It’s impossible to be an entrepreneur without taking a huge amount of risk. Risk is inherent to the whole process, no matter what part of the world you’re from. But people take those risks all the time because they believe their ideas are strong and because the payoffs are potentially huge.
At the same time, however, they understand that they’re holding their time, cash flow, reputation, personal capital and possibly even other people, hostage. Building a company is never easy, yet people do it. And, in many cases, like me they will do it over and over and over. (People like me simply enjoy a challenge.)