Top 3 Most Valuable Tech Unicorns
The upcoming technological innovations are steamrolling from Technology Unicorns. Making major advances in the world, for both the private and public sectors, in all things technology. Listen below are the top 3 tech unicorns that are currently seen as being the most valuable. Who will make the September 2020 unicorn club. - collated from CBInsights.
Number 3 - SpaceX
Founded in 2002 by well known entrepreneur, Elon Musk, SpaceX has rapidly become one of the most well known organisations in advancing the journey of spaceflight. Wanting to revolutionise the private sector of out-of-world travel, the ambitious SpaceX is jumping leaps and bounds through the boundaries that have not been pushed to this extent, involving space travel. With upcoming missions such as StarLink and previous missions such as Saocom 1B, Elon Musk has created a brand that will continue to build and develop, bringing new technological advances to humankind.
Number 2 - DiDi
Having acquired Uber’s Chinese business in 2016, DiDi has become a large-scale contributor to the transport technology sector. The company offers a full range of app-based transportation and life services for over 550 million users across Asia Pacific, Latin America and Russia, including Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Bus, Designated Driving, Enterprise Solutions, Bike Sharing, E-bike Sharing, Automobile Solutions, Food Delivery and Payment. With an overall mission to “build a better journey”, DiDi has built three main visions, to reach their goal:
- Become the world’s largest operator of vehicle networks
- To be the world’s largest transportation platform
- Rise to a global leader in smart transportation technologies
Number 1 - ByteDance
Chinese Internet technology company Bytedance’s main product is video sharing app TikTok. Based on ByteDance’s similar Douyin app exclusively for the Chinese market, the app is currently on a countdown to being banned in the US thanks to the perceived vulnerability of its data.
Microsoft: Building a secure foundation to drive NASCAR
Microsoft is a key partner of The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and together they are driving ahead to create an inclusive and immersive new fan experience (FX).
These long-term partners have not only navigated the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic with the use of Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365, but are now looking to a future packed with virtual events to enhance the FX, well beyond NASCAR’S famous Daytona racetrack.
“Together, we've created a secure environment that's allowed for collaboration, but the future is all about the fans”, said Melinda Cook, General Manager for Microsoft South USA Commercial Business, who cited a culture of transparency, passion, adaptiveness, and a growth mindset as to why this alignment is so successful.”
“We've partnered to create a fluid, immersive experience for the users that is supported by a secure foundation with Microsoft in the background. We are focused on empowering and enabling customers and businesses, like NASCAR, to reach their full potential. We do this with our cloud platform which provides data insights and security.”
“Our cloud environment allows NASCAR to move forward with their digital transformation journey while we are in the background,” said Cook who highlights that Microsoft is helping NASCAR
- Empower employees productivity and collaboration
- Improve fan engagement and experience
- Improve environment security and IT productivity
- Improve racing operations
Microsoft Teams, which is part of the Microsoft 365 suite, enabled employees to work remotely, while staying productive, during the pandemic. “This allowed people to provide the same level of productivity with the use of video conference and instant messaging to collaborate on documents. Increased automation also allows the pit crews, IT, and the business to focus on safety, racing operations, and on the fan experience,” said Cook.
“We have started to innovate to create a more inclusive fanbase, this includes using Xbox to give people the experience of being a virtual racer or even leveraging some of the tools in Microsoft Teams to have a virtual ride along experience.”
“These environments are how we create a more inclusive and immersive experience for the fans. We're working on a virtual fan wall which allows people from new locations to participate in these events,” said Cook, who pointed out Microsoft was also helping bring legacy experiences alive from NASCAR’s archives.
“At Microsoft we can take it one level further by letting fans know what it's like to see the pit crew experience, the data and all the behind-the-scenes action. We will continue to improve automation with machine learning and artificial intelligence, from marketing to IT operations to finance to racing operations,” said Cook.
Christine Stoffel-Moffett, Vice President of Enterprise Technology at NASCAR, said: “Microsoft is one of our key partners. They have been instrumental in helping the NASCAR enterprise technology team re-architect our Microsoft systems to ensure an advanced level of security across our environment, contribute to our business outcomes, and focus on fan experience.”