Jennifer & Mara have nailed the testosterone-fueled aggression of the bro-dominated startup world.
Startups, like the male anatomy, are designed for liquidity events. Consider the metaphors: “seed” funding, “up and to the right” trajectories, “acceleration,” “exit.” Paul Graham’s seminal essay “Startup = Growth” argues that explosive growth is the only measure of success. “Making it” means one of two things: go public or sell.
But a startup has about as much chance of making it as a single sperm has of fertilizing an egg.
Go read it, please.