Garry() @garrytan Managing Partner, @Initialized. Earliest investor in @coinbase @instacart @flexport & 100+ more—$36B in startup market cap so far. Forbes Midas List 2019 #21 🚀 Mar. 31, 2019 1 min read

If you are a startup founder and have caught lightning in a bottle, you should know holding on to that is so hard that you must do everything day to day to keep it.

Doing other things like investing will be fun but you will truly feel bad if the light goes out in that bottle

Founders who find product market fit and then subsequently lose it spend years deconstructing what went wrong.

The best you can do is your best. And if you make choices that result in less than your best, you will regret that the most.

Put another way: As CEO are there two to five hours a week of extra things you could do (hiring, sales, management, training) that could move mountains for your business?

Can you compound those extra hours over 10 years for a better outcome?

If yes then don’t invest.

You can follow @garrytan.


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