I had heard about them from other founders before I decided to take the leap of faith. However, now that I am actually in the middle of building a startup I am experiencing the myself and to be honest they are not very pleasant. Especially during the fundraising process. Any ideas on how to deal with them?
You don't need a therapist, you need a coach - not a well-meaning collection of friends - but a coach who knows how to support the business and emotional needs of a growing business and its leaders.