Michael Dempsey | CBInsights
Using CB Insights data we looked at all still-private unicorns since 2009 and charted them based on when they first joined the unicorn club.
There are 185 private unicorn companies valued at $1B+ as of 01/31/17, all tracked on CB Insights global real-time unicorn tracker.
Venture capital investors have noted in recent years that billion-dollar companies are being created at a rapid pace, with 2014 through 2015 seeing a notable uptick in unicorn births.
With this in mind, we decided to visualize the increasingly crowded unicorn club.
This is the third edition of this infographic. It was first published in October 2015. We will continue to update it as this cohort of companies gains new entrants.