Courtesy of Fortune Magazine, illustration by Jeremy Enecio.
The business magazine, Fortune, in a Feb. 2015 article proclaimed The Age of Unicorns
— private companies valued at more than $1 billion by investors. Unicorns are the stuff of myth, but billion-dollar tech start-ups seem to be everywhere, backed by a bull market and a new generation of disruptive technology. According to a recent New York Times article
, there are over 50 unicorns
in Silicon Valley right now.
Upcoming unicorns formed a popular discussion topic at the Confluence 2015 conference organized by Zinnov, on March 12th in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference theme was “Building the Technology Organizations of Tomorrow”.
Here is a sampling of six unicorns that have emerged as real winners using innovative strategies: (more…)