In January of 201X, he was sure his company was going out of business after 6 long hard years.
In May of 201X (same year), XXXXXX (titan we all use all the time) bought his company for $40M.
Hang in there, keep pushing, make progress, stay sane. Get up the next day and do it again.
Welcome to StartupVille.
Happy to answer any questions or feedback anyone has.