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How not to get f*cked by an investor’s lack of value-add

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Being a bootstrap-focused entrepreneur, this headline drew me into the article: ❝ We aren’t losing deals to other VCs, we are losing deals to startups that continue to bootstrap.” -anonymous venture capitalist lamenting the state of affairs to me ❞

Great image.

It's a very strange time for venture capitalists.

For the most part, they're saying no to everything.

The exception to this rule is that when other venture capitalists are chasing a deal, they chase it, too.

The bootstrapper entrepreneurs are smart enough to stay out of it.

I love this line:

Stay away from the mediocre middle. Cognitive dissonance is painful.

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