I tell the story of Everpix, which learned the hard way that it takes more than a great product to succeed in Silicon Valley:
The question in the room was whether any of it would come in time. The bills were starting to come due, and there was no money to pay them. Silicon Valley prides itself on being a place where great ideas win, and yet here was an excellent product teetering on the edge of oblivion. "It feels like we're going 100mph into the brick wall," Fan said. "And we're still picking up speed. But we don't know if the wall is going to be there."