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017: Chasing the billion dollar ‘Unicorn’ companies of tech

017: Chasing the billion dollar ‘Unicorn’ companies of tech

This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we had a chat about the 39 billion dollar tech companies which have been founded since 2013. What made them successful and what are the common characteristics? Sound interesting? Have a listen below:

What will you learn from this podcast?

What are business Unicorns?
Are all the founders 20 year old Stanford dropouts?
These 39 companies aren't all consumer facing businesses - what other business models are successful?
Despite what the media would have us think, most of these companies were not overnight success stories
The blokes also introduce an "interesting" new #BBB drinking game
And find out what we think the next major wave of technology innovation will be.

Links from the podcast

A big thanks to the Complete Basket Case for providing this week's beer!
The Techcrunch article we kept banging on about was: Welcome to the Unicorn Club

And another great article on Unicorns
Fred Destin's article on the valuation of Snapchat des