icorn” was first used by venture capitalist Aileen Lee six years ago to describe a privately held startups valued at $1 billio
n or more, the number of companies matching this label has mushroomed to 326, according to a report.
The United States is home to 156 unicorns, nearly half of the world’s total, followed by China with 94 unicorns, Jeff Desj
ardins, editor-in-chief of media site Visual Capitalist, said in a report called Visualizing the Unicorn Landscape in 2019.
The total valuation of the 326 unicorns has been raised to $1.1 trillio
n by investors, of which almost 30 percent is made up by the top seven unicorns with hig
hest valuation, including Bytedance, Uber, Didi Chuxing and WeWork, the report citing data from CB Insights said.
urity”, signed an executive order on May 15 that led the US Department of Commerce to put Huawei and its affilia
tes on an Entity List, which would restrict the sale or transfer of US technologies to the company.
Craig Allen, president of the council, said many of its members are suppliers to Huaw
ei, and all of them have been impacted by the Department of Commerce’s move.
Founded in 1973, the council represents around 200 US companie
s doing business with China, including Apple and Microsoft. It also includes chipmakers Inte
l and Qualcomm, which have said they would stop offering supplies to Huawei until further notice.
The members will follow US law, but there is a cost associated with that, Allen told China Daily.
If they wanted a replay of what happened to ZTE, a Chinese company which relies heavily on outsider
technologies, they may never see it. Because Huawei is a dramatically different kind of business.
The Plan B Huawei has just revealed — a series of self-developed chips — is only part of what makes it an enterprise of strategic insight, and hence resilience. Over
time, that insight has rewarded it with a viable biosphere that its founder Ren Zhengfei believes will enable it to weat
her the storm. “Our growth may drop a bit in the wake of US restrictions, but negative growth is impossible,” said a confident Ren during a Tuesday inter
view with Chinese media, adding that Huawei has cultivated longstanding trust with industry partners.
That may be why, even after Google barred Huawei from some Android featur
es, Ren spoke highly of the Silicon Valley giant, praising it as a “good company”. That may
systems, they flourished. Decades later, the Asian carp population has grown to such an extent that it is
creating an ecological disaster, crowding out other species competing for rich food sources in waterways.
“The Asian carp is an important fish. It’s anThe newly established International Fish
eries Industrial Park, which opened on April 12 in Wickliffe, a town of 700 people in Kent
ucky, is a public-private partnership aimed at reducing local Asian carp populations while creating a zero-wast
e food production chain. incredible species and has been domesticated in Asia for more than 2,400 ye
ars,” He said. “We consume more Asian carp than any
other fish … We eat more silver carp than tuna and salmon combined.
“It is a problem here, but it’s not garbage, it’s a gold mine,” He said,
adding that in China, Asian carp processing is a $10 billion business.