创业公司丢了它’s meaning!

 

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初创公司,这个术语像技术泡沫中的资金一样分散,但它的真正含义是什么却失去了它’s original meaning.

The standard belief is that a 启动 is a small company with potential for excessive growth with the cumulative goal of it becoming the next tech titan.

但是,这真的正确吗?如果是这样,应否将广大科技公司归为以下类别:‘startup’? Is Airbnb really a 启动 still? Hell no.

因此,如果认为像Airbnb和Uber这样的人失去了设计师‘startup’状态,真正的‘startup’ in today’s tech sector? Well everyone has very different definitions, however, it is my belief that a company may be judged to be a 启动 based on three different criteria:

  1. Valuation: If a company is worth more than $250 million, leave your 启动 status at the door.
  2. Revenue run rate: If this exceeds $35 million, sack the 启动 name 和 call yourself a tech company.
  3. 员工人数:如果您有超过100名员工’是时候开始瞄准或避免迫在眉睫的IPO了。

但是,如果您不超过这些限制。好工作。您可以打开启动标志,以供所有人查看。仅举一个例子,Timehop​​有11人组成的团队,在上一轮融资(2014年5月)中,据报道其估值为2亿美元。做得好Timehop​​,您正式还是一家创业公司。