I've been a part-time founder for 1y building a startup. We have a couple hundred users, and are working to improve retention. We're pre-revenue, bootstrapping via personal savings. My cofounder's and my goal was to raise seed, then quit our jobs. But, current schedules are unsustainable: startup (6-9a, 4-9p), Big Tech full-time job (9a-4p), then startup all weekend.
We fear we're not able to allocate the creative energy to our startup cos of demanding BigTech jobs - we're both engineering managers.
Would love to hear when founders went full-time? How did you financially engineer your personal and the startup's situation?