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Prime Unicorn Index: Q1 Trend Report

The Q1 Prime Unicorn Index Trend Report is an analysis of 116 components that comprised the Index in the first quarter of 2019. The Index includes both unicorns and “approaching unicorns,” which are private companies with a valuation of at least $500 million. Valuations for individual components are determined by an analysis of various documents, [...]

Mars Is Getting Closer As SpaceX Lands Another $500 Million

SpaceX authorized enough shares for a $500 million raise at a valuation of $29 billion, if all shares authorized are issued. The rocket and spacecraft company was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 and has been making history ever since. SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only [...]

Unicorns Startups: The Great Disruptors

Have unicorns startups become present day versions of IBM, GE, Bell Labs, GM and Walmart on steroids? In the days of old (pre-Amazon circa 1994), for these giants of industry, emphasis was on the bottom line and steady growth over many, many years. This strategy is in stark contrast to today’s movers and shakers where [...]

9 New York Companies Poised for an IPO

From software to exercise bikes, these 9 New York companies are poised for an IPO according to the Prime Unicorn Index. 1. Urban Compass, Inc. Description: Urban Compass develops a technology-driven real estate platform that enables agents and clients to streamline and transform the process of finding a home. Total Funding: $1,128.24 M Post-Money Valuation: [...]

ezCater Just Ordered $150M Investment at $1B+ Valuation

ezCater authorized enough shares for a $150 million raise at a valuation of $1.294 billion, if all shares authorized are issued. The catering ordering service is previously backed by Insight Venture Partners, ICONIQ Capital, Wellington Management Company, and Launchpad Venture Group to name a few. The most recent round, Series D-1, follows the $100 million [...]

The RealReal is About to Be Our Next Unicorn

The RealReal authorized enough shares for a $70 million raise at a valuation of $1.06 billion, if all shares authorized are issued. The luxury consignment e-commerce company is previously backed by Great Hill Partners, Sandbridge Capital, PWP Growth Equity, Industry Ventures, Greycroft Partners, and Canaan Partners to name a few. The most recent round, Series [...]

Toast Files For $250M Investment

Toast authorized enough shares for a $250 million raise at a valuation of $2.6 billion, if all shares authorized are issued. The all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform is previously backed by Tiger Global Management LLC, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and Bessemer Venture Partners to name a few. The most recent round, Series E, [...]