The total number of unicorn companies is at 168, according to a list compiled by CBInsights. The total value of these unicorns (private companies valued over $1 billion) is $597 billion.
Ray Wang, bestselling author and CEO of Constellation Research, and I recently interviewed a chief executives officer (CEO) of a startup valued over $3 billion dollars, commonly referred to as unicorns, a chief operating officer (COO) of a unicorn that is the success IPO story of 2016, and an aspiring unicorn CEO, during our weekly show called DisrupTV. We asked these extraordinary business leaders, and a futurist, to share business, leadership and innovation lesson learned. Most importantly, we focused on the art and science of leading companies that are built to last.