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I am a #unicorn! you may believe that, or not.

my sense of self isn't dependent upon outsiders' scorn; in any case, I'm quite content to be regarded as a mere figment of a crazy person's imagination. that's little impediment to my life and purpose in the Pnictogen Wing.

I daresay that I'm unusually *practical* for a unicorn. my interests are mundane ones; I like science and engineering and working in shops and keeping things running as smoothly as possible, and while I'm no atheist or positivist, I leave magic and religion to others.

all the same—it's a painful thing, being a unicorn in a world that has attempted to *wipe out* creativity and mysticism and magic—a world that embraces cruelty and casual sneers at suffering and death. I may have been ethereal once; I am not, now.

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#India's #startup ecosystem raised $455 million across 24 deals last week (Jan.16-21,'23) with #fintech #unicorn PhonePe turning decacorn at $12 billion valuation.
#StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #funding #Entrepreneurship #innovation #Motivation #prosunjoyi #Thread Image
#India's #startup ecosystem raised $126 million off 16 deals last week (Jan.23-28,'23) across #cybersecurity, #deeptech, #energy, #gaming, #logistics, #SaaS, etc. with total #funding for Jan.'23 crossing $1 billion. #StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #inspiration #Thread India's startup ecosystem's...
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Doing a deep dive into #EducationalGames, trying to figure out how to incorporate learning into entertainment games, not the other way around, which is usually the case with #SeriousGames. A thread of screams from the deep end. 🧵
Let's start from the end: what do we want to achieve? Often, we want to teach notions, which is not the easiest but can be done with some thought. A recent good example is Pentiment, an engaging mystery RPG deeply grounded in medieval history. Or maybe… A screenshot from the game Pentiment.
… we want to teach skills, trickier but doable — here's a list of examples…
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My daughters were going crazy seeing those colourful #unicorn pens,bags,pencil boxes & other stuff of their classmates.
Almost evry classmate has that & that was d reason it was becoming more attractive for them
But usually we as parents don't +
believe in going by the herd mentality so avoided it,without even giving this 🦄 & 🌈 thing a thought but then I googled it & the information was shocking,so thought of sharing it here...
Plz tke cre of what u buy or allow ur kids to watch becoz #fitna of Qaum e Lut has reached+
near us & around us,infact by flooding the mkt with their symbol they are trying to reach our homes.
High time we realise this growing danger & remain alert becoz all those M.parents in the school, would not hve thought of this filth & what these things symbolises+
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Nykaa competitor @letspurplle is the latest #unicorn after a $33 million fundraise…

By @Krittiiii
Cosmetics ecommerce company @letspurplle — which competes with Falguni Nayar’s Nykaa — is now valued at over a billion dollars after its $33 million fundraise. With this, Purplle has become the 102nd #unicorn in India.
The #unicorn round saw participation from Paramark Ventures, along with existing investors like Premji Invest, Blume Ventures and Kedaara Capital. It was valued at $1.1 billion.
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#YouTube channel to a billion dollar company — India’s first profitable #edtech unicorn is here


By @Krittiiii Image
Edtech company #PhysicsWallah, which is also known as PW, is the latest Indian #startup to enter the #unicorn club. The company has raised $100 million in a Series A round from Westbridge and GSV Ventures, at a valuation of $1.1 billion. Image
A #unicorn, in #startup parlance, is a company valued at over one billion dollars. #PhysicsWallah is the first edtech company to hit this milestone this year. Overall, it is the 101th company in India to achieve this distinction.
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🎉India’s 100 #UnicornStartups – Today Marks A New Milestone For India’s Startup Economy 🚀

#DigitalIndiaShining #100Unicorns 🦄

Bengaluru-based #neobanking startup @BankWithOpen became the country’s 100th unicorn after raising $50 Mn from IIFL

@openwithanish @MabelChacko @deenajacob16

#100Unicorns 🦄

The announcement of the 100th #unicorn in India saw a range of reactions from the ecosystem, with many pointing out the glorious run for startups in the past decade. ⭐

