AIR BNB, Uber and Deliveroo are all house-hold names and multi-billion-dollar companies. They also share humble beginnings. Starting out as a simple idea among associates or friends, these firms rode the wave of smartphone ubiquity and cheap cloud computing to redefine the way we book a hotel, hail a cab, and order takeaway food.
With this generation of start-ups now well-established, a new cohort is eyeing billion-dollar valuations. However, with opportunities to reinvent drying up, these tech start-ups – tomorrow’s unicorns – look more likely to supply software that serves and modernises existing sectors.
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