When you hear unicorn, you'd probably conjure up an image of the mythical creature. But that's not what we're referring to here. In the world of finance and business, a unicorn is a privately held startup that's valued at over US$1 billion—the term was coined by venture capitalist, Aileen Lee to describe how such ventures are statistically rare. And yet, five of them made it and are on the Gen.T List 2021.
Learn more about them and find out how they're breaking new ground and putting their names and company on the map by making learning more accessible, creating extended reality devices to improve quality of life, providing finance at the cutting edge of innovation and more.
1. Prajit Nanu
Profession: Co-founder and CEO, Nium
Prajit Nanu is on a mission to create a world where people's money is free for them to use, whenever, wherever and however they want. That's why he co-founded Nium in 2014, a global B2B payments network that allows cross-border transactions and card issuance. To date, the company has issued over 30 million cards and has processed over US$8 billion in transactions annually. With this impressive feat, Nium has gained various investors including Vertex Growth, Visa Ventures and Rocket Internet.