Financial Times - Lexiconhttp://lexicon.ft.comTerm of the Day from the Financial Times Lexiconen(PICS-1.1 "http://www.classify.org/safesurf/" L gen true for "http://www.ft.com/" r (SS~~000 1))&copy The Financial Times Ltd 2015 'FT' and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd. See http://www.ft.com/servicestools/help/terms#legal1 for the terms and conditions of reuse.client.support@ft.comTue, 16 Jun 2009 01:42:55 +0100Fri, 29 May 2015 20:14:38 GMTNewspapers15http://lexicon.ft.comhttp://lexicon.ft.comFinancial Timeshttp://im.media.ft.com/m/img/rss/RSS_Default_Image.gifhttp://lexicon.ft.comunicornhttp://lexicon.ft.com/Term?term=unicorn<p>So-called unicorns are private companies valued at more than $1bn.</p> <p> </p> <h2>unicorn in the news</h2> <p>In 2015, the FT reported that tech companies are raising private money through financing rounds rather than IPOs. For exampe, companies Uber, Snapchat and Pinterest all revealed large new rounds of private funding.</p> <p>Seven weeks into 2015, late-stage tech companies had already raised $16bn, according to PrivCo, a research group. Crunchbase, another data group, estimates that the overall funding provided by venture capital to tech companies reached $66.5bn in 2014.</p> <p>This has helped to <a title="The legend of the Silicon Valley unicorns - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/899af522-bcdf-11e4-a917-00144feab7de.html">create unicorns</a>. </p>Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:14:33 +0100<p>So-called unicorns are private companies valued at more than $1bn.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>unicorn in the news</h2> <p>In 2015, the FT reported that tech companies are raising private money through financing rounds rather than IPOs. For exampe, companies Uber, Snapchat and Pinterest all revealed large new rounds of private funding.</p> <p>Seven weeks into 2015, late-stage tech companies had already raised $16bn, according to PrivCo, a research group. Crunchbase, another data group, estimates that the overall funding provided by venture capital to tech companies reached $66.5bn in 2014.</p> <p>This has helped to <a title="The legend of the Silicon Valley unicorns - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/899af522-bcdf-11e4-a917-00144feab7de.html">create unicorns</a>. [ref url=""]Gillian Tett[/ref]</p>