Does Raising $500 Million Make You a Successful Entrepreneur?

The tech guru behind “You Don’t Know Jack!” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” discusses fundraising, valuations, and the importance of doing one thing better than anyone else in the world.

Living in Silicon Valley, it’s impossible to ignore the headlines about valuation and fundraising achievements. Young companies like Uber, Airbnb, and Zenefits have raised huge rounds of capital and achieved massive valuations in very short periods of time. While it could be another tech bubble – there’s plenty of talk about that – it certainly looks like these companies have achieved financial success. But I’ve wondered if we looked under the hood, would we find smoke in mirrors?

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