Having a cool technology that gets acquired is very different from building a sustainable business.
Nothing wrong with it, but it's a very different achievement.
The main job of a startup CEO is:
"Congratulating an entrepreneur for raising money is like congratulating a chef for buying the ingredients."
Once you hit the startup scene, no matter what city you are in, you'll notice one thing:
Remember, the founders, funders and people connected to even an awful startup can help you.
Be nice. Be honest. It pays off.