In The News

October 15, 2019 – San Francisco Business Times: Fast-growing S.F. search company scores $110 million in funding

October 11, 2019 – Financial Times: The WeWork surge: how multibillion-dollar investors are propelling private valuations

September 27, 2019 – CNN Business: Dog-walking startup Wag raised $300 million to unleash growth. Then things got messy

September 25, 2019 – Cheddar: Peloton Bills Itself as More Than a Fitness Company

September 16, 2019 – Axios: Venture Capital Deals: Gitlab

September 5, 2019 – Crunchbase News: WeWork May Reduce Its Valuation Ahead Of IPO By Tens Of Billions

August 26, 2019 – Axios: Venture Capital Deals: ThoughtSpot

August 9, 2019 – Inc.com: Inside the Startup Topic No Founder Wants to Confront

August 8, 2019 – Crunchbase: WeWork May Reduce Its Valuation Ahead Of IPO By Tens Of Billions

August 12, 2019 – Startup World: Proterra To Raise $75M Through The Sale Of Its Shares

August 9, 2019 – TechCrunch: Proterra, the Tesla of electric buses, closes in on $1 billion valuation

August 8, 2019 – Forbes: Electric Unicorn: Bus Maker Proterra May Hit $1 Billion Valuation With New Funding Round

July 30, 2019 – Finextra: DataRobot raises $200 million for AI software development

July 29, 2019 – Xconomy: DataRobot, Now a Unicorn, Raises Close To $200M for Machine Learning

July 26, 2019 – Observer: Elon Musk Has Built Another (Almost) Unicorn in Less Than 3 Years

June 27, 2019 – The Wall Street Journal: SpaceX Is Seeking More Capital From Investors

June 24, 2019 – NerdWallet: 14 Launched and Upcoming IPOs to Watch in 2019

June 19, 2019 – Justin Byers Turns Passion for ‘Trading’ into a Career Tracking Behemoth Private Companies at Prime Unicorn Index

June 7, 2019 – Crunchbase News: Thumbtack Intends To Raise $120 Million At A $1.3 Billion Valuation

June 6, 2019 – TechCrunch: Thumbtack is raising up to $120M on a flat valuation

May 9, 2019 – Bloomberg: Game Development Platform Unity Files to Raise $125 Million

April 24, 2019 – Retail Dive: Prime Unicorn Index: The RealReal set to hit unicorn status with latest funding

April 24, 2019 – PYMNTS: Funding Could Bring The RealReal To $1B Valuation

April 23, 2019 – Tech Crunch: Luxury consignment e-tailer The RealReal to enter the unicorn club with new funding

April 17, 2019 – cheddar: A New Way to Invest in Tech’s Largest Private Companies

April 15, 2019 – Wall Street Journal: SpaceX Is Raising $500 Million Amid Internal Questions Over Satellite Internet Business

April 11, 2019 – Axios: SpaceX is raising another $500 million

March 29, 2019 – TechCrunch: Toast, the restaurant management platform, has raised $250M at a $2.7B valuation

March 29, 2019 – Cheddar: Lending Startup Affirm is Raising $316 Million in Fresh Funding

March 15, 2019 – San Francisco Business Times: Does Lyft’s IPO ‘road show’ put it on a collision course with Uber?

March 12, 2019 – San Francisco Business Times: Cloudflare’s $150 million funding round puts its IPO plans in question

March 11, 2019 – Bloomberg: A New Honda for Almost Nothing? Car Sharing Becomes a Sales Tool

February 28, 2019 – TechCrunch: Sequoia-backed Medallia raises $70M at a $2.4B valuation

February 15, 2019 – TheStreet: Uber Faces Off Against Lyft in Closely Watched Race to Go Public

February 15, 2019 – TechCrunch: Opendoor files to raise another $200M at a $3.7B valuation, documents show

February 14, 2019 – The Wall Street Journal: New CFO at Videogame Tech Startup Unity Brings Tech Savvy

February 11, 2019 – San Francisco Business Times: Amazon to buy San Francisco smart home Wi-Fi router maker

February 8, 2019 – Cheddar: Slack, Postmates Filed to Go Public this Week, Whose Next?

January 31, 2019 – The Wall Street Journal: Scooter Startup Lime Is Raising $400 Million at $2 Billion Valuation

January 23, 2019 – Forbes: Continued Growth In Private Markets Creates Broader Investment Opportunities

January 17, 2019 – The Wall Street Journal: Databricks Seeks $2.5 Billion Valuation

January 17, 2019 – San Francisco Business Times: Exclusive: Databricks seeks to raise $255 million

January 8, 2019 – TheStreet: Uber, Lyft and Other Unicorns Could Face a Rough Road to IPO

January 7, 2019 – Cheddar: Lyft May Fare Better Than Uber on the Public Markets, Unicorn Expert Says

December 28, 2018 – Cheddar: Exclusive: Enterprise Sensor Start-Up Samsara to Raise $100 Million at $3.6 Billion Valuation

December 21, 2019 – Money Inc: What Goes Up Can Go Down When It Comes to the Valuation of Large Private Companies, or Unicorns

December 21, 2018- The Wall Street Journal: Chat Startup Discord Tops $2 Billion Valuation

December 11, 2018 – The Wall Street Journal: Construction Tech Specialist Procore Seeks $2.8 Billion Valuation

December 7, 2018 – The Wall Street Journal: Genomics Startup Human Longevity’s Valuation Falls 80%

November 8, 2018 – The Information: Private Tech Surge Fuels Unicorn Stock Indexes

November 1, 2018 – Barron’s: What’s Behind the Rise of ‘Stealth Wealth’ in the U.S.?

April 19, 2018 – The Wall Street Journal: Discord Valued At $1.65 Billion In New Funding Round

April 19, 2018 – Cheddar: Exclusive: Gaming Chat App Discord Seeks to Join Unicorn Club With New Round of Funding

April 12, 2018 – recode: SpaceX’s valuation is expected to climb to $24 billion

March 8, 2018 – Cheddar: Exclusive: Warby Parker Seeks To Raise $75 Million

March 2, 2018 – TechCrunch: UiPath raising around $120M at $1B+ valuation for its ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

Feb. 23, 2018 – Axios: Andreessen Horowitz invests in digital custody startup Anchor Labs

Feb. 6, 2018 – recode: ZipRecruiter is raising money for the first time in almost four years

Jan. 2, 2018 – Cheddar: All Eyes on 2017 IPOs

Dec. 8, 2017 – Axios: Max Levchin’s lending startup is heading for unicorn territory

Nov. 22, 2017 – Axios: Lyft is raising another $500 million

Press Releases

July 29, 2019 –  The Prime Unicorn Index Surges to 133 Companies in Latest Reconstitution of the Index

April 9, 2019 –  Prime Unicorn Index Announces Partnership with The Aeon Group, Inc., Becoming First to Offer Index Linked Investments to Accredited Investors

January 29, 2019 – The Prime Unicorn Index Announces Quarterly Reconstitution; Seven Companies Added, While Three Drop Out

October 22, 2018 – The Prime Unicorn Index Announces Quarterly Reconstitution; Year to Date Return on the Index is 25.16% A record 15 private companies joined the Index, while five left.

January 18, 2018 – The Prime Unicorn Index Announces Quarterly Reconstitution

Nov. 1, 2017 – New Prime Unicorn Index Tracks Private Companies on the Road to IPO