Being brutally honest, I don’t think I’ve had a single conversation or interview where people are interested or care about my time as a founder. I may as well have been just out of work for 2 years, as they focus their energy and questioning on my corporate career.
She taught me that living is as much about having the will to bring life’s bounty to your table, as it is about finding acceptance in letting go of earthly matter to see that underneath it all, love is always there, like a mother, ready to replenish your plate.
…production facilities doesn’t help in that effort. In fact, it detracts from our core competencies. What makes Hungryroot special isn’t being the best at how to produce food; it’s understanding what food to produce and for whom. To do this better than anyone else requires a relentless focus on the end consumer, not on the manu…
And if you stop and think about it, how surprising is it that it’s wrong? We are biological organisms with thousands of years of evolution geared towards villages of 100, 150 people. What on earth made us think that in the span of a single generation, after a couple generations in cities with lots of people around us but wherein we still didn’t actually know that many people, that we could suddenly jump to a global community? If you think about it, it’s insanity. Is there any evidence our brains and hearts can handle it? Has anyone studied it at all?
This is why celebrating big financings isn’t always such a great thing. Apart from the screwed-up incentives that can arise from overcapitalized companies, each time a company raises money, all prior investors get diluted, which increases the effective post-money of all the earlier dollars.