Unicorn

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Lenskart raises $231 million, enters the elite unicorn club

20 Dec 2019

Lenskart raises $231 million, enters the elite unicorn club

Lenskart, a Faridabad-based start-up providing a platform to buy eyewear online, has reportedly raised $231 million in a Series G round of funding led by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank.

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

20 Dec 2018

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

Months after entering India's unicorn club, food delivery platform Swiggy has raised a whopping $1bn in fresh capital from existing and new investors.

OYO Rooms raises $1bn, enters unicorn club

25 Sep 2018

OYO Rooms raises $1bn, enters unicorn club

Budget hotel chain OYO Rooms has entered India's unicorn club, having raised a whopping $800mn in a round led by Japan's Softbank Vision Fund.

Apple is now first public company worth $1 trillion

02 Aug 2018

Apple is now first public company worth $1 trillion

On Thursday, Apple became the world's first public company to be worth a whopping $1 trillion.

OrCam: This lesser-known company got a $1 billion valuation

20 Feb 2018

OrCam: This lesser-known company got a $1 billion valuation

OrCam Technologies Ltd., an Israeli company developing technology for visually impaired people, has been valued at $1 billion after completing a funding round of $30.4 million.

Paytm to become a $10bn start-up after secondary share sale

28 Jan 2018

Paytm to become a $10bn start-up after secondary share sale

The valuation of home-grown digital payments giant Paytm, owned by Noida-based One97 Communications, is likely to jump to $10bn after some existing and former employees sell a part of their shares to new investors, including Canada-based Discovery Capital. Information about other investors isn't available yet.

Zomato eyes $200m from Alibaba, may get the unicorn-tag back

05 Sep 2017

Zomato eyes $200m from Alibaba, may get the unicorn-tag back

According to reports, Zomato is currently engaged in negotiation with Alibaba and its payments affiliate Ant Financial to raise up to $200 million from them.

InMobi looking for a CTO as Saxena plans to move

24 Jun 2017

InMobi looking for a CTO as Saxena plans to move

InMobi announced that it was looking for a new chief technology officer as incumbent Mohit Saxena is set to move to the US for personal reasons.

France launches tech visa to become "country of unicorns"

18 Jun 2017

France launches tech visa to become "country of unicorns"

In a bid to become "country of unicorns", France launched a new technology visa to attract foreign talent.

MobiKwik may get $100 million funding from BlackRock and others

09 May 2017

MobiKwik may get $100 million funding from BlackRock and others

MobiKwik, which competes with firms such as Paytm and FreeCharge in digital payments space, is now going to get a big boost in its endeavors.

Uber under criminal investigation in US over 'Greyball'

06 May 2017

Uber under criminal investigation in US over 'Greyball'

Uber is facing criminal investigation in the US over its Greyball program that it uses to evade authorities, particularly in areas where it was banned or restricted.

Hike to add payments mechanism with UPI integration

17 Apr 2017

Hike to add payments mechanism with UPI integration

Sources confirmed that Hike Messenger is all set to roll out a payment mechanism on the app which will be the first in India to be integrated with the government's UPI interface.

InMobi, India's 1st unicorn manages to show steady profit

05 Apr 2017

InMobi, India's 1st unicorn manages to show steady profit

India's first unicorn InMobi has managed to remain profitable throughout 2016.

Uber confirms existence of secret program to avoid the law

06 Mar 2017

Uber confirms existence of secret program to avoid the law

In response to a report by The New York Times, ride-sharing giant Uber confirmed that it had been using a secret program called Greyball to avoid authorities in cities where it faced resistance from law enforcement or government bans.