How many years does it take to get startups profitable?

The Zuput system features deep research in over 1.5 Million startups in over 350 categories (eCommerce, SaaS, FinTech, AdTech, etc.) from over 173 locations (Cities, countries, regions). Some of the data we collect is public and over 200K startups submit proprietary data each day. We obtain web analytics and email open rate data to revenues and net burn monthly.

Since many angel investors use our platform to manage fund operations, we get questions about aggregate data frequently. One such question is “How many years does the average startup take to get profitable”?

Since there is no “average startup”, we will take a look at the top 5 categories of companies we have on our research platform – eCommerce, SaaS, Mobile applications, Games and Consumer Internet.

As you can see from above from our system, eCommerce startups have taken an average of 1.9 years to get profitable, while Consumer Internet companies took the most time, over 4 years.

While these are averages, and span countries, locations and both funded and not funded startups, another questions is the number of companies this represents. The chart below has the total number of companies in each category for who we have data.

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Author: Munmun

Engineer. Entrepreneur. Mom.

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