There’s no denying that when it comes to startups, it’s a dog eat dog world… or is that a fish eat fish ocean?

Whether you’re  a young startup hiring employees, raising venture capital or an angel investor looking to invest in the next Facebook, it’s tough navigating the murky and danger-filled waters of the startup world. This funny ocean themed infographic looks at the delicate balance between predators and prey in the startup ecosystem, and helps you figure out how to balance all of the key players in the industry.

So without further ado, dive in and get your sea legs on!