Billion-dollar startups raise founding rounds at a faster cadence

The median billion-dollar startup raised its first round of funding just six months after founding and its second round in less than two years from founding.

Compared to the random group of venture-backed companies, the differences are significant: the median random company took one year from founding to raise its first round, and four years from founding to raise its second round.


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I occasionally add a personal note to them.

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