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"Unicorn Hunters," a YouTube and Facebook show starring Apple-cofounder Steve Wozniak and singer Lance Bass as judges, is aiming to make its way to television, reports Variety.

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The show aims to find "unicorn" companies, which are startups able to reach a $1 billion valuation. A panel of investors called the "Circle of Money" serve as judges on the show, in a format that's similar to "Shark Tank." Circle of Money members include Steve Wozniak, Lance Bass, Moe Vela, Silvina Moschini, Alex Konanykhin, Scott Livingston, and Rosa Rios.
Unicorn is the name given to startup companies with a valuation of over one billion dollars. If you spot one and invest in it at an early stage, you could potentially earn enormous returns on your investment.

No one has the ability to predict which companies will ultimately become Unicorns, but Unicorn Hunters offers you a front-row seat to hear the pitch from businesses that have what it takes to become one.

With Unicorn Hunters, you "discover" private startups at the same time as our Panel of Experts, and you get an equal shot at investing in these very promising companies before they go big.
The Circle of Money can opt to invest in a show, but there is also a crowd funding component as audience members can opt in to be "hunters" to invest in private startups at the same time as the experts.

Four episodes of the first season of "Unicorn Hunters" with Steve Wozniak were filmed earlier this year and debuted online, but the show's producers and its stars want to transition from online to television and are seeking distribution both in the United States and internationally.

There is no word on which television companies might be interested in the show at the current time. Companies on the show so far include Far UV Technologies, fitness company Forte, Starton Therapeutics, Introimmune Therapeutics, and Carbon Connect. The initial episodes can be watched on the Unicorn Hunters website.

Article Link: 'Unicorn Hunters' Show Starring Steve Wozniak and Lance Bass Seeks TV Distribution
 

alchemistmuffin

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I’m sure a company with a bitten fruit as a logo would like to pick it up for their streaming service. 😏
 
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Woz on a venture capital reality show is like having Jobs on a hackathon reality show. Talk about a mirror image universe! What's next, Bill Gates judging Project Runway? Jack Dorsey on The Biggest Loser? Sheryl Sandberg starring in a remake of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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I love seeing Woz in the spotlight getting the recognition he so richly deserves. He single-handedly invented the personal computer as we know it. He deserves, at the bare minimum, just as much recognition as Steve Jobs.
Did he really?

He was important for the Apple I and II... but how important were those, besides the fact that without them, there is no Apple?

It seems like the Mac is much more historically significant, but I don't think Woz was involved with that.
 
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"Unicorn Hunters," a YouTube and Facebook show starring Apple-cofounder Steve Wozniak and singer Lance Bass as judges, is aiming to make its way to television, reports Variety.

unicorn-hunters-steve-wozniak.jpg

The show aims to find "unicorn" companies, which are startups able to reach a $1 billion valuation. A panel of investors called the "Circle of Money" serve as judges on the show, in a format that's similar to "Shark Tank." Circle of Money members include Steve Wozniak, Lance Bass, Moe Vela, Silvina Moschini, Alex Konanykhin, Scott Livingston, and Rosa Rios.The Circle of Money can opt to invest in a show, but there is also a crowd funding component as audience members can opt in to be "hunters" to invest in private startups at the same time as the experts.

Four episodes of the first season of "Unicorn Hunters" with Steve Wozniak were filmed earlier this year and debuted online, but the show's producers and its stars want to transition from online to television and are seeking distribution both in the United States and internationally.

There is no word on which television companies might be interested in the show at the current time. Companies on the show so far include Far UV Technologies, fitness company Forte, Starton Therapeutics, Introimmune Therapeutics, and Carbon Connect. The initial episodes can be watched on the Unicorn Hunters website.

Article Link: 'Unicorn Hunters' Show Starring Steve Wozniak and Lance Bass Seeks TV Distribution
Reminds me a little of Planet of the Apps. Probably good that this is not an Apple TV + original.
 
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wigby

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Did he really?

He was important for the Apple I and II... but how important were those, besides the fact that without them, there is no Apple?

It seems like the Mac is much more historically significant, but I don't think Woz was involved with that.
Woz deserves tons of credit for kickstarting the personal computing revolution but Jobs went on to do so much more while Woz stepped out of the spotlight and into the public education sector. After the mid 80s, the two icons are not really comparable.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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With Unicorn Hunters, you "discover" private startups at the same time as our Panel of Experts, and you get an equal shot at investing in these very promising companies before they go big.

Uh, no, we definitely don't get an equal chance at investing in these companies. If they're still private, that means only accredited investors can invest in them. IIRC, to be an accredited investor you are legally required to make $300K/year and/or to have $3M in assets.

Anyone can invest in a public company, but there's much stricter rules on investing in private companies. Too strict, I think... I understand that they don't want financially illiterate people to be able to waste their life savings (but then why are those same people allowed to gamble?) but it seems like this goal could be achieved with a much lower barrier to entry.
 
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