As the year wraps up, it’s abundantly clear that everyone is BURNED OUT. It’s a combination of typical end-of-year overwhelm, the exhaustion of existing during a dramatic and difficult year while still trying to achieve success, and the knowledge that despite recent hopeful news about vaccines, it’s clear that social distancing will continue. It’s been a very hard year, and while there is a light at the end of the tunnel, it’s going to take some time and struggle to get there.

At our latest All Squad Leadership Circle, as each of our portfolio company leaders shared their current focuses and challenges, everyone ended their discussion of sales successes and communication difficulties with the same note — “and everyone’s pretty worn out.” …


Arianne Price

Political staffer turned MBA student. Interests include startups, feminism, cats.

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