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Venture Capital is a Game of Outliers – Here are the Numbers / Chances of Success

Venture Capital by Numbers:

Venture Capital business is 100% a game of outliers

  • 4000 venture fundable businesses per year
  • 200 will get by top tier Venture Capital
  • 15 will some day get to $100 million in revenue
  • Those 15 – provide 97% of all the returns for the entire Venture Capital category for the year.
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Jetbrains (Kotlin Creators) Have No VC Funding and Valued at $7 Billion

Great article on Bloomberg about Jetbrains – the company behind the popular programming language Kotlin.

Key numbers:

  • Company is profitable ($200 million EBITDA expect this year)
  • No VC funding from the beginning
  • Valuation $7 billion
  • 1,500 staff (750 in St Petersburg) – Prague HQ

It’s great to hear from other founders who are far more interested in the issue they are trying to fix than the billions of dollars they could be personally making.