The current game is not optimized. We are getting there with likes of YC, Angellist, and A16z where value add is educating promising founders and their startups and connecting them to customers, partners, and financial capital. But it's still like having to pray to saints or buy one's way to heaven.
We need to save ourselves. We need to learn, network, build communities to help us become more successful.
Our job at SSG is to make everyone care about our startups and figure out ways to fill in the gap. Otherwise, there's no value anyone is adding other than whining. As we talk through issues each startup is facing, we are learning individually and as a group. We are improving every day and eventually will crush everyone in the way.