Paul Graham is part of YCombinator (a USA venture capital firm).
He has written a number of posts that I thought applicable to my fellow Silicon Cape Members. I hope you find the links useful.
The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups: https://www.paulgraham.com/startupmistakes.html
What Startup Are Really Like: https://www.paulgraham.com/really.html
Just 2 of a number of essays he’s written that I recommend reading from https://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html