How to evaluate growth stocks like VCs

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Two and a half factors to assess growth investments. This post will cover the following topics: The importance of being in the right market at the right time How hiring and people management is the true source of whether a tech business thrives Why number-crunching alone never tells you the story Sequoia Capital, debatably the most prestigious and best-performing venture capital and growth equity firm on the planet, regularly realizes 10–12 fold returns for the funds. Most venture funds run over approximately 8–12 years. Doing the math, this accounts to 25–40% annual ROI. You can now object Sequoia does not…...

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