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Udemy Secures $100M Series F Round

Udemy secured $100 million at a valuation of $3.32 billion if all Series F shares authorized are issued. The educational online platform is previously backed by Benesse Holdings, Insight Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Stripes Group to name a few. The...

Duolingo Secures $35M Series H Round

Duolingo secured $35 million at a valuation of $2.21 billion if all Series H shares authorized are issued. The online language lesson platform is previously backed by CapitalG, KPCB, Union Square Ventures, NEA and Drive Capital to name a few. The most recent round,...

Feature Company: Gusto

Payroll and benefits all in one... Gusto (ZenPayroll) is an online payroll, HR, compliance and benefits platform that joined the Prime Unicorn Index in the quarterly reconstitution. The most recent $188 million Series D round included new investors Fidelity Management...

Q4 2020 Reconstitution Report: 13 added; 4 dropped

About the report The Prime Unicorn Index added 13 constituents and dropped 4 in its quarterly reconstitution, for a total of 90 index components for Q4 2020. Currently, the median market cap is $2.11 billion and the Index’s total market value is $400 billion....

Feature Company: Hims

A modern approach to healthcare... Hims is a personal wellness company for men, treating everything from mental health to hair loss. The most recent $52 million Series D round follows $102.79 million raised for Series C. The terms surrounding the Series D include pari...

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September 18, 2020 – PYMNTS.com: Mobile Banking Firm Chime Gets $14.5B Valuation With New Funding

January 7, 2020 – PYMNTS.com: US Backers Rain Money On Savvy Startups

December 27, 2019 – Reuters:  Temasek-backed fitness app ClassPass eyes $1 billion valuation in new funding round

November 21, 2019 – San Francisco Business Times: S.F. commercial real estate software firm scores big raise, looks to double staff

October 25, 2019 – Reuters: Auto marketplace ACV Auctions seeks to raise $150 million at $1 billion valuation

 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

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