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Super Founders: What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups with Ali Tamaseb


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37m · April 18, 2021

Super Founders: What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups with Ali Tamaseb

Ali Tamaseb (@alitamaseb), investor at DCVC and author of Super Founders: What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups joins Erik to discuss:- His learnings from gathering data on unicorns and comparing them to a random selection of startups that didn’t succeed.- Why the age of a founder doesn’t correlate to success.- Why successful founders aren’t necessarily solving personal problems and are often going through a deliberate ideation process.- How data could make someone a better investor.- Why competition is actually good for startups.- Why successful founders are often opportunistic.- Why there is resistance to these conclusions.- Why being a solo founder doesn’t make you less likely to succeed.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley.

  • @Martin-Ferrari only worth listening if you’re interested in knowing what founders need to create a company based on data we have now

    2 months ago·
  • Age is less important for success but the amount of projects you’ve started before is a much greater factor

    2 months ago·
    2 months ago·
  • Great episode for data behind success. Would love a short blog with every stat he mentions... @Theo-Ricketts @Alex-Denne @Eamonn @Nicolas

    2 months ago·

    Let’s read his book when we start our VC 😄

    2 months ago·1 like·

    @Nicolas solid plan 🦄

    2 months ago·
  • Interesting that it defies the zero to one philosophy of creating a new category to reach billion dollar biz. Although doesn’t mention the amount of capital required or prior success in relation to then starting it.

    2 months ago·

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