I Survived Toxic Startup, Here’s the Antidote

Joe Procopio
6 min readApr 30, 2020

I usually talk in very glowing terms about startup life. Sometimes I forget that it can suck.

I’m lucky because, in over 20 years of this entrepreneurial insanity, it’s been rare that I’ve gotten screwed over or been forced to make decisions that I might regret later. But make no mistake, I have indeed ended up with the short end of the deal more than once. I’ve been betrayed both…

Joe Procopio

Multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. NLG pioneer & eService expert. Building TeachingStartup.com & GetSpiffy.com. Uncommon founder. More at joeprocopio.com