As of July 14th, 2015, there are 118 private unicorns worth $447B, according to our real-time unicorn tracker.
2015 has been a huge year for growth in the number of unicorns and their value, with unicorns outside the US weighing heavily in total valuation:
- 2015 has seen growth of $143B in combined unicorn valuations year-to-date, a 47% jump over the aggregate valuation at the end of last year. That means 2015 is not too far from equaling the $167B in combined unicorn valuation added in full-year 2014, and this year is only half over.
- That number of still private unicorns on the list has increased by 39 in 2015 YTD, a ~50% increase in the number of unicorns in just ~6.5 months.
- Some $178B of the total $447B in valuation comes from the 46 non-US companies on the unicorn list.
The current unicorn club of private companies worth $1B or more is more than 4x as large now as it was in 2012, in terms of total valuation. The biggest percentage growth in total unicorn valuation happened between 2010 and 2011, when unicorn valuations jumped by more than 7x due to Facebook’s Series E which valued the company at $80B (and subsequently fell at their IPO the next year).
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