Unicorns.

The most overused word in startup and tech circles these days, unicorns are private companies valued at $1 billion and above by investors, primarily venture capitalists and growth equity investors.

CBInsights, the business information service that tracks private companies and investors, has been keeping a live list of these unicorns from around the world, and as of last count, about 142 of them exist.

Out of these, we decided to sort through the ones that are travel companies or have major business in the travel industry, and we counted 15 of them on this list. As you can see, most of them are focused on disruption taxi/private transportation sector.

Uber is the most valuable private company, not just in travel but amongst all private companies anywhere in the world. Airbnb is the second most valuable company on this list. Deem is the only business travel company on the list, focused on expense management. Eventbrite is the only meetings/event tech company on this list. Decolar is the only traditional online travel company/OTA on this list, focused on the South American market.

Geography wise, U.S. headquartered companies top the list with six, though almost all of those are global businesses. China is second with four companies on this list, all of them focused locally.

As for the investors, Accel Partners seems to have the biggest stakes in these travel unicorns, with Sequoia, GGV and Tiger Global being other prolific investors.

The full list, in the table below.

RankCompanyValuation ($B)Date JoinedCountryIndustrySelect Investors
1Uber$518/23/2013United StatesCar HailingLowercase Capital, Benchmark Capital, Google Ventures
2Airbnb$25.507/26/2011United StatesHouse RentalsGeneral Catalyst Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, ENIAC Ventures
3Didi Kuaidi$1512/31/2014ChinaCar HailingMatrix Partners, Tiger Global Management, Softbank Corp.,
4SpaceX$1212/1/2012United StatesSpace TravelFounders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Rothenberg Ventures
5Dianping$4.054/11/2011ChinaRestaurant reviews & reservationsQiMing Venture Partners, Lightspeed China Partners, Sequoia Capital
6Lyft$2.503/12/2015United StatesCar HailingFounders Fund, Mayfield Fund, Floodgate
7Olacabs$2.4010/27/2014IndiaCar HailingAccel Partners, Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital
8BlaBlaCar$1.609/16/2015FranceCar HailingAccel Partners, Index Ventures, Insight Venture Partners
9GrabTaxi$1.5012/4/2014SingaporeCar HailingGGV Capital, Vertex Venture Holdings, Softbank Corp.
10Deem$1.3511/15/2011United StatesExpense ManagementEmpire Ventures, Foundational Capital, Oak Investment Partner
11Ucar Group$1.257/2/2015ChinaCar HailingLegend Capital, Warburg Pincus
12Eventbrite$13/13/2014United StatesEvents RegistrationSequoia Capital, SoftTech VC, Tiger Global Management
13Zomato Media$14/10/2015IndiaRestaurant reviews & deliverySequoia Capital, VY Capital
14Tujia$16/17/2015ChinaHouse RentalsGGV Capital, QiMing Venture Partnersl
15Decolar$13/10/2015BrazilOnline BookingSequoia Capital, TPG capital, Accel Partners

All data from CBInsights.

Photo Credit: An Uber taxi driver drives his car through a street in New Delhi, India. Saurabh Das / Associated Press