Founders shouldn’t have to choose between sanity and perseverance

by Ana Lopez

Hello, and welcome back to Equitya podcast about the business of startups, where we unravel the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.

This is our show on Wednesday, where today we focus on a group of experts, reflect on their work and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha spoke to a founder, a psychiatrist, and a venture capitalist about founder mental health, a topic that has been a conversation in Silicon Valley for as long as we can remember. The theme has been given new impetus by the start-ups and downturns of businesses in general, and exacerbated by a bank failure that some people are still reeling from.

It’s time to check in. Here’s who we talked to for today’s show:

This is, of course, a conversation we want to continue. If you have a story you’d like to share, or if there’s an angle you think we’ve overlooked when it comes to talking about mental health in the entrepreneurial world, email us at equitypod@

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