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But would you be targeting an sector as attractive to the investors as Google? The investors weren't worrying about the making "just anything" useful or profitable. They wanted Google profits and Google uses.



do you wonder whether I claim to be able to set unrealistic targets and reach them, if so the answer is no.

Besides, sow do you know what where the investors willing? AFAIK, investors are normally willing to invest one hundred now and get one thousand several years later. In other words, investing 33M to get 330M 5 or 10 years later.

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AFAIK, investors are normally willing to invest one hundred now and get one thousand several years later.

Not quite. VC plans on 9 out of 10 deals not working out. So that remaining 1 in 10 has to make enough to pay for the rest. That means that a 10-fold return just breaks even. But it gets worse. For an investment with a 10 year horizon they need to beat alternate investments. If you peg those at 10%/year (compounding annually), then you now need a 25-fold potential return on investment for the fund to have a chance to meet its goals.

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... Why was this modded down?

Is the reasoning wrong, or is there some troll going on that I don't know about? It seems quite realistic to me.

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I wonder the same, perhaps, this is the new HN.

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