What is a Startup? How can we Define It ? Lets Know About The Most used young Businesses Term “startup”. from definition,history to Future of startup.
Lets Get Roll into The Juice
A Startup is Defined As a young Company Which Is Not Yet in Public or Marketplace/is not Providing Any Product Or Service In Full Stack.
But is In Production/improvisation Stage or Even In Idea ion stage Started With Initial Funding From friends and Family for Prototyping.
Started By founder (the idea producer) & One Or More Co-founders(improvisers) termed as Entrepreneurs Came Up With a Unique Idea On A product Or A Service.
The Term Startup Is First Used in 1976 By Forbes Business Magazine.
Some Popular Quotes By Startup’s Founder
- “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas Edison, Co-founder of General Electric and Inventor of the light bulb.
- “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki, Co-Founder of Alltop and renowned entrepreneur
- “The very best startup ideas have three things in common: They’re something the founders themselves want, that they themselves can build, and that few others realize are worth doing. Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo Google, and Facebook all began this way.” – Paul Graham, Co-Founder of Y-Combinator
THINKING OF STARTING YOUR STARTUP?
WHAT IS THE CRITERIA OF A STARTUP? OR WHAT IS CONSIDERED A STARTUP?
LETS CRACK THEM INTO POINTS
- A Startup Is Not a Small Business.
- Startup Does Not Have A business Model Or Plan And They are looking for it To Implement For Their Unique product/service To Reach The Marketplace In Considerable Scale.
- They Are On Testing their Product/Services In the beta Market and Troubleshoot or Improve Their Product.
- Operating On the Funds Provided By Angel Investor,venture capitalists or Self Funds.
- They Fully/Focus on Their Product testing,improvising For Rapid Growth In the Real Market.
- Unique Or Unproven Product Or Service Trying To Become An Entity.
What Is Not A Startup or Startup’s Product/services.
- A Well Established Company launching new product/services
- A Business With Business Model Or Already Having Customers In the Market.
- A Company Having History or Profit to Show
- A Business/product/services That Already Exist And Looking For More Funds.
TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW IN STARTUP
For any startup business, the basic requirement is money, in order to launch a product/service to the market. which is considered a financial investment in a startup to cover up product development, office space, inventory, or any other expenses. this investment can occur from any of the sources-owners funds, friends and family, banks, venture capitals, crowdfunding. as a startup, you need a prior plan on funding for what you are raising fundings.
A wealthy individual or company who provides startup capital for a startup or new business. This could be a one-time investment to help the startups in the early stage of struggles. they offer the funding in exchange for an ownership stake or convertible debt. The typical investment of these angels would be around $25,000 to 500,000.
Incubation is a special program that helps young startups in their initial growth and success. They assist the startups in setting up the resources such as office space, equipment, accounting, and legal help(free or discounted), training, mentor-ship, and internet services.
These incubation’s are generally non-profit organizations associated with universities, business schools, and alumni. The incubation program usually takes time to process the application of commitment.
An exit strategy is not really a strategy. It is the process plan a business owner takes up to sell his/her ownership in a company to the investor or another company or an exit plan is used by the investor to exit from an investment when a business is non-profit or when the objective of the investment is met. with this the business owner has a way to reduce or less his stakes in a business, he/she makes a profit if it is successful. if the business is not successful, an exit strategy plan will help the owner to limit losses.
The valuation of a company is that the worth/value of the company. in the perspective of early-stage investors, he per-validates the exit size value of the company before making an investment in the startup so that what we will be the worth of the company at exit time. The valuation of a developed business will be different as it considers the growth rate of the business.
History Of Startup Grown As Successful Business
Lets Talk About The 3 Popular Startups Grown Into A Successful Businesses Or Multi-National Companies.
As the discussion is on startup-lets see three different startups -Uber, Airbnb, and Instagram have started their business.
2009, a 27-year-old Kevin Systrom, who loved his bourbon and whiskey so much that he built an app called burbn. that’s where the idea of Instagram came from.
Initially, the burbn was made to make people plans, check into locations that are good for a drink, and share the photos. firstly he gave it to friends to use it. March 2010, a crucial turning point for Kevin, on a startup launch party of silicon valley called a hunch, he met the investors there and showed the prototype of burbn app.
the investors were impressed by the app. After the first meeting, Kevin gained faith and decided to quit his job and completely focused on bourbon. quickly within a span of 2 weeks, he raised $500,000 in seed funding from the venture capitalists.
with this money, he started a group by Brazilian 25-year-old Mike Krieger co-founder. both started to look at what they have that did everything from checking to photos.
they started to focus only on photos. built a prototype photo-sharing app, but built an awful and went back to burbn version and renamed it as an Instagram. launched it on Monday and gained followers 25,000 and piled as top photo-sharing app on the same day.
2007, San Francisco, two guys Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia who were unemployed and they have the problem of paying rent. and found that all the hotel rooms in the city were booked and the local industrial design conference attracted more visitors.
These guys found an opportunity and they rented 3 air mattresses on the floor to people serve breakfast. They made a simple website blog with maps “airbedandbreakfast.com”. surprisingly, 2 men and women showed up paying 80$ each.
After the guests left they thought this could be a big idea. their former roommate Nathan, the co-founder, developed build a site and launched it at SXSW and got 2 bookings. for funding they have sold “Obama O’s” cereal before the election, for 40$each, they made $30000 as first money.
They were making $200/week not growing, then they realized photos of places were not pretty .they went door-to-door in new York city and took photos of listed houses. made $400k/week and started to grow and its valuation is $10 Billion.
2008, Paris, two friends Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp on a snowy night found themselves not finding a cab, that’s where the idea originated by asking themselves “what if we could get a taxi with a simple typing on our mobile”.in 2009, the prototype of uber was built. around 2010, with 3 cabs in new York started its service.
may,2010 it has officially launched uber cab in San Francisco. The very first seed funding is from the founders Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick was 200k in, 2009, it has picked up $1.25million by 2010. from then it has a series of 14 investors.
Although Uber does not have its own cars,
Uber drivers use their own cars to provide cab services
pay a percentage of each rate received on commission to Uber. even though they have faced many allegations in the mid, they have tackled these allegations and they are making progress as a successful startup. now, uber operates in 65 countries and 700 cities.
The Average Number Of STARTUPS Per Year
On an Average 4-5 Startups are Born Everyday in The World.As of 2018 the Startups In only India Are Around 50,000 and Stands As Third Largest Startup Ecosystem(a city Bangalore Is The Best Place To Start one) stated in its official website
Where USA And China Stands As First And second Positions With Rapid Growth Rate
its growing in large Scale 11,200 – 15,300 of these are technology led startups.
But However The Average Success Rate Of The Startups Is Only 10-20%
With The Increase In Knowledge & Awareness of Being Creative Youth Just Started Falling In Love With This Startups ideas & the Way It Works
Most OF The Startups Are Found By Youth aged 25.
So that’s all about a startup’s Definition history & Stories Hope You All Liked The Content.In Series To This We Are Going To Write More Content On
- How To Build Your Idea Into A Startup
- Small Startup Ideas
- Process Of Starting A Startups In India (all The Required Info From Documentation To Funding)
- How a Small Business Is Different From Startup
- Guide For Young Entrepreneurs
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