Web/mobile startup guy + seed-stage investor @ Founders Co-op, Seattle, Stanford GSB, Yale / Y150
(This post first appeared on my personal blog, crashdev.com; many readers liked it and suggested I repost it here)
Startup founders are like sponges.
Startup culture fetishizes simplicity.
In products, business models and founder narratives, points are given for clean lines and beveled edges, and deducted for rough spots, long explanations and run-on sentences.