5. SpaceX $535.74M
Description: Hawthorne-based SpaceX is an aviation and aerospace company that designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. Founded by Elon Musk in 2002, SpaceX has now raised a total of $2.92B in reported equity funding and is backed by investors that include Baillie Gifford, Capricorn Venture Partners, DFJ, Founders Fund, and Google.
Industry: Aerospace, Manufacturing, Space Travel, Transportation
Founders: Elon Musk
Founding year: 2002
Total equity funding raised: $2.92B
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