When do you need other people money?
Starting a company is tough, but it’s something that you don’t actually choose, it’s a kind of recurring thought you need to follow. The best way I’ve found to describe this mind status is that “you cannot avoid to create a company”, it’s the only way to get you finally in peace with yourself, with the world, with your family and with you job naturally.
Sounds weird, uh?
But that is it. You have to – and not for the money – create your own company. It is not about getting rich or drive fast cars or live in a gorgeous house. It’s something you cannot avoid to think about when you get up in the morning, on your vacations, during the week ends, at least until you take a deep breath and make the quantum leap.
I love to remind myself “why people like me” become entrepreneurs, because it helps me just to see venture investments the right way.
Getting money from people, giving back part of your dreams, is the last thing an entrepreneur wish to do!
I’m not saying that founding a company with VC or angel investor money is something you need to avoid. Just think about it and go looking for funding if and only if along with money you get some other important things, like mentorship, contacts and especially time from people entering your company. Investors invest on people, so must do founders. The project can change along the way, and goals with it. People stay to create great companies.