For those of you who may be entering the startup world for the first time, it may be helpful to have some knowledge of the kind of people you’re going to meet. In my short, eight-month journey in Silicon Valley, I’ve met thousands of people in the startup world and had tens of thousands of conversations with them. Yet when I sat down to write this post, I was amazed at how few categories I needed to come up with a decent guide book.
Now, it’s important to note that I am not singling anyone I know out. Everyone who knows me should understand that I have the utmost respect for their style, approach, and dedication. We are all out there trying to make it in Startup Land. I wish everyone I’ve met the greatest success in all their ventures.
It’s also important to mention that these are fuzzy classifications. Most people do not fit squarely into one category entirely or uniquely. Rather, we’re all a blend of different amounts of the categories, with one trait likely being the most dominant.