13 CEO Lessons of a Unicorn Company


huffingtonpost.comTodd McKinnon is the CEO and co-founder of Okta. Okta is an integrated identity management and mobility management service that securely and simply connects people to their applications from any device, anywhere, at anytime. Okta’s valuation is currently at $1.2 billion, making Okta the latest addition to the billion-dollar valuation club of ‘unicorn’ startups.

Todd McKinnon, CEO and co-founder of Okta

I am not really fond of using the word ‘Unicorn’ – name of an imaginary animal – to describe a super successful company. The title could have read: ’13 CEO Lessons of a Private Company Valued Over $1 Billion”, but it would use too many characters and not work nicely in a tweet. McKinnon is also okay with others describing Okta as a unicorn – please watch the video to learn more from McKinnon about the history of the word ‘unicorn’.

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