghs said.
Culture Amp
  • Valuation: $2 billion
  • Founded: 2009
  • Founders: Didier Elzinga, Doug English, Jon Williams, Rod Hamilton 
  • Last funding round: $136 million, July 2021
  • Culture Ampis one of the world’s primary players in the employee experience space with more than 6000 customers
  • Organisations use Culture Amp’s Employee Experience platform to gather organisational feedback and drive development and performance.
Till Payments
  • Valuation: Not known
  • Founded: 2012
  • Founders: Shadi Haddad and Chris Hicks
  • Last funding round: $135 million, November 2021
  • Till offers multiple means for merchants to accept payments.
  • “We create tailored payment experience solutions that provide smart and simple ways to unify all payments channels – be it online, in-store or a clever combination of both.”
  • Valuation: Not known
  • Founded: 2018
  • Founders: Aengus Tran and Dimitry Tran
  • Last funding round: $129 million, December 2021
  • is a software company that builds artificial intelligence tools for the medical industry. It partners with healthcare companies and develops the AI to solve specific healthcare challenges.
  • “There are few founder teams in the world who can between them combine clinical experience, AI medical device expertise and experience in enterprise healthcare partnerships and sales, but that’s what Aengus and Dmitry bring,” Blackbird partner Samantha Wong said.
Pet Circle
  • Valuation: >$1 billion
  • Founded: 2011
  • Founders: Michael Frizell and James Edwards
  • Last funding round: $125 million, November 2021
  • Pet Circle is an online pet goods store.
  • “We want to help pet parents to pet better. Find anything that’s stopping them doing the right thing for their pet and remove that problem.” 
  • Valuation: >$100 million
  • Founded: 2017
  • Founders: Mina Nada and Michael Johnson
  • Last funding round: $28 million, February 2022
  • Zoomo manufactures electric bikes tailored for delivery drivers, and provides its own software and servicing.
  • Zoomo says it continues to have the delivery-driver e-bike business to itself, with no one else providing the full stack of sturdier vehicles with bigger batteries, built in software and in-house servicing.