The fastest way to understand what may be happening in the future is to be involved with a startup. Founders and investors of startups have a knack for knowing what will happen before it happens. If the future pans out as the company is planning, the investors are paid back, and the money at risk was a good investment.
90% of startup companies will not make it to an initial public offering (IPO). An IPO is not necessary to earn a return on investment. A company will often stay private and make the Founders and investors a profit. Startups have unique risk factors that do not apply to Blue Chip companies. Whenever something is new and exciting, it may disappear as quickly as it came onto the scene.