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NF alum Benjamin Alarie discusses when a tech company is no longer considered a startup?

Jun 08, 2018

In this article, six founders share their thoughts on the factors that determine when a company that began as a startup is no longer considered a startup.

Teenagers stop being teenagers when they turn 20. Some people in their 20s and 30s may still have a teenage mentality, or even act like teenagers occasionally, but that doesn’t make them teenagers.

By the same token, there are specific factors to consider when determining whether a company is a startup or not, and saying you have a startup mentality does not make you a startup.

In order to clearly establish what these startup-defining factors are, these six founders shared their thoughts*, and the resulting criteria are listed below.

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