There’s one place on earth where billionaires are made as frequently as sandwiches — Silicon Valley. The startup hub can be likened to a cocoon where a caterpillar metamorphoses into a butterfly. The only difference is, in the startup haven, the process doesn’t last long. It’s almost instant. But even though it is quick, when you take a closer look, inside the rock star is an ordinary man. His main advantage is an extraordinary drive to succeed.

In this infographic, produced by San Francisco-based startup organization Funders and Founders, a common systematic progression can be found in the making of startups that begins with choosing a product and ends with selling shares.

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic) by Catherine Clifford via Entrepreneur

Featured photo credit: How to make money the startup way/http://fundersandfounders.com/ via entrepreneur.com

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