Ethan Aldrich

On bootstrapping

Founders raise in many cases for status

Most ideas can be proved out without it

Real risk comes from no money at all and moving at the speed of light

Most exits are better for the bootstrapped founder

VCs incentives and the tech industry at large rewards those who raise big and go big. I’m glad these exist. And if the right need arises I may try so myself. But the incentives and understanding should be made more aware

Atlassian and others

March 1, 2020  @ejaldrich