In early March, it was reported that Cruise Automation, the San Francisco based autonomous vehicle technology developer, had been acquired by GM for $1b. 

The deal was a huge success for the Cruise Automation team (which numbered only c.40 people at the time) and its investors. 

It was also a huge success for crowdfunding platform AngelList, where Cruise Automation raised its Series A and B rounds, as it is the first time a 'Unicorn' has emerged from the crowdfunding platform.