I'm a big, strong tree.

I strongly believe I can withstand anything life could or will throw at me. I think I do possess that ability, to adapt ridiculously quickly and learn.

I've faced a lot of hard moments building what I build. I'm currently in the most difficult phase – finding product-market fit – and it's been an emotional rollercoaster, but I'm here to tackle anything that comes my way. The energy just never ceases to arrive.

I've faced a lot of hard moments in the past couple of years. Instability in my island, natural disasters, diseases, whatever. It's been pretty damn crazy, actually. I've hard the most difficult conversations, the most difficult nights, the most difficult moments with those I care about.

I've faced a lot of hard moments as a kid. I'd rather not go into detail, but they're significant and have formed who I am today.

I'm a big, strong tree. I certainly haven't had the hardest life on Earth, but I've gone through enough shit to believe in myself enough to keep on swimming.

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Sergio Mattei

Founder and student