Unicorn company registration record so far in 2021

This is the year of the unicorns, so far in 2021, the number has exceeded the figure for all of 2020. Keep reading and discover all the details. Read on for more information! 

This is the year of the unicorns, so far in 2021, the number has exceeded the figure for all of 2020. Keep reading and discover all the details. Read on for more information! 

During the first five months of 2021, 199 companies became unicorns, according to Crunchbase data collected by Emerging Tech Brew, a Morning Brew newsletter.

According to data reported by Tech Brew, the 199 companies that managed to achieve a valuation of more than $1 billion represent the highest number in the last 9 full years.

Likewise, if it takes all of 2020, according to the media, 163 companies reached that status. The reason for this acceleration, say some experts consulted in the article, is the shift towards the digital world that was increased as a result of the covi19 pandemic, according to Business Insider.

For its part, Crunchbase assured in mid-May that the number of unicorns created in 2021 had already exceeded that of 2020 by counting 166 new companies of 1,000 million. According to his analysis, private equity firm Tiger Global Management has been the most active investor this year.

The fastest-growing companies to this legendary status in 202 are: shipping company Gorillas, Chinese semiconductor company Moore Threads, Clubhouse audio app, proptech company Pacaso and Israeli cybersecurity company Wiz.

The number of unicorns created in 2021 had already exceeded that of 2020

But also, according to the data provided by CB Insights indicate that global financing has grown by 157% year-on-year between June 2020 to 2021. Global financing during the second quarter of 2021, says the report, was 131,671 million euros .

However, between April and June alone, says the Financial Times, 136 companies have obtained investor valuations that exceed one billion dollars. Despite the fact that most of these companies are located in the United States, the media highlights that Asia has contributed 33 companies to the list.

136 companies have obtained investor valuations that exceed one billion dollars.

On the other hand, in Europe, for example, 52 new unicorns emerged between March 2020 and March 2021. Only in Spain, startups have received 2,200 million euros in financing during the first 6 months of 2021, thus doubling all the capital invested in 2020 and confirming its spectacular start to the year.

Investors have emerged from the pandemic wanting to get their money's worth, and an army of startups are on the prowl to capitalize on this hunger 2021 is the year of the unicorn.

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