US VC backed startups in 1998 grew revenue 63% per year on average. In 2014, the median startup grew at 85% CAGR before going public.
More impressively, newer startups must be 5x larger than 15 years ago before going public. In 1998, the median IPO-bound startup reported $11.8M in revenue in their S-1 (inflation adjusted dollars). In 2014, a startup needed $54M. Withthe two venture backed IPOs though August 1, 2015, the trend shows no signs of abatement. Read more: http://tomtunguz.com/startup-growth-rate-all-time-high/?utm_content=buffer06b9b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer