Bootstrapping your Business (Resources)

Bootstrapping your Business (Resources)

Before you jump on to the fundraising frenzy bandwagon, make sure you understand what you could be getting yourself into. You were warned.

Why I Turned Down My Y Combinator Interview

It had been 2 months since I left the second company I founded, Numetric. In just 3 short years I'd built the company from nothing to a working product, dozens of customers, 40 employees and enough recurring revenue to raise over $16M in venture funding from some of the world's top VCs.

4 reasons bootstrapping can be smarter than raising capital

If you don’t take early investment capital, you could wind up building a much stronger, smarter company. Here’s why. Bootstrapping With A Paycheck: Entrepreneur Journeys eBook: Sramana Mitra: Kindle Store

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Meaningful Exits for Founders - Strong Words - Medium

For an industry that doesn't do it for the money, we sure talk about money an awful lot in the world of startups. A few posts were written this past week diving deeper into the numbers that drive VC returns which, in turn, drive behavior in startups who've raised money from VCs.

Don't Take Money When You Don't Need It | Inc. Magazine

Beth Marcus, co-founder and CEO of Playrific, explains why entrepreneurs shouldn't be quick to accept investors. Subscribe to Inc.'s channel, click here: htt...

Consider Bootstrapping Your Business | Inc. Magazine

Kim Kaupe, co-founder of ZinePak, says that bootstrapping allows you the freedom to move at your own pace, and not worry about outside terms from angel inves...

Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup

This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Dilution. Or as industry insiders call it, “taking a haircut.” Everybody knows that when you raise money at a startup your ownership percentage of the…

Want to Get Rich? Why It Is Foolish to Try and Build a 'Unicorn'

This is a Q&A with Dr. Basil Peters, the CEO of Strategic Exits corp, best-selling author of Early Exits and successful entrepreneur-he was the founder of Nexus engineering, now part of Cisco, that grew to over 300 employees on 5 continents. Let's start with a brief background.