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Dare to do legendary things

Mike Maples Jr., co-founder of the venture capital firm Floodgate, explains what entrepreneurs can learn from the very few technology startups that achieve hyper-exceptional success and market disruption. The Silicon Valley veteran urges tomorrow's innovators to "only do things that you think have a chance to be legendary" – because it takes just as much work to do something mediocre.

Companies that top their category don't just sell more product than their competitors, they likely created the category and made people see the world in a new way, according Mike Maples Jr. of Floodgate, which has invested in groundbreaking startups such as Lyft, TaskRabbit and Twitter. He points to how Apple essentially created the categories of digital-music players, smartphones and tablets.

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