Not every startup makes it. In fact, most don't. But we rarely hear those stories, stories of working long hours for many years, investing personal/family money, only to have it all end one day quietly and without fanfare. It's a tough truth of innovation that there are losers more often than winners - but it's those individuals who have struggled and failed that can teach us the most. And, most importantly, can show us that even though you may be down, it doesn't mean you are out - not by a long shot. Today we sit down with Alex Piña of Avalanche Energy.