WSJ: The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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Interesting piece in today’s WSJ about the higher than advertised VC failure rate.

Excerpt:

“It looks so easy from the outside. An entrepreneur with a hot technology and venture-capital funding becomes a billionaire in his 20s.

But now there is evidence that venture-backed start-ups fail at far higher numbers than the rate the industry usually cites.

About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. don’t return investors’ capital, according to recent research by Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School.”

Read the whole piece here:

http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443720204578004980476429190.html?mod=WSJPRO_hps_MIDDLEFifthNews

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