Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2016 brings you all sorts of success and happiness.
As we intrepidly sally forth into the New Year, I thought it would be worth glancing back at the state of startups in 2015 in the hope that a bit of retrospective nous will help us go more boldly into 2016.
San Francisco-based VC firm, First Round, which specialises in providing funding for seed stage tech companies (including Uber, Square and Warby Parker) is my resource for this one. In their concise 2015 review they collect the opinions from hundreds of startup founders with the aim of understanding what it meant to be a member of the community in 2015.
Their insightful review shows what founders think on a variety of questions including:
Will it get easier to raise funds in 2016?
Who is the most admired leader in the startup space?
What’s a startup founder’s biggest fear? And why it’s a mistake…
Here’s the link: State of Startups 2015