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Chris Dixon writes:

Angry Birds was Rovio’s 52nd game. They spent eight years and almost went bankrupt before finally creating their massive hit. Pinterest is one of the fastest growing websites in history, but struggled for a long time. Pinterest’s CEO recently said that they had “catastrophically small numbers” in their first year after launch, and that if he had listened to popular startup advice he probably would have quit.

The key is to survive long enough to succeed.

There are no overnight successes.

Had no idea Rovio had been around so long. Now they are sponsoring Formula 1!

I think that's every startup's dream. :)

Certainly would be mine! :)

The goal in development of Draw Something was to make an app that was fun, intuititve, and easy to use.

The version that was a hit was the third version of Draw Something, and OMGPOP's 35th game.

Good call, very tenacious.

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