Friday, December 23, 2005

Startup Survival Probabilities

We've heard it all. Its the usual thing. There's some "stealth" company trying to build the the biggest killer-app; it starts talking to VCs; VCs are gung-ho about the "paradigm shift" thats imminent; VCs starts pouring int eh dollar$ (or Yen, Yuan, Rupees, whatever); there's huge launch party which is covered by NYT; and there are lots of news about beta being tested out by previliged web-gurus; and then comes the bust...within no time, you will read about its asset being acquired some other startup or a private equity group.

Is that all? Are all startups headed toward the inevitable disaster? How many of them will survive. Business Opportunities Weblog seems to be knowing the answer. Here's more:
http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2005/12/22/fact-or-fiction-9-in-10-new-business-will-close-in-the-first-year/

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