The new TV show ‘Unicorn Hunters’ will feature Steve Wozniak and allow viewers to invest in pre-IPO companies

A new streaming-TV series called “Unicorn Hunters” will spotlight up-and-coming growth companies looking to hit the $1 billion “unicorn” valuation.

The series, which has been described as a “Shark Tank”–style show by its creators and will air on a number of streaming services, allows a group of investors to put up money for pre-IPO companies. Those investors include Apple
co-founder Steve Wozniak and TransparentBusiness CEO Alex Konanykhin.

One way “Unicorn Hunters,” set to debut on May 10, is different from the ABC
program “Shark Tank” lies in who is allowed to invest. On “Shark Tank,” only the so-called sharks on the show can invest in the featured companies, while on “Unicorn Hunters” viewers can get in on the investing.

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“We will provide millions of people a transparent access to select pre-IPO investment opportunities, which in the past were usually only available to venture-capital funds and investment banks,” Konanykhin said in a press release. “The capital raised by the companies featured on the show may reach the nine-figure range, and some of them may deliver high returns on investment.”

In an email to MarketWatch, Konanykhin said audience investments “will be handled through FINRA-licensed broker-dealer companies and, in case of a crowdfunding round, via licensed crowdfunding platforms.”

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The show’s website includes a section that allows people to pre-register for “special access” to featured companies.

The emergence of this show comes as the number of investors is spiking. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have gotten into various forms of investing for the first time.

“Unicorn Hunters” can be seen on Amazon
Prime Video, LinkedIn
Broadcast, Facebook
Video, YouTube

and Vimeo.  

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