Oh Penny, I Am so sorry to hear about your experience! This was very difficult to read. Thank goodness there are more genuinely honest founders than there are not. I feel that writing this article would not only be cathartic but it would be a turning point for You! You can teach this stuff now- create a whole new set of standards both for #StartUpFounders and those who choose to work with them. That point on burn rate is so approps. When I read about these guys spending all this money before they make it only one question comes to mind:- How can You spend what You do not have?
I Am sending You positive vibes.