State of Startups Report: 2015

First Round Capital has released their 2015 State of Startups Report. They asked the question "What does it mean to be a startup entrepreneur in 2015?".  The report was designed to share meaningful insights into what it's like to run a startup today. The full report is above. 

The key takeaways from the First Round Capital State of Startups Report 2015 include: 

  1. Most think it won’t get easier to raise funding.
  2. 73% say we're in a tech bubble.
  3. No one has a clue about the IPO market.
  4. Women-led companies are more diversity focused.
  5. Founders see power shifting from entrepreneurs to investors.
  6. Hiring the right people and revenue growth top the list of founder concerns.
  7. Co-founder relationships change with age.
  8. Bitcoin is overhyped while autonomous vehicles are underhyped.
  9. Founders fear long-term failure, but not the short-term mistakes that lead to it.
  10. Elon Musk is the far-and-away most admired leader in technology.

If you are a startup founder let me know on Twitter or in the comments below what you think some of the biggest lessons learned from running your startup in 2015 is.