Startup success factors

Market timing is crucial to the success of any startup. Many with visionary ideas fail because they are too early and the market is not ready. Others, with great ideas, fail because of poor execution, which makes them too late to take advantage of the market.

Idealab founder Bill Gross recently gave a TED2015 talk and confirmed this in a more systematic study, concluding that timing is the single greatest factor, ranking above execution, business model and funding, in determining the success of a company.

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