The other day I watched a startup CEO pitch, and his story sounded too good: “There are huge exits in my industry, a few IPOs, everyone uses this technology now, 5 similar companies in the world do really well and one is worth $1b”

“We started out 6 months ago and already have a great technology.”

While he convinced me that this is probably an attractive sector of the technology market to invest in, he also did not answer the elephant in the room question, “Are you arriving too late at the party?”

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