@TVMohandasPai 👇
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Have you wondered why agtech/ agritech hasn't produced a #unicorn yet? Why has an agtech venture's valuation not crossed a billion dollars?
It's possibly because the global market for software in farming will cross $5 billion in 2026 — farming discovered software recently. [1/5]
My story today is on a pioneering software company from Bengaluru, @CropInTech (Estd 2010) which built its management muscle in the past year on the back of two intuitive strategic calls by Co-founder & CEO Krishna Kumar in mid-2018. [2/5]
Almost two years before the pandemic happened, Krishna put Cropin's focus on a new product called SmartFarm. And then, decided Cropin will not focus on small customers, instead channeling its energies on large enterprises among agri-input producers, seed companies, etc. [3/5]
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Former #Myntra CEO started #MensaBrand in May ⁠and it’s already worth a billion dollars…

By @Krittiiii
@Krittiiii .@MensaBrands, founded only six months ago by Myntra’s former chief executive Ananth Narayanan (@ANarayanan24), is the latest as well as the youngest #startup to enter the #unicorn club.
@Krittiiii @MensaBrands @ANarayanan24 Mensa brand’s business model is based on the New York-based e-commerce player, which acquires small merchants and brands listed on #Amazon marketplace.

@MensaBrands @ANarayanan24 c
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1/ #Masterworks is a #parasite 🦠not a #unicorn🦄!

For"democratiz[ing] art" humanity's most impassioned faculty-eternally evolving thus inherently UNSTABLE- must secretly FORCE STABILITY via #totalitarian methods 2 TRANSFORM #CULTURALCAPITAL in2 $ for"all investors"

2/as I took this pic of us painting new fresh art over tired&worn gimmicks of an #artmarket "commodity" we were forwarding the human #aesthetic at the request of building's owner, but simultaneously &unintentionally we were devaluing stock portfolios! Hence #GANGSTALKERS began..
3/ assemble around me in a threatening manner just after #artgallery owner #TonyTaglianetti shouted "it's not up to the building's owner what they have on their walls" and then made a call from across the street..
(@threadreaderapp unroll)
..the #gangstalkers (see pics)then
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Ageism - a thread 1/14

Did Generation X, who birthed the web & associated technologies, sow the seeds of their own demise?

#Ageism #Inclusion

US to UK, India to Italy, the findings were broadly the same: 45-60 year olds are the most overlooked employee bracket shows @YouEmployed report

“Once you reach a certain age, it just becomes much harder to access a job opportunity” @Mona_Mourshed…

Ageism is the last acceptable prejudice argues @thischairrocks in this 12 minute TED talk

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#Pharmeasy - Health Tech #unicorn – to acquire Majority stake (66%) in #Thyrocare. Open offer for an additional 26% stake at Rs1300/sh. With this diagnostics bet, it completes its exhaustive portfolio of "Wholistic Outpatient Healthcare Ecosystem". (1/9) Image
Gujju Gang from Ghatkopar (as founders call themselves) make it big in what is first-ever acquisition of publicly listed firm by the unicorn. New funding tied up at #valuations of USD4bn. Promoters of Thyrocare will also be investing in Pharmeasy for 5% stake. (2/9)
Pharmeasy founders started as venture called (2012-13) which failed, followed by Dial Health chain of retail stores which also failed. After 2 failed ventures, they moved to distribution business (& B2B) that was a success (2015). (3/9)
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1/365 - Starting this thread with one of the first Motorcycles to be built in India. The @royalenfield #Bullet350. A Motorcycle which was initially built for the Indian Army but with time found patronage amongst varying genre of people achieving a cult status over the decades. ImageImageImageImage
2/365 - After selling imported Vespas for a while, Bajaj Auto started manufacturing the #Bajaj150 under license in 1959. This was one of the first Scooters in India and certainly changed the 2-Wheeler scene as it was initially available at a significant premium in the market. ImageImageImageImage
3/365 Automobile Products of India (API) was the 1st Scooter maker in India and manufactured the #Lambretta Li 150 Series 2 under license from Innocenti at Bombay in the 1960's. This scooter was very popular and made appearances in a few famous Bollywood movies too. #BikerLife ImageImageImageImage
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The world’s second-largest economy, #China, has recently launched an #antitrust investigation into Asia’s leading e-commerce company, #Alibaba, listed on the biggest #stock market in the world.
#eCommerce juggernaut seems to be in hot water over its affiliate company, better known as #Ant Group, as #Chinese antitrust regulators plan to review if it was in any way #monopolistic
Such a move by the #Chinese regulators is seen by some market commentators as a huge hit to #JackMa’s e-commerce and #fintech empire
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Binance: 0 to crypto-Unicorn in six months

Thread 👇

#fintwit #cryptocurrency #Crypto #startup #unicorn
1/What is it?

