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Founders with a small exit in their first company were much more likely to build a unicorn in their next, a new study of startups shows

Screenshot of “The Million Dollar Homepage”


Number Crunch

Investors are hot for the business of keeping things cold

The text “$18 billion: The valuation of Lineage Logistics, a company specializing in refrigerated storage Source: The Wall Street Journal” next to the “Number Crunch” logo. Behind the text there is an illustration of icicles.
The text “$18 billion: The valuation of Lineage Logistics, a company specializing in refrigerated storage Source: The Wall Street Journal” next to the “Number Crunch” logo. Behind the text there is an illustration of icicles.


The death of Indie.vc spells the end of a movement that valued steady profits over breakneck growth

Photo: Mimi Haddon/DigitalVision/Getty Images


WHERE ARE THEY NOW

An investigation two decades later

Photo illustration, source: Erik Freeland/Getty Images


The startup’s opportunity is not conference calls, it’s never-ending drive-time radio

The invitation-only audio-chat social networking app clubhouse is pictured on a smartphone
The invitation-only audio-chat social networking app clubhouse is pictured on a smartphone
Photo: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images


You will never be able to take the brand risks, the legal risks, or the partnerships risks that a true startup can

Noam Bardin of Waze. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images


Nick Huber is leading a growing entrepreneurial movement that’s anti-unicorn—and pro-plumbing

A close-up portrait of Nick Huber with 2D illustrations of paintbrushes, buckets, arrows, and hammers surrounding his face.
A close-up portrait of Nick Huber with 2D illustrations of paintbrushes, buckets, arrows, and hammers surrounding his face.
Photo illustration by Rob Dobi for Marker


For many companies, unexpected circumstances became the perfect storm for massive growth

An animation of a man riding a “startup” rocketship with dollar signs upwards on a graph tracking Growth against Time.
An animation of a man riding a “startup” rocketship with dollar signs upwards on a graph tracking Growth against Time.
Animation by Carolyn Figel for Marker


‘Following his Instagram is like taking a master class in launching business ventures’

Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: The Next Level” on December 9, 2019.
Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: The Next Level” on December 9, 2019.
Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/FilmMagic/Getty Images


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