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30 companies worth at least $1 billion that didn’t exist 10 years ago

During the decade of the 2010s, future unicorns — a term used to denote startups worth at least $1 billion — were born left and right.

A unicorn is not a mythical creature in Silicon Valley. With great help from the tech boom and investors with deep pockets, unicorns are everywhere. You see ads for them in the subway, scroll past posts of influencers touting their products on social media, and you may even sleep on one at night.

The last decade introduced too many startups to count. Only a few hundred of them, though, ever went on to see a $1 billion valuation.

The more notable billion-dollar startups born in the 2010s include ride-hailing app Lyft, millennial-marketing mastermind Glossier, and WeWork. But if you get your insurance from a sleekly designed app called Lemonade, or order your Sweetgreen salad via Postmates, you'll start to realize there are unicorns all around you.

With that in mind, take a look at 30 companies worth at least $1 billion that didn't exist 10 years ago.

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