Startups Fail All The Time, But Many Could Fail Better By Thinking Beyond the VCs and Founders

Hunter Walk
4 min readSep 20, 2023

According to the laws of aerodynamics a bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but no one told it, so it does. This oft-repeated fact is, well, absolutely incorrect, but serves as a nice metaphor for ambitious startups. Probabilities suggest they should fail, but, hey, why not succeed? And experiencing an outlier company — as a founder, as a team member, as an investor — is an absolutely incomparable professional thrill. People love to tell these stories and share lessons learned. But what happens…

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Hunter Walk

You’ll find me @homebrew , Seed Stage Venture Fund w @satyap . Previously made products at YouTube, Google & SecondLife. Married to @cbarlerin .