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  • Venture Capitalist Dmitry Kulish on Business Unicorns and Why Not Chase Them

    There is no startup on the market that would not want to become a business unicorn but very few actually achieve this. What is behind their success: hidden knowledge, skills, or just luck? In a lecture, Dmitry Kulish, a PhD in biology, a professor at Skoltech’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, head of the Innovation Workshop, and venture capitalist, explained why it is harmful to compare your startup to unicorns, why seemingly brilliant ideas tend to fail, and what is behind the success of any innovative product. Here are the main takeaways of the talk.


  • 4 Inspiring Startup Success Stories (And How They Did It)

    In 2013, the Cowboy Ventures founder Aileen Lee coined the term “unicorn” to refer to startups worth $1 billion or more, and the number of such companies is growing every year. For those who want to hear the most promising startups’ success stories, the Future Technologies accelerator has recently hosted a lecture by the marketing expert Dave Vasquez about the likes of Slack, Airbnb, Uber, and Stripe and the marketing strategies that fueled their growth.