Do your research, know your users, understand your partners interests... take precautions but by all means when it comes to action - Do Not be Afraid... just do what you need to Do and Fail in Action not Fail in Fear.
To succeed in start ups you need to be brave enough to fail
Let us build communication channels between human beings and systems, let us make processes more efficient, let us make transactions better, let us make human lives simpler... better... more healthy.
WHAT FEAR DOES
Fear prevents us from action
We will not put out our idea because we think it will be stolen... well here is your 411 you aren't the only one thinking it... but you could be the only one doing it
Fear Makes us hurt one another
How many times have we rejected an innovation just so that we can secure our jobs. Fear makes us evil... we deny millions of people better lives just so that we won't be out of a paycheck or so that an obsolete technology can continue making revenue for my company.
Fear is the price we pay for No Adventure
Everything worth living for - love, purpose, meaning... challenge us to be brave. We cannot love and open our hearts to love if we are afraid... we cannot do something greater than us if we are afraid... we cannot find meaning in our lives... and with the universe if we are afraid.
BE BRAVE - FEAR NOT
We cannot reach out to help others (read social entrepreneurship) or risk our viewpoint to understand others (read proper user experience research and empathy) or build great innovative business (read disruptive technology) without failing if we are afraid - Be Brave