What if those first 22 people did not have the foresight to invest in Amazon?
Here is a great story https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2143375/1994-he-convinced-22-family-and-friends-each-pay of the first 22 people who had the foresight to invest in Amazon, enabling Jeff Bezos and his team to completely change the face of the entire retail industry (and beyond). They were rewarded handsomely for it.
Of course, opportunities like this are rare. Here is the story of an investor who invested in two startups that became unicorns (companies with a valuation of $1 billion or more) https://minutes.co/ive-invested-in-2-unicorns-heres-what-ive-learned-about-identifying-successful-startups-early-on-and-how-you-can-do-it-too/. The lessons he shares may help you pick winners.