Prime Unicorn Index: Q2 Trend Report

The Q2 2018 Prime Unicorn Index Trend Report is an analysis of 100 components that comprised the Index in the second quarter of 2018. 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 [...]

JUUL Creates a Smoke Ring Around $14.72B Valuation

E-Cigarette  start-up, JUUL Labs, is now valued at $14.72B according to the Prime Unicorn Index. The Series E round was a major up swing from their prior rounds, going from $3.10 per share to $179.25 per share.

LimeBike Authorizes $300M at $1B Valuation

LimeBike filed an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation on July 3, 2018 authorizing the sale of up to $300M shares of Series C Preferred Stock. If all shares are sold the company will have a post-money valuation north of $1B, making it the newest Unicorn. Here's a look at the Price Per Share increase [...]

Update: Bird Rides Files For Another $150M, 2 Weeks After Authorizing $200M

Bird Rides, an electric scooter sharing service, filed another Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation on 6/15/2018 authorizing $150M of Series C-1 Preferred Stock. If all of the authorized shares are issued then the Post-Money Valuation would be north of $2B. Funding began only a year ago for the scooter company with a Seed round [...]

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: $298.24 M Post-Money Valuation: [...]

IPO Outlook: Avalara Files S-1

Tax compliance company, Avalara, plans to go public after raising almost $300M in funding since 2005. Here's how they are currently tracking against the index: Avalara started raising money back in 2005, with their last round in 2016. Their Valuation started to skyrocket after their Series B round in 2011, and almost made Unicorn Status [...]