How is a startup like a teenager?

…because there’s nothing I love more than an overstretched analogy.

Here’s the list so far:

  • Both are messy
  • Both are (sometimes embarrassingly) earnest
  • Neither really knows what they want to be doing in 5 years (/next year)
  • They’re both constantly trying to convince their parents(/investors) they need some more money
  • The money they do get they spend on weird decorations for their room and video games
  • They can’t understand why the world doesn’t see their incredible uniqueness
  • They hate meetings but love playing pool
  • They are always im-ing each other
  • They are obsessed with how much they’ve grown
  • I’m going to add to this list as I go incorporating any comments I like.
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