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, [...]

Affirm Gets Some Financing of Their Own, to the Tune of $316 million

Affirm authorized enough shares for a $316 million raise at a valuation of $2.45 billion, if all shares authorized are issued. The consumer finance company providing transparent financing solutions is previously backed by The Founders Fund, Spark Capital Partners, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz to name a few. The most recent round, [...]

Rent The Runway Could Be Our Next Unicorn

Rent The Runway authorized enough shares for a $125 million raise at a valuation of $1 billion, if all shares authorized are issued. The designer rental site is previously backed by Blue Pool Capital, Bain Capital Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, TCV, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to name a few. The most recent [...]