hello and welcome back to Impartialitya podcast about the startup business where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
This is our Wednesday show where we stick to one topic, think about the issue and reveal the rest. This week, Natasha as well as Alex asked: Is it time for the bootstrapper to jump on the venture treadmill?
The episode was inspired by Natasha’s recent Startups Weekly column: “The bootloaders are coming, the bootloaders are coming” and accompanying TechCrunch+ article, “Will startups one day turn into venture capital businesses at a tipping point?” But, of course, in the classic Equity style, we continued the conversation with an emphasis on nuances and numbers.
Here’s what we got ourselves into:
- Bootstrap definition, plus our own additions and subtractions
- A trend towards more bootstrap companies taking on venture capital projects, or at least more VCs showing interest in bootstrap companies.
- What the hell is a venture treadmill and what does drugs have to do with it?
- We ended up both agreeing that we really are the best.
There is a rich history when it comes to starting companies that end up raising money. We just want to know if this will happen more often today and sooner. Let’s talk!
Credit: techcrunch.com /