31 Oct '16, 2am

Is it really cheaper to build a startup now? The data shows it’s actually more expensive...

Is it really cheaper to build a startup now? The data shows it’s actually more expensive...

I’m sure you’ve all heard the same mantra over the last few years – “it’s far cheaper to build a startup now than it was ten years ago.” Usually when someone says this they’re referring to the massive decrease in hosting and development costs which without a doubt are a lot cheaper than they were even five years ago. The problem I have with this statement is that building a business is a whole different can of worms than just getting a good deal on servers and development horsepower. No founder will tell you that building a business is easy, and in fact, many will tell you that there is more competition than ever before. More competition, more investors, more money flowing into startups and the ante has just been upped when it comes to growth. I remember what a friend of mine in the consumer app space said years ago. He said that when he started building apps getting 1 mil...

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