Hello and welcome back to Equity, the startup business podcast, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
This is our Wednesday show, where we get down to one topic, think about one question, and tackle the rest. this week, Natasha And Alex He asked: Is it time for a bootstrapper to jump on the venture treadmill?
This episode is inspired by Natasha’s recent Startups Weekly column, “The Booted Are Coming, The Booted Are Coming” and the accompanying TechCrunch+ piece, “Will once-bootleged startups turn into ventures at a watershed moment?” But, in true classic equity style, we continued the discussion with a focus on numbers and figures.
Here’s where we come in:
- The definition of bootstrap and our own addition and subtraction
- The trend is for more prosperous companies to take on ventures, or at least more venture capitalists looking for bootstrapped companies.
- What’s wrong with the Venture Treadmill, and what do drugs have to do with it?
- We both ended up agreeing that we were indeed the best.
There is a lot of history in helping companies raise money. We want to know if it happens more often today and earlier. Let’s discuss!
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