WTF is a Startup? (by Vikas Malpani)

A Startup aims at disrupting the status quo in the markets they enter and focuses mainly on top-line growth, hence the mortality rate of such enterprises is very high. They also aim to grow and provide more jobs and capture a large part of the market they are targeting.

An investor defined it very well some time back - A startup is an entity which has a cancerous growth. This pretty much differentiates between a business(dhandha) and a startup.

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