I Nearly Died Laughing When a VC Told Me the #1 Metric He Uses For Deciding Which Startups to Fund

You’ll be surprised by the kind of research it requires

Aaron Dinin, PhD
The Startup
Published in
5 min readJan 19, 2023

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As anyone remotely involved in the startup ecosystem understands, investing in startups is extremely risky. Simply put, most people would be better off going to Vegas and playing blackjack than writing a…

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Aaron Dinin, PhD
The Startup

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @ aarondinin.com