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Sage, a company that makes cloud accounting software for small businesses, released a study exploring the commonalities between the founders
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In Europe, London is the city with the most billion-dollar companies. Berlin is number two and Stockholm three.
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Thirty-seven percent were started by only one founder.
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Sixty percent of the founders who reached the billion-dollar mark are first time founders. Twenty-three percent of founders are on their second attempts.
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The top three industries with the most unicorns are consumer internet, software and ecommerce.
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Those companies have a combined value of nearly $319 billion. But financial services is at number two with a combined value of more than $132 billion.
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2007 is the year that yielded the most billion-dollar companies.
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In 2014, 58 companies became unicorns. In 2015, that shot up to 86, but in 2016, the number dropped to 41.
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In 2016, China and the United States were neck and neck for the number of companies gaining unicorn status.
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The United States has 144 unicorns in total. China has 47 and India has 10.
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There is only one company in the top 10 that was launched in the 1990s: Alibaba, at number five, started in 1999.
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