After 15 months, 300 hours and 100 charts, here is what researchers discovered about creating billion-dollar startups.
Ali Tamaseb, a founder turned venture capitalist at Data Collective VC, recently spent 300 hours gathering data on billion-dollar startups. He generated 100 charts exploring their history and outlined dozens of valuable insights--all in a quest to learn what billion-dollar startups look like at inception.
Tamaseb gathered data on 65 key factors from all 195 unicorn startups based in the U.S. His work included all startups since 2005 that have publicly reached a valuation of more than $1 billion. The least surprising finding is that almost 60 percent of billion-dollar startups were created by serial entrepreneurs. In fact, he found that 70 percent of billion-dollar founders were "super-founders," or founders with at least one previous exit of more than $50 million.
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Finding the right growth tools is a daunting task. The list we found at Growth Hackers is definitely worth the read
Over the years there has been an increasing awareness of the many tremendous benefits that growth hacking offers to startups. While there are divergent opinions on what growth hacking is all about, there is one thing that is consistent about growth hacking and it is hinged on the fact that it expedites the rate at which a startup grows and when applied properly can catapult a startup to immediate and unparalleled success. Growth hackers use many tools to handle their tasks and today I want to share with you 66 growth hacking tools you need to test.
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It’s the big leagues, the dream: going public. However, the initial public offering (IPO) process requires serious work before you begin ringing bells and clinking champagne glasses. To get your house in order, you must consider your tech stack, data security, compliance, SaaS-related financials, quality assurance and ongoing tech strategy.