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Our market map showcases the thirteen most populated markets comprised of private companies valued at $1B+.
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Subscription styling startup Stitch Fix just completed a highly anticipated IPO. Will the company's data-driven model resonate with investors or will public markets fear just another subscription box?
Newly-public rival HelloFresh faces many of the same obstacles as Blue Apron, but has recently seen positive sales growth in the US.
In recent years, the United States has seen its share of the world's new unicorn companies drop dramatically, from 75% in 2013 to just 43% in 2016.
China is home to 7 of the top 10 most highly valued unicorn companies located outside the US.
The first six months of 2017 saw the emergence of a dozen new VC-backed US unicorns, including rocket launch vehicles, health insurance companies, and at-home cycling services.
WeWork just became the 6th most valuable startup in the world. Though its $20B valuation looks sky-high, it could be justifiable if the unicorn's projected revenue targets and ambitious expansion plans come to fruition this year.
Collectively, US unicorns are worth approximately $360B. Combined, these companies have raised just over $73B.