500 Startups keeps 20% failure rate after 6 years: Khailee Ng

500 Startups keeps 20% failure rate after 6 years: Khailee Ng

Khailee Ng (left) and Ashraf Sinclair (right) posing for picture at a media gathering in Jakarta.

Is it true that investing in early-stage startups has a 90 per cent risk of failing? Not in the case of 500 Startups, the VC firm claims. Recent analysis of the company’s first and second funds’ performance shows that only 20 per cent of portfolio had died within six years.

Another 20 per cent have not raised additional funding yet, but still alive. And the rest of them, by varying degrees or percentages, have gone all the way up to become unicorns or exits.

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