Beware of Founder Syndrome Do you attribute your success to your intuition often? The founder syndrome is when one who has overgeneralised the wrong lesson when he better against the consensus, thus admitting to themselves they have better judgement. Having been a founder of 3 startups I often fell for this trap. As we make many decisions and if many of them lead to right results we say we have developed the right intuition. Well the results can depend on lot of other factors.