Zebras is a complicated metaphor. In France, zebras also define gifted children standing out among the herd, learning their own way through an often painful teenager period.
Interestingly, black and white stripes are zebra’s equivalent of a fingerprint. I like the idea that zebra startups are each a unique combination of business model and social model. It relates to a deeper grassroot reality than a unicorn hunt for the ultimate bounty.
it needs a new kind of VCs. Ones like https://www.newcodeconseil.com/ in France. I’d be interested in a European dazzle. Looking forward to such a promising alternative.