New and Future Unicorns Update, H1 2022

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2021 was a blockbuster year with more startups entering the billion-dollar club than ever before. There were 1,170 unicorns with a valuation of approximately $4.4 trillion as of 30th June 2022. The unicorn boom for 2021 can be attributed to a funding frenzy fueled by the rapid adoption of technology and innovative offerings by startups in areas (such as EdTech, E-commerce, among others) gaining relevance due to Covid-19.

A total of 523 companies from 2021 have maintained their unicorn status, up five-fold as compared to 100 unicorns in 2020. The new and future unicorns research report predicts future unicorns by combining the startup scorecard and machine learning model. The report also provides investment trends in startups over the years.

Existing Unicorns Segmentation by Region

The top hubs for unicorns are the US, China, India, the UK, Germany, and Israel among others. The US remains the world’s biggest hub for unicorns followed by China and India.

Existing Unicorns Analysis by Region

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Existing Unicorns Segmentation by Sector

The top sectors in which unicorns are operating are technology and communication, financial services, retailing, business and consumer services, consumer packaged goods, and transport and logistics among others. More than half of unicorns are operating in the technology and communication and financial services sectors.

Existing Unicorns Analysis by Sector

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Existing Unicorns - Key Themes

Artificial intelligence (AI), digital media, cloud, fintech, e-commerce, big data, health tech, data analytics, future of work are some of the tech-driven themes impacting the existing unicorns. AI ranks first in this as more and more companies are implementing AI-driven technologies in their business operations.

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New and Future Unicorns Update Report Overview

No of Unicorns (as of 30th June 2022) 1,170
Valuation of Unicorns (as of 30th June 2022) $4.4 trillion
Key Regions The US, China, India, The UK, Germany, and Israel
Key Sectors Technology and Communication, Financial Services, Retailing, Business and Consumer Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Transport and Logistics


Predicting future unicorns by combining startup scorecard and machine learning model. Investments trends in startups over the years. The prediction that came out to be true in recent years.

Key Highlights

  • North America and APAC regions that managed to create triple-digit new unicorns in 2021, suffered a setback in 2022.
  • North America saw the creation of 126 unicorns in H1 2022, compared to 324 unicorns in 2021 (full year).
  • APAC saw the creation of 35 unicorns in H1 2022 compared to 103 during 2021 (full year). Out of the 35 unicorns from APAC for 2022 so far, India & China accounted for more than 50%, with India minting 17 and followed by China with 7 new unicorns.
  • Out of 127 Startups that turned Unicorns in Q1 2022, 59 Startups were predicted by GlobalData’s Unicorn Prediction Model Out of 85 Startups that turned Unicorns in Q2 2022, 41 Startups were predicted by GlobalData’s Unicorn Prediction Model Overall, out of 212 Startups that turned Unicorns in H1 2022, 100 Startups were correctly predicted by our ML Model, thereby achieving an accuracy rate of more than 45%.

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  • GlobalData’s Potential Unicorns list offers early predictive intelligence and enables us to spot tomorrow’s winners today.
  • The model identifies venture-funded companies which have the potential to become unicorns (a valuation of at least $1 billion) driven by GlobalData’s proprietary machine learning algorithm which decodes millions of interactions between key deal attributes.

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Table of Contents

Existing Unicorns Update: Inception till 1H2022

Coverage by Sector, Geography and Themes

Number of Unicorns in last 8 Quarters: Q-o-Q Comparison

212 Startups that became Unicorns in 1H2022

Top Investors Backing Most Unicorns

Predicting Future Unicorns with 45%+ Accuracy in 1H2022

Coverage by Sector, Geography and Themes

Highlighting 59 Unicorns out of 127 that our ML model predicted correctly in 1Q2022

Highlighting 41 Unicorns out of 85 that our ML model predicted correctly in 2Q2022

Predicting New Startups that have the potential to become Future Unicorns

Highlighting 50 Startups our ML Model predicted in 1Q2022 to become new Unicorns in future

Highlighting 50 Startups our ML predicted in 2Q2022 to become new Unicorns in future

Highlighting Decacorns: Existing Unicorns with >$10bn Valuation

Highlighting IPOs & SPACs Announced in 2021


Q1 2022: Recent Unicorns Predictions Coming True : Highlighting Rest Startups Q2 2022: Recent Unicorns Predictions Coming True: Technology & Communication Sector Q2 2022: Recent Unicorns Predictions Coming True : Highlighting Rest Startups Q1 2022: New Predicted Unicorns: Highlighting Other Startups Q2 2022: New Predicted Unicorns: Highlighting Other Startups


Existing Unicorns – Split by Geography and Sector Existing Unicorns Focal Point: Key Themes Gaining Big Bets Unicorn Gold Rush Existing Unicorns: Geographical Spread Unicorn Predictions by Sector Unicorn Predictions by Geography

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