Dear Fellow Founder,
We are thinking of you, our fellow founder who is raising money while also raising a family. These songs and this message is for you.
Sometimes you will feel alone.
Sometimes you will feel like you are the only person who has ever started a company while growing a family. The only person whose open tabs are a BabyCenter article on toddler sleep regression and a YouTube explainer on how to set vesting schedules.
But you are not alone.
We created something for you…
Click here to listen to a playlist where each song was chosen by a founder that has raised money while also raising a family.
We hope you blast this in your headphones as you walk into a funding meeting while rubbing a baby in your belly.
We hope you press play on this while you are practicing your pitch in the carpool line.
We hope these songs lull you to sleep on the NY-SF redeye while double-checking in your head that you registered the six-year-old for soccer.
With every beat of these songs, we hope you feel all of us, founders that have raised capital while raising children, cheering you on.
A rising tide lifts all boats.
Thank you for helping us change the shoreline.
The Other Boats
P.S. Are you raising a fellow founder who is also raising money while raising a family? We want your song, too. This playlist is never done being updated → firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full List of Songs and Founders:
“Top Knot Turnup” by Madame Gandhi
- Contributed by: Hitha Palepu, Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals
“Shake if Off” by Taylor Swift
- Contributed by: Margot Schmorak, Hostfully
“Roar” by Katy Perry
- Contributed by: Allyson Downey, Stellar Reviews
“I Lived” by BYU Vocal Point
- Contributed by: Erin Beck, Wana
“Redbone” by Childish Gambino
- Contributed by: Sunny Washington, Because Learning
“Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé
- Contributed by: Laura Farnsworth, Sitsterapp
“Nine to Five” by Dolly Parton
- Contributed by: Elizabeth Durand Streisand, Broadway Roulette
“Just Like Fire” by P!nk
- Contributed by: Molly Beck, Messy.fm
“Here Comes the Change” by Kesha
- Contributed by: Amy Husted, Komae