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Do Not Invest in Startups That Sell Dollar Bills for 90 Cents



(p. B12) There is a joke in Silicon Valley that startups can have a booming business if they sell dollar bills for 90 cents--that is, until they run out of dollar bills. A bike-sharing crash in China shows the folly of taking such startups too seriously now that venture capital is drying up.


For the full commentary, see:

Jacky Wong. "Startups in China Face a Cash Crunch." The Wall Street Journal (Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2018): B12.

(Note: the online version of the commentary has the date Dec. 27, 2018, and has the title "Time Is Running Out for Unprofitable Chinese Startups." The second sentence quoted above, follows the wording of the online, rather than the slightly different print version.)






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