Asked at Philz Coffee on Forest Avenue. Interviews and photos by Christina Dong.
Barbara Drive, Palo Alto
"When it no longer relies on its investors."
Balfour Avenue, Oakland
"When you get over 60 people and you don't know everybody there. ... When the culture starts to change."
Cowper Street, Palo Alto
"When they stop looking for investment."
Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale
Startup office manager
"It's not so much linear time. It's how well you can get your product to the market ... innovate ... bring investors."
Emerson Avenue, Palo Alto
"When people stop calling us a startup."