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A "unicorn" tech company is one that was recently launched (a "start up") and is valued at over a billion dollars. Companies with these features are said to be "in the unicorn club".
The proliferation of companies that fit these criteria is seen by some commentators as suggesting that the "tech bubble" will soon burst, leading to a precipitous loss of value in companies across the tech sector.
Adi Tatarko (of Houzz) has suggested that unicorn companies should not be defined by their theoretical monetary value but by whether their influence on their industry is transformative.
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"Unicorn" is being used to mean an unobtainably perfect boyfriend in discussion of the TV show Glee. "Andy" (from Cambridge, MA) started the trope by writing "I'm going to throw it out there: HE'S A UNICORN! Maybe I've been screwed over too many times in love to believe in good guys, but Blaine has qualities I don't see in gay guys."
This was picked up in LGBT Weekly where they asked: "Is Kurt’s romantic, sensitive boyfriend Blaine a figment of pure, unattainable fantasy?"
See also: the unicorn as the attractive single female swinger.