The unicorn club: Three Aussie start-ups part of exclusive group as private billion dollar companies

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Giants like Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat and Pinterest have been part of the ‘unicorn’ club for years – where a private company is valued in the billions – but there are only three Aussie companies that boast a spot on the list, with a new one sliding into the exclusive group last year.

The big hitter on the Aussie side is digital graphic business Canva, which is now worth $6 billion, but was started by founder Melanie Perkins in her mother’s Perth loungeroom in 2013. It has 30 million users in 190 countries.

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