Joel Gascoigne, founder of Buffer: “Easy to sell away your ownership and control without realizing what it will mean. The industry seems to normalize and make people feel like it's a given that they can't grow with their company.”
John O’Nolan, founder of Ghost: “This is so important. I had the exact same experience in a startup accelerator. All these wealthy smart people telling me that there was no way to succeed without taking capital. They are VERY good at convincing people of that”
“Growing fast and health are nearly mutually exclusive”
Pros to funding: it’d be nice to move faster.
Cons to funding: you lose control, your forced to move faster than you might like (or need to).