Startup Nation: The Most Valuable VC-Backed Company In Each US State [Interactive Graphic]

Nine of the 10 most valuable VC-backed companies in the US are in California-and the other is in New York. This lack of geographic diversity isn’t surprising, but it does mean the other 40-plus states and regions don’t get a lot of attention from the tech community.


To highlight startups in the rest of the country, we’ve put together a clickable map using data from the PitchBook Platform. The map features the most valuable VC-backed company in each state, as well as Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

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Hover over any state on the map to see the current valuation and headquarters of its most valuable startup. Subscribers can pull up the corresponding PitchBook company profile by clicking on the state.

Correction: An earlier version of this map mixed up Colorado and Wyoming. 

Some of the valuations above are estimated.

*OrthoPediatrics of Indiana is in the process of going public on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol KIDS.

**Alaska does not have any startups with valuation data available. For that state, we’ve featured the company with the most equity funding.

Related: The 20 US cities that attract the most Bay Area investment and a profile of a firm that focuses on backing companies in nontraditional locations.

Plus, check out more of our content on VC valuations.

Article by Dana Olsen, PitchBook