The formula behind San Francisco’s startup success

San Francisco is home at least 32 startups believed to be at or near the $1 billion threshold, according to Crunchbase data. And, despite being a diverse bunch of companies, analysis of the startup funding, exit, and unicorn creation data has revealed a number of shared traits. You're not likely to replicate their recipe for success "without talent, drive, connections and timing," says Joanna Glasner. If you do have those ingredients however, following the principles she shares here may give your startup a shot at unicorn status.

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