Venture capitalists reveal the startups that changed everything in the past decade (UBER, SFIX, AMZN, TEAM)
- The past decade was an eventful one for the startup world.
- The rise of smartphones, online marketplaces, the sharing economy, and cheap access to the cloud have enabled entirely new business models — some more successful than others.
- Business Insider spoke with five venture capitalists about the startups that had the biggest impact on the tech world throughout the 2010s.
- They noted that companies like Theranos and WeWork demonstrated the pitfalls of “founder worship” and the pursuit of growth at all costs.
- But startups like Dollar Shave Club and Warby Parker stand out as companies that have successfully built direct relationships with consumers.
- Stitch Fix and Rent The Runway are showing investors the promise of women-led ventures in an industry that grossly lacks diversity, while Shopify and Atlassian have proven that markets outside of Silicon Valley are taking off.
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The 2010s were a wild ride for startups and the investors who pumped money into them.
As the decade kicked off, smartphones were becoming ubiquitous, connecting billions of people to the internet — many for the first time — and paving the way for a …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]