Really enjoyed this piece. The culture of an organization in many ways dictates the long-term success of that organization. Especially in a competitive and creative space, such as start-up tech. With so many bright and creative minds looking to work in a start-up you want to make sure, as a founder, you are creating a truly inclusive environment to ensure you retain great talent. Otherwise, that talented individual will likely use their knowledge and creativity with another organization or on their own project.
Thanks for sharing your experience as this is definitely something that can be unintentionally overlooked.