Start-Up private companies that have achieved valuations greater than $1 Billion. (Globally there are more than 800 of these):
8Oct2021: Copperleaf Technologies‘ shares soared on its first official day of trading, up 32.64% from its original $15 listing price, and closing at $22.88 per share, leaving the company with an estimated market cap of approximately $1.3 billion ($1 billion US). The Offering was upsized from an initial size of $125 million as a result of excess demand.
29Sep2021: VanTech Journal: Vancouver agtech juggernaut Semios has raised $100 million in funding led by Morningside Group, a Boston-based private equity and venture capital firm focused on investing in socially responsible businesses. Semios is the 11th BC tech company to reach a $1 billion-plus valuation since last December
8Sep2021: BIV – Squamish-based Nexxi achieves Unicorn Status after $45M equity raise.
24August2021: Bloomberg: Bitcoin infrastructure firm Blockstream has raised $210 million as part of a Series B financing, giving it a valuation of $3.2 billion. Blockstream is a blockchain technology company led by co-founder Adam Back, headquartered in Victoria, Canada, with offices and staff worldwide.
29June2021: T-Net – Vancouver-based Visier, a recognized leader in people analytics and planning, becomes BC’s Latest Unicorn, announcing a Massive $154.5 Million Series-E Financing Led by Goldman Sachs at a valuation exceeding $1B USD.
27April2021: Online-course creator Thinkific Labs Inc.’s $160 million IPO delivers a $1 billion valuation
27Apr2021: The closing of a US$110 million financing round brought legal-tech firm Clio’s (Themis Solutions Inc.) valuation to US$1.6 billion.
21April2021: Dapper Labs, a blockchain and NFT company, is valued at $7.5Bn based.
23March2021: Cybersecurity firm GeoComply Solutions Inc. took on an undisclosed investment that chairwoman and co-founder Anna Sainsbury said officially propelled the company into unicorn status.
24February2021: New York-based Diligent Corp. acquires software firm Galvanize (ACL Services Ltd.) for US$1 billion.
15Dec2020: AbCellera completes IPO, raising USD 555 million, achieving a market cap in excess of $8M.