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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 [...]

ThoughtSpot Raises $145M, Gets Closer To Unicorn Status

ThoughtSpot, a big data and analytics software company, filed an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation on April 2, 2018 confirming a $145M investment. This latest Series D round puts their post-money valuation closer to Unicorn status at $888M. Backers included General Catalyst, Khosla, Future Fund, Lightspeed, and Sapphire Ventures. Co-Founder Ajeet Singh, who previously [...]

Quarterly Report: Q2 Reconstitution Report

The Prime Unicorn Index added ten constituents and dropped three in its quarterly reconstitution, for a total of 100 index components as of Q2 2018. The additions to the Index are: Turbonomic Peloton Interactive Pollen Sweetgreens YapStone Ziprecruiter Rent the Runway Twist Bioscience Planet Labs Wag Labs The deletions from the Index are: Flatiron Health [...]