Those magnificent men in their flying machines.

To all of us observing them from terra firma below, the high-flying founders of startups that have achieved escape velocity might seem like demi-gods. Infallible beings who have it all figured out. How to raise hundreds of millions of dollars of funding. How to scale your company to stratospheric heights. How to win friends and influence people.

But this omnipotence is a chimaera.

Ask any marquee founder and she will tell you that even as the startup grows and flourishes, your challenges and questions don’t disappear, they only change in nature.