Start-Ups That Became Unicorns In 2018Updated: December 28, 2018 14:09 IST
Calendar year 2018 saw the rise of several start-ups to unicorns. As many as eight start-ups - from hospitality chain Oyo Rooms to food delivery services Swiggy and Zomato - achieved a valuation of at least $1 billion this year, according to IT industry body Nasscom. With addition of start-ups (about 1,200 till September), about 40,000 jobs were created during the year. With that, the total number of jobs in the ecosystem of 7,200-7,500 firms rose to 1.6-1.7 lakh, according to Nasscom. Unicorns are companies with a valuation of at least $1 billion without tapping stock markets. Here are some of the start-ups that achieved the title of unicorn in year 2018.