Research: The Average Age of a Successful Startup Founder Is 45

Surprise! The most successful entrepreneurs aren’t 20-somethings.

Also fascinating on why VCs tend to prefer younger founders. They had this to say: "VCs are not simply looking to identify the firms with the highest growth potential. Rather, they may seek investments that will yield the highest returns, and it is possible that young founders are more financially constrained than more experienced ones, leading them to cede upside to investors at a lower price. In other words, younger entrepreneurs may be a better “deal” for investors than more experienced founders."


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