Everyone talks about startups but almost everyone gets the concept wrong


reported in January 12th (compilation: hunting cloud network balls)

hunting cloud network note: everyone has their own definition of entrepreneurial companies, but the definition of almost all the people are wrong.

if you often read science and technology articles, I will have no trouble to tell you that you may have a wrong understanding of entrepreneurship. Many people in the eyes of the company may be those very small but very fast growth of the company, and is expected to replace those dying, can not stop the giant companies struggling to maintain themselves into decline.

so, what is the real meaning of the start-up company? I will have such a question because there are a lot of companies as a self proclaimed start-up companies, but in fact it can not match. Uber is a startup company?. Is your crazy uncle a start-up company that started his business by sticking to the rocket’s toy accessories?.


consists of 14 year-old technology company, raised $437 thousand, then every month by burning to keep continuous quarter their growth, this company is a start-up company is?.

of course, this is a gray area, so I’ll explain.


everyone has their own definition of start-up companies, but almost everyone’s definition is wrong. Recently, I sent this question to a lot of people, and then got a lot of answers: in the end what is used to define the "entrepreneurial" company, profit?

I asked some venture capitalist ideas, Christopher Calder Epic, an investment adviser, referred to the management structure of the problem; Kleiner Perkins Matt Murphy mentioned profitability; Charles River Rafael Corrales focuses on the growth ability of this point.

if so, Amazon lost a lot of money, Uber has been established for many years, and even a lot of start-up companies in the early stages of the management team structure is very funny. Therefore, the recommendations given by VCs are not reliable.

I think we can use the principle of 50, 100, or 500, the principle that I have proposed. The following is a detailed explanation: if your company to meet any of the following conditions, then it is a start-up company. And you should be aware that it is a technology company looking for or should actively avoid IPO:

50 million ("$50") operating income ratio (first 12 months);

employees in 100;


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