But I don’t think most startup founders actually have such a narrow definition of success. I don’t think they actually think as much about what the end goal looks like as they do about how to relieve some of the hardship of starting. That’s completely understandable, but it also makes them easy prey for startup accelerators.
That print isn’t in the contract, but rather in the indoctrination. You’re not just selling 7% of a startup idea, you’re selling, potentially, the next 10+ years of your life to a very particular startup paradigm. Are you sure you’re fully understanding the terms?