We don't have the answers.
We're just asking the question.


What happens when everyone around you is apparently 'crushing it', but you feel like the one being crushed? 

What does it feel like to consistently lie about the status of your project, even to yourself?

What warning signs would Silicon Valley veterans like Paul Graham look for, and what can we learn from his unmatched experience helping young founders through 'The Trough of Sorrow'?

Risking everything on a crazy idea might sound cool from the outside or look super fun on Instagram, but we understand it can also be really friggin' tough.

You have to 'fake it til you make it', right? Don't worry, we get it. We've lived that mantra, and we know the toll it can take on teams of all ages and backgrounds.

Sadly, depression doesn't discriminate.

So after recently hearing about yet another startup founder committing suicide, we decided to pose a simple question:


Is mental health a major issue in startup culture?

Unlike many young entrepreneurs eager to consistently exceed the expectations of investors, media, family, friends and co-workers, these numbers cannot lie.

Over 85% of respondents agree that
mental health is a major issue in startup culture

We think that's a pretty big deal. 

So if you think this is an important topic to be investigated, we ask that you do 2 simple things.


Answer 3 simple questions

30 seconds max. You can remain completely anonymous if you prefer, none of the questions are mandatory.

Share this with a friend 

In order for this to become a valuable piece of research, we need lots of people to share their opinion. Plus, friends are cool.