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As a young person, this is ridiculous. Assuming I was a founder that could afford to hire people, I'd kill to have older and experienced engineers to learn from, and work for me. I don't care if they can only work 9-5 weekdays, that's probably more productive hours than the 80 hr/week young people I see with less experience playing table tennis and mixing social time with work time. Not that I'd reverse-discriminate or anything, but why not favor proven track records over young age as a starting point?

The story about Ionic seems a little ridiculous. And while I sympathize for Stamos, surely there must be more than age being the difference for raising funding. Even if it is a big factor - I can't imagine all VCs being idiots, seeing a better product in an obviously valuable market and then passing.

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