18th March 2016 - Mike, Shaun, Alan and Craig have a chat about the infamous unicorn - no, not the mythical horse-like creature with a horn plonked on its head… They’re actually talking about the growth in the amount of start-ups with a valuation that exceeds one billion dollars. Yes BILLION.


Useful links:

What is a Unicorn: https://www.divestopedia.com/definition/5114/unicorn 

The Rise of the Unicorns: https://www.insidermedia.com/publications/north-west-business-insider/north-west-business-insider-august-2015/the-rise-of-the-unicorns 

List of Unicorns: http://fortune.com/unicorns/ 

Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies: http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/18/welcome-to-the-unicorn-club-2015-learning-from-billion-dollar-companies/

Why I Fucking Hate Unicorns and the Culture They Breed | Bothsides of the Table: http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2015/09/27/why-i-fucking-hate-unicorns-and-the-culture-they-breed/ 

Why Insane Price Tags on “Unicorn” Tech Businesses Aren’t Justified: http://www.thememo.com/2015/10/07/how-to-justify-the-insane-valuations-on-tech-businesses-today/ 

Y-Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/ 

Start Up podcast: https://gimletmedia.com/show/startup/ 

Web Summit: https://websummit.net/ 

Infographic of the appearance of Unicorns: https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/increasingly-crowded-unicorn-club/ 

Planet Money bubbleicious episode: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/10/09/447249562/episode-656-bubblelicious 

(The book Mike couldn’t remember) Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470879467.html

Facebook lawsuit that Craig mentioned: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/facebook-ipo-shareholders-lawsuit-zuckerberg_n_1572246.html