A rose by any other name is still a rose, but when is a venture “startup” really a startup?
Is a startup when a venture is just an idea and nothing else, or is it when an entrepreneur has developed a product, such as a cure for cancer, or is it a 6-year-old venture that has 10 banks and 25 fintech firms as customers, has 750+ employees, and has just received institutional venture capital (VC).
Business publications seem to have jumped on a bandwagon to call every venture funded by VCs as a startup, even if they have billions in valuation and revenues. The problem
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