The votes—or valuations—are in. Uber, the private-car smartphone platform, is the world's most valuable start-up as of this month, according to data from The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Venture Source. (Tweet This)
After the last round of funding, the company is now worth $50 billion. Uber is followed by Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi ($46 billion), which was the most valuable start-up last year, and Airbnb ($25.5 billion).
The majority of the world's top-10-valued start-ups are U.S. based, followed by China and then India. A few of these start-ups, namely Uber and Airbnb, have recently drawn awe and controversy for disrupting existing markets.
See The Wall Street Journal's original report here.