I came across Nathan Bashaw's account of building his business today. He wasn't able to raise a second round 2 years into the journey, and recently had to let go of his team.
The post is an authentic view into an entrepreneurial story. And it is very well-written.
I checked out their product for the first time today. Hardbound is a mobile app with 'illustrated summaries of bestselling non-fiction books, in an awesome, tappable format you've never seen before'. I loved it.
I'd recommend a read.