Unicorn companies are those that are valued at $1B or more (and some add the caveat that they must have reached that valuation within 5 years and have been founded after 2007 to be counted in the current crop.)
With that said, there’s an excellent list of the current unicorns that is maintained here:
Of those, and always with private companies it is always difficult to guess at things, but the way I often value a company is by looking not just at their public performance, but also what is going on under the hood (as much as we can see, anyway).
For example, my own former alma-mater, Evernote, has years and years of IP. Loads. Tons. An elephant is not a big enough animal to convey the magnitude of the size of the value of this company. Maybe they should change their logo to a blue whale (oh wait, Twitter already grabbed that one. My bad.)
While Evernote has never had a crazy valuation, I’d also say its never been unrealistic.
My (completely unbiased) take on Evernote? Real.
Along those lines, look at the IP of the companies on the list. I’m not familiar enough with most of them to give a detailed analysis, but I can say that, while most of their valuations are crazy high, and some may have taken a price correction earlier this year, most of these are extremely valuable companies that are sitting on some valuable IP.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Which-startup-unicorns-are-actually-real
Originally Posted On: 2016-03-02