I definitely agree with your points. A lot of this comes down to a fundamental issue about how we judge value. Startup value is tied to money. While I'm not saying that's good or bad, I'd just point out that, so long as "value === money" in VC calculus, the people who are going to create the most value are the people who are going to do so at the expense of other things.

Aaron Dinin, PhD

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