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JAN 07, 2013 - Business Insider

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One Tell-Tale Sign Of A Wildly Successful Startup

Most startups fail. But there is a common thread among some of the most successful startups: Consumers, not investors or tech blogs, find them first. A few examples: Facebook Instagram Pinterest Most recently: Snapchat Facebook was founded in February 2004. It received seed funding, $500,000 seven months later. Then, Facebook already had more than 100 million monthly pageviews and 70,000 users. By the time Mike Arrington wrote about the first TechCrunch article on Facebook, it was in September 2005 and 85% of college students were already using it. Instagram was loved by "normals" before ... Read More

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