Angel/early-stage tech investor, urban farmer & mom of 3. Soft spot for sustainability, product design, AI and empowering female founders.
The dissonance in identity — the mask a founder needs to wear and the inside reality — pulls a person apart. We are lying to ourselves and that hurts mentally.
Founders have different mental health problems than other taxing professions such as lawyers, consultants, investment bankers, or doctors. Let’s get to the root of why founders are different, and in some aspects worse, and how to fix it.
To summarize: founders are more predisposed to mental illness, they put immense pressure on themselves, and the community adds to the toll. This is not sustainable and not good for anyone.