These 3 graphs show that successful founders don't drop out, and Peter Thiel is wrong
Joyce Park stashed this in Tech biz
Finally someone gets some decent data about successful startup founders. The conclusions aren't a super slam-dunk, but let's not forget that Thiel himself is doing a big old "do as I say, not as I did"... I mean, the Paypal posse is practically Exhibit A for meeting your lifelong business homies in college!
I always suspected this to be true: "The overwhelming proportion of founders begin a company they after turn 30."
Many startup founders fail a few times before becoming successful. This will necessarily make them older. The report assumes that this kind of failure is not as valuable as going to college or working for a big company prior to beginning a startup.