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80 alumni-founded unicorns . . . and counting

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80 alumni-founded unicorns . . . and counting

McKinsey alumni-founded unicorns 2023

The extraordinary entrepreneurial skills of McKinsey alumni are well known – and nowhere is this more evident than in the list of unicorns they have founded. Alums have innovated across diverse industries around the globe, yielding remarkable results: an impressive tally of 80 active and exited unicorn companies, which have amassed a staggering combined valuation of over $335 billion. Meet the visionaries behind these billion-dollar-plus companies below in our updated list of active and exited unicorns for 2023, categorized by geography.

Did we miss any? Let us know for our next list.

Did you know . . .


countries are represented

Alumni-founded unicorns span six continents; two became the first in their countries to reach $1 billion.


have gone public

17 unicorns have exited through IPOs and SPACs, accounting for $100 billion in combined market cap.


were founded by multiple alums

80 unicorns were created by 91 alums, including a husband and wife and a sibling duo. And one collaboration resulted in multiple unicorns!

Renato and I are very proud of being able to implement all the things we learned in our consulting days at McKinsey to our business, from culture building and team development to retail growth, digital transformation, and procurement.

Guilherme Nosralla, co-founder of Merama

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