How Well 11 Startups Justify Their Worth

A totally unscientific analysis of the latest buzz-worthy startups joining the billion-dollar valuation club, ranked from least to most justified.

“How much will my stocks be worth in 5 years?” was the question the senior corporate executive asked the CEO of a startup. “I don’t think my stocks are worth anything now, so I want a big salary raise considering the fact that I’ll be spending the next few very productive years of my working life with you” was the refrain from a senior manager of a young startup. “What will your exit valuation be” asked the junior VC partner to the entrepreneur as if anyone had the answer!

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