20 stories about Unicorn

TAU produces more unicorn founders than any other non-U.S. university

08.02.24|James Spiro
“I strongly believe we will prevail and eventually, we'll become much better than we actually were,” said Moshe Zviran, Professor and Chief Entrepreneurship and Innovation Officer at Tel Aviv University
מימין מנכ"ל ביוקאץ' גדי מזור ומייסד שותף בטראקס יואל בר אל

State of the unicorns 2024: Fighting for revenue

10.01.24|Meir Orbach
A promise of future income no longer ensures unicorn status. Interest rate increases and the recession in the industry sent investors looking for actual revenue and companies that will streamline and lay off
מימין ממייסדי צלזיוס אלכס משינסקי מייסדי וסטו יניב ברטלה ו אלון ליפשיץ ומייסד RapidAPI אידו ג'ינו

State of the unicorns 2024: The fall of the Zombiecorns

10.01.24|Meir Orbach
A number of unicorns crashed after the euphoria of the tech bubble of 2020-2021 and became worthless zombies. These companies were mired in criminal entanglements, and relied on misrepresentation of data and charm to cover up a lack of real business activity
Sagi Giladi Amit Bareket Perimeter 81

State of the unicorns 2024: From breakout to bargain

10.01.24|Sophie Shulman
Many unicorns are finding themselves in trouble, relying on whatever money they have left. But when the cash runs out this year and there is no possibility to continue paying the workers, we may see some go up for sale at ‘bargain’ prices
פורום היוניקורנס מתן בר מנכל ומייסד משותף Melio וידאו

Bill Holdings denies report on deal to acquire Melio

09.11.23|CTech, Reuters
Melio raised $250 million at a $4 billion valuation in September 2021
מטה חברת וויקס בתל אביב WIX

Unicorns become essential breeding ground for new startups

24.05.23|Sophie Shulman
Out of 89 Israeli unicorns, 46 have already given birth to a new generation of 207 startups, according to a report by Accel and Dealroom
Vesttoo co-founders

Vesttoo raising Series D at $1.5-2 billion valuation

10.05.23|Almog Azar
R&D partnership Sure-Tech recently sold its shares in the fintech startup at a reduced $785 million valuation, despite the company being in the midst of a funding round that will see it retain its unicorn status
קו רקיע מרכז תל אביב Tel Aviv Business Center

Tel Aviv has the fifth most unicorn companies in the world

29.03.23|Ariela Karmel
Tel Aviv-based startups raised $6.9 billion in 2022, almost 2 times more than in 2020, according to a new international report
Dall-e generated image of princess riding a unicorn

A tale of of two unicorns: The princess perspective

30.10.22|Noa Gadot
Customer satisfaction is not a buzzword like AI or the Metaverse. But it is a very real thing, and if our unicorns don't learn to respect their riders they will soon go to slaughter
מימין עדי טטרקו ו אלון כהן מייסדי האוז Houzz

Demand for Israeli unicorn shares plummeted in 2022

18.10.22|Sophie Shulman
EquityBee's unicorn stock ranking revealed that most of the recent stars have disappeared from the list which ranks shares sought by investors who trade in private companies, with only four Israeli unicorns making the list: Houzz, Wiz, Gong and TripActions.
Sagi Giladi Amit Bareket Perimeter 81

Perimeter 81 becomes Israel’s latest cybersecurity unicorn with $100 million Series C

06.06.22|Meir Orbach
The startup has seen its valuation increase fivefold to $1 billion since its previous funding round less than two years ago
מגזין עצמאות 4.5.22 עובדי אופטיבס Optibus

Optibus becomes the first public transportation unicorn with $100 million Series D at $1.3 billion valuation

16.05.22|Sophie Shulman
“This round will provide us with a significant runway and will also allow us to make acquisitions,” said CEO Amos Haggiag after the Israeli startup took its total funding to date to $260 million
צוות AVO

The global domino effect is shaking up high-tech complacency and is rapidly approaching Israel

12.05.22|Sophie Shulman
The sharp declines in capital markets over the past month are changing the playing conditions for high-tech companies. After years of enjoying almost unlimited money, companies are preparing for selective investments and a freeze on new hires
מייסדי Rapyd

Rapyd reaches $15 billion valuation, becomes Israel’s highest valued unicorn

13.03.22|Meir Orbach
The fintech company, which offers payment services across the world, has seen its value surge six-fold since January 2021
מייסדי ומנהלי צ'ק CHEQ חברת סייבר ישראלית יוניקורן נלחמת בהונאות הקלה

CHEQ enters Unicorn club with $150 million Series C at $1 billion valuation

22.02.22|Meir Orbach
The Israeli Go-to-Market Security startup helps organizations looking to secure their business from invalid traffic
מייסדי Rapyd

Rapyd completes acquisition of Hong Kong’s Neat

01.02.22|Yonatan Sredni
The purchase of Neat enables the Israeli Unicorn to offer customers company incorporation in Hong Kong, business accounts, credit cards, and payments services from a single platform