What Makes Great Entrepreneurs Great

SV Angel TechCrunch DISRUPT NYC May 23, 2011

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WHAT WE DID

• Asked over 500+ founders • Created 2 definitions of “success:” • $25M+ exit (actual or potential) • $500M+ exit (actual or potential)

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LOOKED AT 3 MYTHS

• CO-FOUNDERS V. SINGLE FOUNDER • AGE • REPEAT FOUNDERS

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Co-founders vs. Single Founder
$25M + 16% $500M+ 11%

84%
Sole Founder Co-founders
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89%
Sole Founder Co-founders

Age
$25M + $500M+

53%

47%

33% 67%

Younger than 30 Older than 30

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Younger than 30 Older than 30

Repeat Founders
$25M + $500M+ 10% 37% 63% 90%
REPEAT FOUNDER FIRST-TIME FOUNDER
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REPEAT FOUNDER FIRST-TIME FOUNDER

SV Angel TechCrunch DISRUPT NYC

May 23, 2011

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