A unicorn refers to the mythical beast resembling a white horse with a spiraling horn and a lion’s tail.

It’s thought to be so elusive that t
he term unicorn has been adopted in financial circles to describe a rare privately-held startup company that’s valued at one billion dollars or more.
he term unicorn has been adopted in financial circles to describe a rare privately-held startup company that’s valued at one billion dollars or more.

Most unicorns are in the tech industry — software, biotech, and the like.

Not surprisingly, unicorn startups are pursued by venture capitalists eager to ride their tremendous growth potential.

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