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In April 2017 published an article Will Gornalla from the University of British Columbia and Ilya Strebulaeva Stanford called "We bring venture business assessments to reality." In it, scientists analyzed the estimates of more than hundreds of world-famous companies (including technological ones) with an estimate of one billion dollars or more (the so-called "unicorns").
It turned out that these estimates do not always correspond to reality and can be repeatedly overstated. We publish the main findings of this study.
Since the days of a Gold Rush a little has changed in the rating of high-risk enterprises by the man. A half century later, still in the same California is the Silicon Rush epicenter.
Here are in the photo San Francisco in XIX century and today.
How great and wonderful is the world of information technology! Every week I read all kinds of the news that out there is one billion of Web pages that each group of kindergarten has its own website and we run out of IP addresses! Free iPads are given out to the students and all African children have $ 100 laptops. In general, this information is overwhelming! Thanks to Wikipedia we will not look like a fool on the forums and the social networks.
Today we can work and have fun online. Internet allowed a young boy from Siberian village to work on the Large Hadron Collider, and thousands of talented people have opened their gifts thanks to YouTube. Is not it great?