The Problem With $1 Billion 'Unicorn' Startups

April 7, 2015 11:53 AM

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The Problem With $1 Billion 'Unicorn' Startups

We live in a magical age of unicorns, those pre-IPO tech startups valued at $1 billion or more. And unlike the dot-com bubble, most of these startups are for real. They are companies whose services–like Uber, Spotify or Pinterest–we use every day. You could even say we consumers are the ones that are helping these unicorns to fly.

There is only one problem: Most of us consumers, as individual investors, are being shut out of the party.

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