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October 29, 2015

Lists of 36 US software start ups ,with a valuation of $1 billion and above

US Start ups based on cloud that are among the are the top 10 biggest software start ups with highest valuation

the complete list  of US based software start ups with equity and VC funding that are worth more a billion USD .Among the top 3 are PALANTIR and DROPBOX

As of October 2015:PALANTIR
Latest valuation:$20.0b (October 2015)
Total equity funding:$1.6b
Valuation-to-funding: 12.8 to 1

As of October 2015: DROPBOX
Latest valuation:$10.0b (January 2014)
Total equity funding:$607m
Valuation-to-funding: 16.5 to 1

October 7, 2015

July 29, 2015

10 things about Bain Capital and its legacy and its investments


 What you did not about Bain Capital : know these 10 trivia facts  and how  the company is incubating several start up companies

They list of top 20 bains investment"

Bain Capital

  1. Year in which it was  Founded :1973, 
  2. Number of full time employees : 900+
  3. Investor capital  Bain manages  as of date : :$75billion
  4.  Bain Capital was founded in 1984 by Bain & Company partners Mitt Romney, T. Coleman Andrews III, and Eric Kriss, 
  5.  Bain Cap specialises in : private equity, venture capital, credit products 
  6. Investments  across industries :Bain Capital invests across a range of industry sectors and geographic regions. 
  7. Bains Total Assets: $66,000,000,000 
  8. Initial Investment Funding Raised $37,000,000
  9. Earliest Bain's investment : earliest and most notable venture investments was  "Staples, Inc., the office supply retailer. 
  10. Bains  acquisitions and investments : Along with Thomas H. Lee Partners, acquired Experian, the consumer credit reporting business of TRW Inc., in 1996 for more than $1 billion.

July 26, 2015

these are startup business verticals that survives till the 4th year

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" why 70% start ups fail: 10 reasons"

These are the top 10 Reasons  according to start ups on why new business fail

These are the Industry verticals in  Percentage which are  still operating after 4 Years

  1. Finance Insurance and Real Estate :58 % 
  2. Education and Health 56 % 
  3. Agriculture 56 % 
  4. Services 55 % 
  5. Wholesale 54 % 
  6. Mining 51 % 
  7. Manufacturing 49 %
  8. Construction 47 % 
  9. Retail 47 % 
  10. Transportation, Communication and Utilities 45 %
  11. Information 37 %
In terms of industry statistics there are no concrete research and data about how many start ups fails every year , but generally according to  investment banking and Venture funding firms

The common rule of thumb is that of 10 start-ups, only three or four fail completely. Another three or four return the original investment, and one or two produce substantial returns. The National Venture Capital Association estimates that 25% to 30% of venture-backed businesses fail.

According to a recent Harvard Study 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.

Another find was  a majority of start ups fail because of single one reason. Not knowing how to scale up. The second reason is a concept which is ahead of its time , while  a few VCs which spoke to spends spoke too " were unanimous in their views that they are willing to fund business that are ahead of its time, however it needs to scale up.. irrespective of the product is niche or mass c

April 21, 2015