FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWork, attends the opening bell ceremony at Nasdaq, in New York. A former top aide to ousted WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is accusing him and other company executives of discriminating against her when she became pregnant. The former employee, Medina Bardhi, filed a federal complaint Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 saying she was twice demoted after becoming pregnant and ultimately fired after complaining internally.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The tech landscape looks completely different today than it did at the beginning of the decade.
Numerous tech companies that didn’t even exist before 2010 joined the ranks of the unicorns in 2019, reaching the vaunted benchmark of a $1 billion valuation.
Some of the young companies to reach unicorn status this year include Lyft, Instagram, Casper, Snapchat, and Warby Parker.
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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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Paris-based Meero has become the go-to tool for photo editors since its launch in 2016. The company raised $230 million, pushing its valuation to $1 billion this past June.

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