STARTUPS: It is perhaps easy to forget that even the companies that leave many commentators gasping for breath at their brilliance were once just like many other startups. Many had profile or money issues to contend with, let alone huge doubts from pundits over their actual concept. But perhaps those issues and the resilience to get through them is what stands the Big Boys out from the perpetual newbies. Read more on Medium.
There is a lot of coverage recently about the companies that have reached valuations of over a billion dollars.
Many of these companies were not always fast growing businesses.
But look at startups across a range of sizes and sectors, considering their funding history, user traction, growth, monetization, network effects, regulatory hurdles, market dynamics, and team characteristics.
You will find a number of key traits in common, and most of them may surprise you.
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