I am coming up on my 43rd birthday and my co-founder (21 years old) and I are about to launch our first MVP. We’ve had a resounding response to our beta, driving more than 20K paid users in a week with very little effort, but lots of time iterating on the strategy before bringing users on. I am nearing the end of my patience working for this big conglomerate company with cushy pay and great benefits. I’m willing to get rid of all of that to feel like I am wanted, appreciated, and feel like I am doing something actually worthy with my brain to truly impact a company. I believe in the company having started it based on a personal pain but I have a family to support and this would be a bit of a calculated risk in terms of the startup success (like 99% of them of course). I would likely never have the chance to go back.
Any 40+ folks out there that decided to quit the big company life and decided to just go for it? Good, bad, indifferent experiences? Would you do it again?