Binance is an exchange platform for trading cryptocurrencies...probably the biggest.

Founded in 2017, it raised $100-M through initial coin offering and $10-M in venture funding.
2/Business model

Trading fee per exchange begin at 0.1%. The trading fee drops if you are using BNB.

Average daily trading volume: 2-billion!
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#Zuniceratops (11. 5 feet long, 250-400 pounds) #VS #Unicorn (700-1000 pounds)
#Debate #Thread #Battle #Dinosaurs #Fantasy
Unicorns would have a serious size advantage, with a horn longer than both of Zuniceratops' combined. Dinosaurs pound for pound would be generally stronger than modern mammals, but this wouldn't be enough to make up for the unicorn's greater girth. One might mistakenly think
the unicorn's horn would potentially snap on a Zuniceratop's frill if these two locked horns. However, unlike the frill of a Triceratops, Zuniceratops frills has holes in them, where skin would only be found while the animals were still alive.
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Good morning, bbs. After thoughtfully reading your suggestions, I’ve officially decided to name this unicorn bottle hugger toy Mx. Taffeta Champagne Sparkles—Taffy if ya nasty. Mx. Sparkles uses she/her or they/them pronouns & enjoys clinging to things to bring joy to the world.
Keep an eye out for my “adventures” with Taffy this academic year as I go up for tenure & write my second book while on fellowship leave. I anticipate having many days where Mx. Sparkles is the only being I interact with all day. 🙃 #unicorn #AmWriting #ThingsIDoToAmuseMyself
You can follow Taffy on @instagram now: taffetachampagnesparkles. You’re welcome.
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Last weekend my partner found this #unicorn “wine bottle hugger” on clearance for $7. This lil buddy now hugs whatever water bottle I’m drinking out of & brings me repeated giggles whenever I look at it. Truly, one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. 😂🦄😂
How does it work you may wonder? Oh, the arms/legs are SNAP BRACELETS. So you can also make it look like this:
Now taking suggestions for naming this unicorn, who is now my fellowship year, work-from-home, accountability partner.
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I think I bought a good 65% of all unicorn items available at every store within 5 miles of my house for my party on Saturday. I only stopped because, well, money. But look at this little buddy I got for the pool!
And these unicorn glow stick wands!
Annnnd these unicorn plates...
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So after the @UKGamesExpo The Game Shop: Aldershot took a few of our pre-release kits off our hands and we said goodbye to our Iconic Pink bag as it went off to find new adventures. Clearly we need a new demo piece so I thought I’d do a Tweet along...…
The D20 I’m going to build today is one of our ‘Unicorn Blood’ kits. This colour is still currently locked on the #Kickstarter but when we get to 1500% or £15k this high spectrum glitter effect will be available in the pledge manager at the end.
#rainbow #unicorn #glitter #diy
So to start off I’ve laid out my pieces in the same pattern as the diagram in the kit, if you have a kit with numbers having a D20 to hand can help you put everything in the right places. Then I’ve got one eyelet piece and one other and tied a standard knot.
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London On Track To Become #Global #Fintech #Hub
by @thefintechtimes

🦄#Unicorn=a #firm with >$1 billion #market #capitalisation
🦄29 fintech unicorns worldwide
🦄9 in #SanFrancisco AND 7 in #London
2018 #income #growth increase:
💪£77.1m -> £177.6m #revenue
☝️2018 #job creation : 61% increase
☝️#Salary inflations for #IT pros: 6-8%

#ai #artificialintelligence #crypto
☝️#EU #venturecapital:
1. #London 39%
2. #Berlin 21%
3. #Paris 18%
4. #Stockholm 5%
5. #Barcelona 4%
6. #Amsterdam 4%
7. #Zurich 3%
8. #Copenhagen 2%
9. #Dublin 2%
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