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It's start up life, iterating off VC money. Fail fast also means fire fast.

Is it even possible to call Stack Exchange a startup anymore?

It definitely is, they dont have a solid monetization plan, consistently pivot/iterate product ideas and take quite a bit of VC money. It's something that has gone from MVP and is trying to transform into a real business.

Sometimes you just Robin Hood your VCs to build something wonderful to give to the world.

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