Shutting down a company often comes with a grieving process just like a breakup or the loss of a loved one. Give yourself time to process before jumping back into the startup fray.
I totally agree. I am in the process of shutting down my company and I'm going to take a good long rest.
I appreciate the insight here from an investor perspective. I exited my first company and, so many years later, I still find new insights that, like precious stones, I examine from various angles to determine whether to lay them aside or apply them to my current startup.
Shutting down is always a painful process for every entrepreneur. It's something that hits you not only emotionally but also mentally and physically. I could agree with you as a “general rule” , but I personally met entrepreneurs that restarted from a shutdown with a pivotal version that really worked fine.