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Press Release   |   Apr 17, 2024

VectorBuilder Included in Global Unicorn Index by Hurun Research Institute

BEIJING, April 17, 2024 - On April 9, the Hurun Research Institute released the Global Unicorn Index 2024, a ranking of the world’s startups founded in the 2000s, worth at least a billion dollars and not yet listed on a public exchange.

VectorBuilder, a global leader in gene delivery technologies, made its debut on the list with the title of “Hurun Global Unicorn”. The list also includes companies such as ByteDance, SpaceX, and OpenAI.

The Hurun Research Institute has been tracking unicorn companies since 2017, and this is the sixth time it has announced the Global Unicorn Index. The list shows that as of January 1, 2024, there are a total of 1,453 unicorn companies in 291 cities and 53 countries worldwide, with a total value of USD 4.6 trillion.

Rupert Hoogewerf, Chairman, and Chief Research Officer of the Hurun Report, stated that over the past year, a new unicorn company was born every two days globally, with the total number growing to three times that of five years ago. He expressed that the Global Unicorn Index 2024 is designed to provide insight into the economy of tomorrow by listing the world’s most successful startups.

VectorBuilder is a one-stop shop for the design, development, and optimization of gene delivery solutions from basic research to clinical applications, offering research vector construction, gene delivery CRO, and gene vector CDMO services. With its transformative custom vector design and ordering platform, VectorBuilder innovates a new e-commerce model for custom gene vectors.

Currently, VectorBuilder has more than 10 branches worldwide, serving over 4,500 research institutions and pharmaceutical companies in over 90 countries and regions. It boasts a client coverage rate of 90% among the top 100 universities according to QS rankings and over 90% among the top 30 pharmaceutical companies globally. Its products have been cited in over 5,000 global publications, and its CRO and CDMO projects span multiple countries and regions, including North America, Europe, Japan and Korea.

Prior to this, VectorBuilder was included in the “Crunchbase Private Unicorn Company List” in 2023. Positioned at the forefront of innovation, VectorBuilder continues to shape the future of gene delivery technologies. Recently, VectorBuilder launched VectorBee, a free DNA software empowering researchers to design, edit, and analyze vectors. Additionally, its miniVec plasmid system delivers enhanced safety, yield, quality, and cost efficiency for gene therapy drug manufacturing - a potential game-changer in the field.

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