You’re Either Venture-Backed or a Lifestyle Business: The Big Lie

Hunter Walk

Approaching Homebrew’s one year anniversary at the end of April so expect some ‘reflective’ posts on my first 12 months in venture capital. 

Venture capital isn’t the only way to fund your business and for many at the earliest stages of their startup, it’s one of the worst choices. Whoa, but as a VC, shouldn’t I be telling you that we’re the only game in town for real entrepreneurs? Nope. In fact one of the best surprises my last 10 months investing has been the number of real companies I see entrepreneurs building. Ones which bring the efficiency of software into traditionally unsexy verticals via a new mobile app. Ones where a small team can get to profitability within a few months of launch by addressing a very reason need their customers are willing to pay to solve. Ones that are likely to get wide adoption within a smaller professional…

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