By Semyon Dukach, for Forbes
As tensions around immigration policy continue to heighten, it is important to recognize the indispensable value immigrants add to the U.S. One under-credited group in particular is immigrant startup founders. While we’ve all heard the famous immigrant success stories of Elon Musk and Sergey Brin, such stories are actually more common than you might think.
Today, more than half of all private startups with billion-dollar valuations have an immigrant founder or cofounder. Why has this group of people generated such disproportionate success in tech entrepreneurship? If we examine the immigration experience itself, we see that the journey of immigration intrinsically arms immigrant founders with advantages that prepare them for success in entrepreneurship.