List of top-15 most valuable startups in China – and they all start at $1B

Now that I talked about Xiaomi in two straight articles, I might as well give a list of the most valuable startups in China right now. The data come from the awesome TechInAsia, who published this article a couple of days ago. And here's the list:

First, all 15 startups are easily valued at over $1B. Second, note the weird English names translated apparently directly from the pronounciations of their Chinese names – yes, Chinese market is that big that they don't even bother coming up with a sensible English name. In fact, both Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) are direct translations of their Chinese names. There's no reason why the trend shouldn't continue if any of these eventually does an IPO on Nasdaq or NYSE.

Here's the link to the original TechInAsia article: Beyond a billion: here are China’s 15 most valuable startups

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