This analogy helps if you’ve watched or read the Life of Pi.
Founding a startup is like being SHIPWRECKED from day one.
The minute you start you’re trying to survive, alongside a starving tiger no less.
The hyena & orang utan are perhaps the co-founders that bravely started that crazy journey with you.
The zebra, your trusting 1st investor, surely gets eaten at some point.
Getting funded, which gets all the sexy press, is like hitting a jackpot of flying fish — it just delays what could be the inevitability of a lonely death in the high seas.
But boy, it is indeed as exciting as seeing a luminescent pool of fish at night.