Introduction

For years, this question has played in our minds: why do some start-ups defy all odds and become multibillion-dollar successes while many others fail? Is this purely a stroke of luck or is there a science behind the success? If so, what are the common characteristics among successful start-ups and entrepreneurs? To find answers to these questions, we went straight to the source and asked the venture capital investors who were part of some of the most notable successes of our time.

In this book, you will hear leading start-up investment practitioners discuss, in their own words, how they identify promising ideas, markets, products and entrepreneurs, and how they helped build game-changing companies. We explored with them the lessons ...

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