What you would say if you were being 100% truthful: I haven’t a fucking clue. Five years is a lifetime in tech. The average time spent with each company in the UK is approximately 4 years so honestly, I’ll probably be working for your competitor for way more money and spend my days bitching about how shitty life was at my last job.
I was deciding whether this venture was worth committing to another year of 70+ hour weeks. I need a higher level of certainty than investors do because my time is more valuable to me than their money is to them. Investors place bets in a portfolio of companies, but I only have one life.