Ben Horowitz: The Struggle


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This is a very good post from the co-founder of Andreesen Horowitz, one of the most influential venture capital firms going at the moment. He describes in detail what it feels like to be at the helm of a startup that is not going as expected. It’s very visceral, and will be familiar to many, many entrepreneurs. Admittedly, it’s not altogether original — this kind of subject matter is a staple of just about every startup-centric blog — but the phenomenon he describes can be so challenging that it’s worthwhile to see the same ideas resurface periodically. And, yes, a lot of what Horowitz writes here is familiar to me from the past year or so of running Mixel. I plan on writing more about this soon, but in the meantime you can read the entirety of Horowitz’s post here.