How Venture Capitalists Find And Fund Billion-Dollar Companies

Unpacking The Research About How Successful Investors Pick Winners

As a relative newcomer to the venture capital ecosystem, I’m constantly getting questions from friends and startup entrepreneurs about how the venture industry works and how some VCs end up doing so well.

Because I love engaging in these discussions, I try to share interesting articles and reports that I come across whenever possible.

To that end, I have one that I think is worth sharing. A study recently published in Harvard Business Review details how VC investors find early-stage (and unknown) companies that eventually go on to become large, billion-dollar companies.

The researchers interviewed and analyzed 900 investors and shared some interesting findings.

I compiled the key takeaways of the report and summarized it in a Forbes article that I published earlier this week. Take a look and let me know if any results surprised you.

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