The 10 Indian unicorns
Unicorn—a start-up valued at $1 billion or more—has become a buzzword among venture capital and private equity investors. Some 177 companies across the world have won the tag. Only in August did India get its 10th unicorn when Hike Ltd, which runs the messaging app Hike Messenger, raised $175 million, largely from Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd and Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan, at a valuation of $1.4 billion. Here is a look at the Indian unicorns, their valuation and the year they made it to the list.