Interesting snippets on successful start-ups

by ian on March 8, 2007

This post at Guy Kawasaki’s blog contains some interesting comments by some very successful internet/technology start-ups. The most interesting one is Paul Graham from via web.

On raising money: “The advice I would give is to avoid it. I would say spend as little as you can because every dollar of the investors’ money you get will be taken out of your ass…”

Yes, I know that is a bit crude, but definitely one of the downsides of accepting venture capital. Then again, I think the number of highly successful ventures which ended up being worth outrageous amounts of money, all accepted venture capital, the most famous one that comes to mind is google, they would most probably not be where they are today without venture capital.

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Mary-Louise March 9, 2007 at 3:33 am

I work for Guy Kawasaki. Thanks for your comments about Guy’s recent post on Founders at Work as well as the link to his blog!

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ian March 9, 2007 at 12:34 pm

You are welcome, it is a great blog with lots of good articles, I enjoy reading Guy kawasaki’s posts.

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