To bootstrap or not? That is the question



By Dileep Rao, via Star Tribune

“You are an entrepreneur faced with a troubling question: How do I get venture capital? Before you answer that question, consider another one that should be more important: Should you finance yourself, what I call bootstrapping?”

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  • Casey Allen

    Dileep's a stud. When he speaks, people should listen.

    For any entrepreneur on the fence about outside funding vs. bootstrapping, read Dileep's book (Amazon:, it's an easy read. And read “Rework” by 37Signals while you're at it. Those two should balance out all the “VC or bust” influence that TechCrunch has filled your head with.