In the past few years more than 80 innovative startup companies as of April 2015 have been valued at more than $1 billion. With the most innovative and those with the most potential reaching well beyond this mark. This has led to new terms being coined to describe these companies, with Unicorns, to define companies that have soared to a $1 billion valuation or higher, and more recently deca-Unicorns, defining those companies with more than $10 billion valuations. Recently, however a different and more important type of value is being placed on these entrepreneurs. Governments are increasingly turning to these innovators to help solve the most pressing security issues facing the world.

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