I could spend three hundred and fifty words elaborating on why Pindrop (fraud detection for voice recognition company) has and will continue to have success, but to be blunt, I don't know the team members and the dynamic that runs within the company. I could google information based on what the search engine wants me to see, but I'd rather paint a picture of my perceptions the makings of a successful startup companies. Within this realm of business, three key aspects need to be well covered: internal development, financial aspects, and team members. In terms of internal development, startups should begin with the right resources, ideas, and a crystal clear vision on what product/service they will be delivering to the customer. Companies such as Fed Ex and Amazon knew early on that efficient delivery was ( and still is) a huge commodity and now look where there are. Adding onto internal development, startups must be able to distinguish roles within the workforce. Smaller companies need to minimize their budget and maximize efficiency by hiring members with different skills. Obviously the type of members varies based on the company, but most in today's day and age need specific types of people. The fields involved in this include programming, customer champions (one who makes sure transactions and customer satisfaction is going swimmingly), creative visionaries who can envision and bring a team together even during times of havoc, a financial overseer, and lastly with knowledge in all of those aspects that can effectively lead a team. Like I said before, I haven't researched anything about Pindrop (other than it's description), but I can assure you that startups such as this one possess similar if not exactly the same mindset.