A former Microsoft guy, Marcelo Calbucci, dreamed up and launched a web place called Sampa. It was a place where you could build your own website, blog site, picture place, etc. It crashed and Marcelo closed the doors this week. We can ignore all the of the autopsy, Monday morning quarterback stuff like timing, competition, etc.
For this post, I want to send you to his two blog posts on the death of his startup. If you are working on a startup they are a good read.
My view pre/post VC view remains the same. Taking the shot and ‘failing’ means hopefully gaining a wealth of experience that will make round two a better shot. I salute you Marcelo, as I wade through my own code, projections, and presentation material at 1am. I salute you as an experienced startup guy, not a failure.
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