The Epidemic of Depressed Startup Founders

And What Stakeholders Should Know

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How many Startup Founders have experienced depression?

It’s an occupational hazard.

Why is depression not talked about in the Startup ecosystem?

It’s a taboo subject.

It’s a growth industry, but there isn’t enough support out there for people who have these issues.

What advice would you give to someone who is struggling with depression?

Don’t try and put on an act like everything is fine.

Founder of Cudy Technologies (, a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and investor.