Tencent technology news April 11th, according to foreign reports, in the first quarter of 2016, there are 35 Unicorn start-up financing for the 36 time, a total of $12 billion 600 million financing. In the first quarter of 2015, the total amount of financing is probably this figure, but the number of financing up to 58 times. That is to say, this year’s financing activities are characterized by large investment.
observation of valuation changes of start-ups, it is not difficult to find that there are 11 startups the valuation of a staggering growth; there are 4 companies valuation unchanged, there are 4 companies valuation fell. Overall, the valuation of these Unicorn startups grew by $26 billion. This is a very healthy development for the start-up of the Unicorn club.
11 new Unicorn
Unicorn club has been welcoming new members, but the pace is getting slower and slower. In the first quarter of 2015, there were 23 new Unicorn startups, and in the second quarter, the figure was $25. However, by the second half of 2015, the pace of the unicorn began to slow: in the third quarter of 2015, there were only about 15 new Unicorn start-ups; in the fourth quarter alone, only. In the first quarter of 2016, this slowdown is continuing, and only 11 startups have acquired Unicorn qualifications.
let’s take a look at some of these newly promoted Unicorn startups:
1 Dada: mobile applications, focusing on providing the last mile (distribution) logistics services.
2 Skyscanner: the world’s leading travel search site, providing real-time online price comparison for millions of flights, hotels and car rental services.
3 Shopclues: India’s first largest online shopping supermarket, the site more than 100 million visitors per month.
4 Anaplan: a business platform that provides sales, business and financial business planning and execution.
5 Forescout Technologies: network security company, allows customers to organize continuous monitoring and reduce security vulnerabilities and cyber attacks.
6 Mindmaze: from the Swiss Confederation Institute of science and technology spin off of the company, in less than three years to become one of the top Swiss health care companies, one of the top ten.
7 Africa Internet Group: Africa’s largest e-commerce company Jumia group, is also the first Unicorn start-up companies in africa.
8 Souq.com: the world’s largest e-commerce platform in Dubai, Arabia.