11 Startups That Raised The Most Money in 2019

While bigger funding rounds may not always be better, they definitely dominate the headlines. According to Crunchbase, this year over $163.5 billion has been invested in startups globally. Investors have been making big bets across a broad range of industries, including everything from real estate companies to food delivery technologies. These 11 startup companies are breaking records and have had the biggest funding rounds so far.


We looked at the companies based in the United States who raised a seed, early-stage venture, or late-stage venture funding round in 2019. This list of companies was curated with Crunchbase Pro’s funding round search

Top 11 Companies Who’ve Raised The Most Money in 2019

  1. Knock

HQ: New York, New York

Last Equity Funding: $400M Series B

Notable investors: Foundry Group, RRE Ventures

Founded in 2015, Knock is an online home selling platform that simplifies the home buying or selling process. Launched by founding team members from Trulia.com, the company uses data science to price homes accurately, technology to sell homes quickly, and a team of professionals to guide homeowners through the selling process.

Knock.com - Home Selling and Buying Online Platform Raises $400M in 2019

  1. Knotel

HQ: New York, New York

Last Equity Funding: $400M Series C

Notable investors: Wafra Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Newmark Knight Frank, The Sapir Organization

Knotel is a flexible workplace provider, providing branded headquarters for growth-stage companies, allowing startups to cut costs and have the advantage of a flexible lease. Founded in 2016, Knotel has over 200+ locations around the world.

Knotel is an Office space solution that raised $400M Series C in 2019

  1. Databricks

HQ: San Francisco, CA

Last Equity Funding: $400M Series F

Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, New Enterprise Associates

Databricks unifies data science, engineering, and business to empower decision-makers across the organization. Founded in 2013, they provide data teams the ability to process massive amounts of data in the Cloud.

Databricks raises $400M Series F

  1. Convoy


HQ: Seattle, Washington

Last Equity Funding: $400M Series D

Notable Investors: Greylock Partners, Y Combinator, CapitalG, Generation Investment Management, T. Rowe Price

Founded in 2015, Convoy is a digital freight network, connecting shippers to carriers to reduce waste and inefficiency in the trucking industry. They provide tools, services, and insights for both shippers and carriers to help businesses improve their transportation and reduce CO2 emissions.

Convoy is a digital freight network that raised $400M in a Series D in 2019

  1. Clover Health

HQ: Jersey City, New Jersey

Last Equity Funding: $500M Series E

Notable Investors: Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia Capital, First Round Capital

Clover Health is a healthcare insurance provider that features a data and analytics platform. Founded in 2013, they use real-time monitoring to prevent hospital admissions, reduce avoidable spending, and better identify and manage chronic diseases.

Clover Health is a healthcare insurance provider that raised $500 million in 2019

  1. UiPath

HQ: New York, New York

Last Equity Funding: $568M Series D
Notable Investors: Coatue Management, CapitalG, Sequoia Capital, Accel

UiPath designs and develops robotic process automation software with an easy-to-use automation design tool and automated cloud deployment. Daniel Dines and Marius Tirca founded UiPath in 2005;  it now has 34 offices across 22 countries. The company has over 4,000 customers including 60% of the Fortune Global 500 and 40 US Government agencies.

UiPath Raises a $568M Series D in 2019

  1. Aurora

HQ: Palo Alto, California

Last Equity Funding: $530M Series B + $70M Series B in 2019 ($600M total in 2019)

Notable Investors: Hyundai Motor Company, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures

Aurora is a self-driving technology company that is working to enable the future of transportation with its product, the Aurora Driver. In 2019, Aurora raised two Series B rounds, one led by Sequoia for $530 million and the other led by Hyundai Motor Company for $70 million. 

Aurora Self Driving Technology Raises $530M Series B and $70M Series B in 2019

  1. Nuro


HQ: Mountain View, California

Last Equity Funding: $940M Series B

Notable Investors: Softbank Vision Fund, Gaorong Capital, Greylock Partners

In 2016, Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu founded Nuro after previously serving as principal engineers at Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo. Nuro is a technology company working to solve transportation challenges with the power of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Nuro is a self driving delivery startup that raised $940M Series B

  1. DoorDash

HQ: San Francisco, California

Last Equity Funding: $400M Series F and $600M Series G in 2019 ($1 billion total in 2019)

Notable Investors: Dragoneer Investment Group, Temasek Holdings, Softbank Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures 

DoorDash connects customers with local and national businesses in the United States and Canada for on-demand delivery. Founded in 2013, DoorDash was originally Palo Alto Delivery and was later rebranded to DoorDash in October 2014.

DoorDash the delivery startup raises $1 billion in 2019

  1. The We Company

HQ: New York, New York 

Last Equity Funding: $1B Series H 

Notable Investors: Softbank

In September, WeWork announced that it was pulling its IPO amidst layoffs and the WeWork CEO, Adam Neumann, stepping down. In November, WeWork detailed its turnaround strategy including a 90-day “game-plan” focusing on member experience and leaning on “proven executives.”

WeWork raises $1b in 2019

  1. Flexport


HQ: San Francisco, California

Last Equity Funding: $1B Series D 

Notable Investors: Softbank Vision Fund, DST Global, Founders Fund

Flexport is a licensed customs brokerage and freight forwarder built around a modern web application. Its service includes a dashboard for businesses to easily understand, purchase, manage, and track the services required for global trade. 

Flexport Freight Forwarder Raises a $1 billion round in 2019

  • Originally published November 19, 2019, updated April 26, 2023