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About Founder Set
Our mission is that Founder Set helps you thrive in life after your last startup.
After I exited our startup, I faced the inevitable question: What do I do next? The answer was not at all obvious, and there were no good resources to help. I felt the blessings and the curse of having been a founder, I had learned a lot and also felt that maybe I learned too much— the perceived ability to see around certain corners made me question startup ideas in my head (perhaps not giving them enough room to marinate by suspending reflexes of why this idea would not work). There was nowhere for someone like me to figure out what they wanted to do next.
I talked to several repeat founders who faced a similar experience of finding it difficult to figure out what to do next. A few recurring questions I heard from them:
- How do I find a good idea?
- What is a good idea (note the curse of ‘knowing’ too much)
- Is this the best idea for me (how do I not get stuck on a sub-optimal idea)?
- Should I do something similar to what I did or do something in a different problem space altogether?
- How do I get exposed to new environments and experiences so I can expand the range of problem sets?
- How do I find the right folks to work with on my next thing?
- Should I become an investor (is that the right thing for me)?
- My personal/family circumstances have changed from when I did my last startup: How do I think about that?
- How do I get the drive/courage to build again?
- How do I maximize inspiration?
I felt there should be a better way for repeat founders. My hope is that whatever that next path may be, it is wildy fulfilling for you. I would also like to see more founders try to build something impactful again (I know founders bear scars from their prior founder journey, so it is not always easy to take that leap again) but society is better off the more of us take that leap!
Hear from fellow founders and others that will hopefully spark your next thing.