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This Early Uber and Pinterest Investor Reveals the Key to Successful Startups

The hard part in startup life actually comes after a company's initial launch.
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The hard part in startup life actually comes after a company's initial launch.

That's the assessment from Scott Belsky, an early investor in Uber and Pinterest and current chief product officer at Adobe (ADBE) - Get Adobe Inc. Report .

Belsky's newest book is aptly titled The Messy Middle.

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Belsky said the initial part of starting a business is when people tend to take big risks and quit their jobs. But soon after, reality sets in, he said, and that's when entrepreneurs how to figure out how to grow their business.