Great post today from Om Malik titled “Why Small Really Is Beautiful“. His argument is that bootstrapped (or “lightly financed”) companies can deliver both more fun and better financial returns to their founders than venture-backed ones.
I’ve tried it both ways, and I can’t agree more. Boostrapping is stressful as hell, but if you love the pirate ship phase of business-building and prefer to see the financial rewards flow to your team instead of your bankers, it’s absolutely the way to go.
Our mission at Founders Co-op is to help passionate founding teams launch their own pirate ships by blowing just enough wind in their sails to get them underway. If you’re building a pirate ship and just need a little grease to get it into the water, let’s talk.