(名詞) 價值曾經超過 10 億美元、但現在大幅縮水或倒閉的科技公司。這個字是由 unicorn (成立不到 10 年但價值卻超過 10 億美元的科技公司) + corpse (屍體) 拼綴而成。
“The number of ‘unicorpses’ will soon begin to catch up with the number of unicorns,” said Gary Rieschel, Shanghai-based founder and managing director of Qiming Venture Partners.
—Paul Carsten, “Insight: In China’s O2O tech, today’s ‘unicorns’ risk becoming tomorrow’s ‘unicorpses’,” Reuters, December 9, 2015
“The speculation in private high-tech companies (the most valuable of which are known as ‘unicorns’) has also ended with a thud,” he said in the letter issued Friday. “A friend of mine said the new name for these companies is ‘unicorpse’ as many of them cannot fund their losses internally for more than a few months and now have almost no access to external funding.”
—Katia Dmitrieva, “Watsa Decries ‘Unicorpse’ Collapse as Tech Companies Lose Value,” Bloomberg, March 11, 2016