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Can Personality Questionnaires assess who will make a successful startupper?

May 8, 2014

When talking to venture capital firms about online selection tools they often ask if there are some common personality traits shared by successful founders. If there was a “successful startupper personality”, one could easily sift out people less likely to thrive and, so, radically improve the effectiveness of investment decisions – goes the rationale.

As it transpires, there is no universal “startupper profile” that founders would need to live up to or otherwise be doomed to failure. Each project and each team is different, therefore so are the competencies/ personalities required by them.

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