Tokyo, Japan, has 13 unlisted startups approaching unicorn status, according to a Nikkei survey.
the highest number to date, as investors pour money into companies offering solutions to social
challenges such as labor shortages and decarbonization.

The ranks of these “pre-unicorns” valued more than 50 billion yen (340 million), but below the $1 billion
line that defines unicorns grew by three from last year. These companies could potentially reach unicorn status.
after one or two more rounds of funding.