On behalf of the entire TransparentBusiness team, Silvina and I wish you and your loved ones a prosperous New Year!
2021 was a transformative time for our organization as our business model evolved to adapt to changing market conditions with the objective of delivering the best financial outcomes for you.
In the first half of the year, we launched the Unicorn Hunters show - a global platform that democratizes access to pre-IPO opportunities previously available to select venture funds and investment banks. We closed the year with ten episodes that featured companies with the potential to reach a billion-dollar or higher valuations. The participating companies come from high-growth industries including healthcare, biotechnology, life sciences, climate tech, and more.
The breakthrough success of Unicorn Hunters has been undeniable. To date, 15 million potential investors streamed our series and we’ve forwarded to the participating companies more than $110 million in investment requests. Today, it is the first pillar of our business value, enabling us to build a diversified portfolio of equity positions in emerging growth companies and to enter the pre-IPO financing market. Our goal is to create a $36 billion portfolio by 2026 and to feature 50 pre-IPO companies per year, a strategy that puts us on the right track to achieve our target valuation of over $50 billion.
We are working diligently to secure additional distribution channels to boost viewership to more than 25 million viewers per episode, with the objective of making The Unicorn Hunters Show the most impactful and watched business program in the world.
Additionally, 2021 was a record-breaking year for our subsidiary SheWorks!, which continues to deliver on its mission to hack the gender unemployment gap through global employability and education. We connected hundreds of women from around the world with remote work opportunities in leading companies, including Pepsi, Mastercard, and Passio, and transformed women’s lives with training programs that gave them the skills they need to compete and succeed in today’s digital job market. In the year, more than 20,000 women participated in SheWorks! Academy training, acquiring skills and certification in remote work, digital marketing, and e-commerce.
These high-impact programs were made possible by our ability to build public-private partnerships, such as the long-term agreements that we signed with the government of Colombia, led by President Ivan Duque Marquez, and SENA (the national education agency), and the first-of-its-kind global training program with Meta (formerly known as Facebook), and the back-to-work initiative launched with the State of Rhode Island.
We are confident that the best is yet to come, and we are grateful that you are part of our journey. Here’s to a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year.
CEO, TransparentBusiness, Inc.