Non-capital resources like working space, proximity to universities and strong networking opportunities count for a lot. : Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors. Even with the most generous possible accounting, it’s estimated that at least 70 percent of tech startups will eventually flame out. Yet startups are raising more capital than ever before. When the dust settles, it’s expected that venture capitalists will have pumped over $100 billion into the U.S. market last year. With so much money available, why aren’t startup success rates going up?