I got a good, long laugh out of this. This describes the exact opposite of my experience in a startup. None of those things were ever a concern until I worked for a company that already had a revenue stream.
That is, after being an indisputably young startup, the business declines to transition its identity into being a growing small business, and remains a self-described "startup" because it is secretly a huge business that is still in its second or third instar, ready to moult, and to also seem like a cooler place to work than it actually is, now that the HR department has multiple permanent employees.
The emergency all-hands pivot brainstorming meeting just doesn't seem like it can even take place in the same building as all those design discussions and code reviews.
Does anyone else think that "startup" has become a branding strategy rather than a descriptive term?