Test the myth of tech companies' 'rocket-ship' growth

Many assume that successful technology companies tend to experience rapid and explosive growth, embodied in the notion of the "rocket ship"–a company that reaches a $50 million valuation in just a few years. This analysis shows that there's more fantasy than reality to this idea. It visualizes the revenue of the top 100 publicly-traded technology companies from a common baseline of their first year of operations. Browse the data to find many familiar companies.