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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 www.villageglobal.vc 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. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
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·