This weekend the Seahawk's will duke it out against the Patriot's in the Super Bowl. But which city - Seattle or Boston - boasts a more thriving tech-scene? In terms of venture dollars, Boston raised $4.8B while Seattle raised $1.9B last year. But in terms of unicorns, Seattle has the slight edge with companies such as Tableau, Zillow, and Zulily IPO'ing in the last 4 years.
So, Seattle has a more consistent track record in of building unicorn companies that last. But can it continue? According to CB Insights, 44 tech companies are in Boston's IPO pipeline right now. That includes ActiFio, valued at a billion-plus on paper by its VC investors. Washington state has 16 and DocuSign is Seattle's big unicorn contender for a 2015 public offering.