Optimum age to be a successful entrepreneur is 45

The tech industry, and tech VCs, act as if the most successful age for starting a tech business is someone in their 20s. The tech sector tends to view most who are past age 30 to 35 as ancient history. But an academic study find’s that…

Silicon Valley’s idea of successful young entrepreneurs is all wrong.

Source: This is the optimum age to be a successful entrepreneur – MarketWatch

The study found that older entrepreneurs were more likely to deliver a successful “exit” (go public, or sell the company) and that founders in their early 20s have the least likelihood of building “top-growth” businesses. Founders in their mid 40s to early 50s are more likely to generate top returns.