Hoover talks about why he would rather take the risk of working at a startup:
I can’t see myself working at a larger company. I enjoy the absurdity of startups — the (almost irrational) hope of directly impacting a big change in peoples’ lives. I’d much rather have “high-high’s” and “low-low’s” than the “medium-medium’s” of big businesses. Ultimately my goal is to learn while building something I’m passionate about and startups are the best place for me to do that.