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The Startups Desk

  1. The most valuable startups founded since 1975: none have been founded since 2004

    Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business schools, and many university scientists and engineers have long believed that disruptions are common and that startups are the reason for these disruptions. But is this true?

    By Jeffrey Lee Funk , written on

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  2. Lessons Learned from Shutdown Startups - Part 1

    There is a newfound appetite for consumer internet products and services. People are exploring what the "new normal" means to them and what products can help them get there. From 2016-2019, it felt like we were at peak app, but today we are downloading apps again.

    By Greg Isenberg , written on

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  3. How the biggest consumer apps got their first 1,000 users

    This was originally posted by Lenny Rachitsky. Subscribe to his newsletter here.

    By Lenny Rachitsky , written on

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  4. The many delusions of Startupland

    There’s a place I call Startupland where everyone has bought into a fever dream. It’s sometimes referred to as Silicon Valley but it broke free of the Bay Area’s geographical boundaries long ago and now exists as a kind of religion where everyone believes they’re the chosen one and business fundamentals don’t apply.

    By Francisco Dao , written on

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