The list of the most highly rated is headed by Ubera passenger transport technology company, with a valuation of almost €61 billion, which has received a total of $8.71B since it was founded in 2009.Uber has also recently realised 2 acquisitions: Otto and
According to an article written by Enrique Dans, what makes Uber valued for what it is valued for is its ability to scale. "The secret lies in understanding that Uber is not a transport company, but a technology company. Transport companies can act thinking locally... Technology companies, on the other hand, are intrinsically global, because their product developments need global markets in order to be put to value, in order to impact the totality of their economies of development, and for this they need to be constantly innovating. Uber's valuation is not what it is because its investors have gone crazy, are idiots or are a bunch of speculators: it is what it is because some have understood the importance of change of scale when it comes to competing. The value that Uber achieves is not a function of what it will be able to do on its own, but after gobbling up the parcels of activity that were previously carried out by many others in infinitely less competitive ways".
The Chinese Xiaomi, The mobile phone manufacturer is in second place with €40.2 billion.
In third position is also a Chinese company, operating in the same market as Uber, Didi Chuxing with a value of 31,150M. It seems to be a market where expectations are high.
This is followed by companies such as property rental platform Airbnb (€26.8 billion) and software company Palantir (€17.9 billion).
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