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Fudge Sunday - The Last Decacorn

Start the week more informed 🤔💡🤯🤓
This week we look at 1980s animation nostalgia, our first unicorn sighting, guerrilla marketing, and anhedonic investment themes.

The Last Decacorn Pitchbook: Amalthea is a startup and King Haggard is a hedge fund.
The Last Decacorn Pitchbook: Amalthea is a startup and King Haggard is a hedge fund.
Getting Informed
First, the title of this issue is a riff on the 40th anniversary of the 1982 animated classic “The Last Unicorn”. ⚠️ Spoiler Alert ⚠️ If you haven’t seen The Last Unicorn, stream it then read this issue of the newsletter.
Next, let’s take a quick rewind to a past issues for what, perhaps, might be the first possible unicorn sighting of Fudge Sunday.
Shot...
🦄Chaser...
Admittedly, I don’t know if Helium is the first +$1B+ valuation of a private company (aka unicorn) I’ve mentioned in this newsletter. But if it is, I don’t think it will be the last unicorn.
Now let’s take a look at the road ahead for the growing herds of unicorns.
Guerrilla Marketing Memories: Unicorns
Another fun fact… Years ago I registered two memorable domain names.
The first domain, unicornjockey.com, was used as a guerrilla marketing redirect to our applicant tracking tool at VCE when we were in blitzscaling mode. What’s cool about having a latent domain name is that I can carry it with me each time I need to remember the deep link URL for referrals like the one I personally use for Faction ( i.e. https://grnh.se/66f4d22d4us )
The second domain, unicornjockeys.com, was registered when I had an idea for a podcast. Essentially, I hoped to interview industry peers at startups that had took a round of investment that represented $1B+ valuations. Of course, being a $1B startup company isn’t as rare as the proverbial unicorn was back then and now there are even decacorns.
Herds of Unicorns 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄
And along comes the decacorns...
Decacorns = $10B+ valuation startups
Place your bets on the next count update of this list in the years ahead...
Place your bets on the next count update of this list in the years ahead...
Investors In Decacorn Startups
Place your bets on the FTC and SEC
Husbandry, haute école, and ho-hum
Work Plug! Wanna Be a Unicorn Jockey?
As a reminder, I work at Faction. What’s Faction you ask?🤔🤔🤔🤔
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Jay Cuthrell
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