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It has never been easier to start a company, and never harder to build one.

After Rocky Year for Start-Ups, Investors Are Pickier" via The New York Times

While I understand what David Lee of SV Angels is trying to say, hasn’t this always been the case?  The challenge has always been in scaling a startup to a size where the investment potential can be realized.  It is true that launching a tech startup has never been easier and the volume of apps and websites has significantly expanded.  However, there is a lot of rubbish out there that quickly falls away.  For those startups left standing, even with boatloads of VC funding, it is a huge challenge to find the right model to lock in on sustainable growth at a rate that justifies the valuation.

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