Is a startup a company that has just started? Is it a smaller version of a large corporation? Is a startup a tech company necessarily and is every new tech company a startup?
With some startup or the other raising eye-popping investments from big venture capital firms every other day, there’s a lot of interest in and noise around startups. And there’s an equal amount of confusion as to what they really are. This article takes a look at all the things that make a startup a startup, beginning with answering the question: What is a startup company?
Table of Contents
A. Definitions of a startup (including under the Startup India initiative)
B. Difference between a startup and a small business
C. Difference between a startup and a mature company
D. Features of a startup
- Growth intent
- Business model
E. Common questions about startups
- Are only tech firms considered startups? Is every tech company a startup?
- How do startups get funding? Does every startup need external funding?
- How many founders should a startup have?
- What are the stages of a startup?
- When does a startup stop being a startup?
- What is a unicorn startup?