Vercel Raises $250 Million Series E

Vercel, a developer-first platform that focuses on increasing developer productivity and satisfaction, raised $250 million in a Series E round, putting its valuation at $3 billion, as calculated by the Prime Unicorn Index. Accel led the Series E round, which included participation from CRV, GV, Notable Capital, Bedrock, Geodesic Capital, Tiger Global, 8VC, and SV […]

‘CNBC Disruptor 50’ and the Prime Unicorn Index

Today, CNBC published its annual ‘CNBC Disruptor 50’ list, which “highlights private companies upending the classic definition of disruption as AI leads new business models beyond the era of better, faster, and cheaper innovation.” How does this list overlap with the Prime Unicorn Index? Let’s find out. Components in the Disruptor 50: 2. Anduril 4. […]

GoPuff Marked Down Significantly in the Prime Unicorn Index

GoBrands (DBA: GoPuff), once valued at $13.84 billion by the Prime Unicorn Index, has seen its share price slide nearly 85% in the Index over the past year.  GoPuff last raised a $1 billion Series H round in July 2021 at $388.49 per share, which gave the company a $13.84 billion post-money valuation. Later, in […]

Introducing our Newest Components for Q2 2024

Just a few weeks ago, the Prime Unicorn Index underwent its quarterly reconstitution, which saw the addition of five new components and the removal of one component in the composite index. This quarter’s new additions include Supplying Demand (DBA: Liquid Death), GoForward (DBA: Forward), Zum Services, Gradiant, and Commerce Fabric (DBA: Fabric). Liquid Death sells […]

Rubrik: Another Successful IPO?

Rubrik, a Prime Unicorn Index component, made its public market debut last Thursday, April 25, priced at $32 per share, above its expected range of $28 to $31. The company closed its first day of trading at $37 and is trading near $35 at the time of writing. This marks the third Prime Unicorn Index […]

Lacework in Talks to be Acquired by Wiz at a Steep Discount

Lacework, a company once valued at $6.6 billion by the Prime Unicorn Index, is in talks to be acquired by Wiz for $150-200 million, according to The Information. Both companies are startups offering cloud security software. Lacework has raised over $1.85 billion, most recently raising a massive $1.3 billion Series D in November 2021. Its […]

Phenom’s Share Price Drops 20%

**Correction: After further review and consulting with Phenom, the company has maintained a valuation of over $1 billion, and the article has been updated to reflect this. The title was changed from “Phenomenal Drop: Phenom Falls Out of the Prime Unicorn Index.”** Last week, the Prime Unicorn Index underwent its quarterly reconstitution, where new companies […]

Prime Unicorn Index Launches the Prime Unicorn 30 Index Tracking the Highest Valued Venture-Backed Private US Firms

̶ New Prime 30 Unicorn Index Tracks the 30 Highest Valued Companies in the Prime Unicorn Composite Index, the Standard Bearer for Private Market Benchmarking ̶ ̶ The Prime Unicorn Indexes Uniquely Incorporate Primary Sourced Financing Data with Secondary Transactions via a Partnership with Caplight Technologies ̶ SHREVEPORT, La., April 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Prime […]

The Critical Role of Secondary Markets in the Prime Unicorn Index

Introduction Recent trends in venture capital reveal a stark transformation in exit strategies. The dramatic reduction of US venture IPOs, coupled with the decrease in M&A activity, underscores a growing reliance on alternative routes for liquidity, such as the secondary market. These markets are emerging as crucial alternatives for firms navigating liquidity challenges and changing […]

Sentry: Another Fallen Unicorn?

Functional Software (DBA: Sentry) risks losing its eligibility as a Prime Unicorn Index component after its valuation slipped below $1 billion. Once worth $2.5 billion, the company saw its share price slide 67.7% in recent weeks in the secondary market, reducing its valuation to nearly $806 million. Sentry provides application monitoring and error-tracking solutions. The […]