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The Best Way to Fund Your Business
article
by @Morgan Housel

Indie VC's Review:

"Revenue should be a top source of capital. It’s amazing how overlooked this can be."

Indie VC's Review:

"You can go from zero to published and do everything on your own. You don’t have to have anyone’s permission anymore"

Indie VC's Review:

"You may be asking yourself, "what the hell is a VC doing on @IndieHackers?!?""

Indie VC's Review:

“Getting Out of the Startup Rat Race”

Indie VC's Review:

Helluva Lifestyle Business You Got There

Indie VC's Review:

“founders are much better at crafting $1B narratives VCs want to hear than understanding why they want to hear them”

Indie VC's Review:

“All the best things that I did at Apple came from not having money” - @stevewoz

Indie VC's Review:

Bootstrapped to over $30M/year in revenue with less than 40 employees, before selling to Citrix for more than $165M

One (round) and Done
article
by @bryce

Indie VC's Review:

One (round) and Done

Indie VC's Review:

“I believe founders, investors, and the tech press should fundamentally change how they think about fundraising”

Indie VC's Review:

“If it was simple, you wouldn’t need a word like monetize. You’d just be making money selling a service or product.”

Indie VC's Review:

Funding Independent Alternatives

Indie VC's Review:

“That’s a trap of venture funding. If it turns out the market you find isn’t big enough, you are in trouble.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Our goal is to get in the weeds and share actionable, meaty instruction on how to bootstrap and scale sales.”

Indie VC's Review:

Our competitors are $1B+ behemoths with deep pockets/huge teams, we’ve never let that stop us and neither should you

A Rant Against Maximization
article
by @jasonfried

Indie VC's Review:

“Can we do it?” is a lot more interesting to me than “we must do it because that’s what you’re supposed to do.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Most people start businesses simply because they just don’t like working for someone else”

Indie VC's Review:

“Stop. Breathe. Realize that just because a competitor has more money doesn’t mean that their success is guaranteed”

Indie VC's Review:

Say Hello to Blank by @cottonbureau

Indie VC's Review:

The latest in @nima3rad’s bootstrapping sales series tackles Research and Lead Generation

Indie VC's Review:

Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when some of our founders talk about working with @indievc? Here’s your chance

Indie VC's Review:

Successful startups are businesses. They must implement solid business practices to improve their chances of success

Indie VC's Review:

“If you make a 60X return on a $1M investment that’s actually not that earth shattering for such a crazy multiple”

Indie VC's Review:

"Time is the friend to a good business and the enemy of the poor business"- Charlie Munger

Indie VC's Review:

“The irony is that, in many situations, having a fuck-you money attitude is exactly the path that leads you there”

Indie VC's Review:

“I still don’t understand why raising money is more headline-worthy than making it.” 🔥 @Jessicalessin

Indie VC's Review:

“We decided that (battling highly funded competitors) wasn’t worth our time if we weren’t profitable.“

Indie VC's Review:

“We should all learn from Uber that growth at any cost is not ok”

Why we choose profit
article
by @jasonfried

Indie VC's Review:

“When you’re profitable you don’t have to play games or grovel for other people’s money, validation, or acceptance”

Indie VC's Review:

“The rules of the game aren’t written for people who come from certain backgrounds. We have to rewrite the playbook”

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Indie VC's Review:

“Real businesses don’t have to ask anyone for permission to exist.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Even Amazon raised only $8 million of venture capital money as a private company before going public.”

Indie VC's Review:

“There’s a lot of pressure on our competitors from VCs to squeeze every penny out of artists and exit for billions.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Being cash-flow positive has a profound impact on how you’re able to run your company and serve your customers” !!!

Indie VC's Review:

“This will be useless for wantrepreneurs, people who believe VC is required to build a biz, folks who can’t grind”

Indie VC's Review:

"@TheShadeRoom is a one-stop shop for culture at a time when media outlets still don’t “get” Black consumers"

Indie VC's Review:

Video from @nima3rad live video session on Bootstrapping Sales with Lead Gen and Script Writing is available now

Indie VC's Review:

"We aren’t fund raising. We’re focused on customers not building a pitch deck"

Indie VC's Review:

How we went from burning $30 million a year to owning our destiny — in seven months.

Indie VC's Review:

“Herein lies the greatest dark-side to raising money. It consumes you.”

Indie VC's Review:

“If there isn’t anybody who thinks you’re too expensive then you’re probably not charging enough.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Do we really know what to do with this money efficiently?”

Indie VC's Review:

A look at the growing trend of bootstrapped, profitable SaaS businesses

Indie VC's Review:

"Most everyone is too afraid to sell, so they hide behind content marketing or paid ads"

“No” – Signal v. Noise
article
by @natekontny

Indie VC's Review:

“Sometimes instead of waiting for someone else, we just have to do it ourselves.”

Indie VC's Review:

“It’s not natural for a founder at stage one to know how he’ll grow from zero to a billion.”

Indie VC's Review:

"You’re not just selling 7%, you’re selling the next 10+ years of your life to a very particular startup paradigm"

Indie VC's Review:

“Most markets aren’t winner-take-all slugfests. You’re better off just focusing on your own work”

Indie VC's Review:

Checking in With @cottonbureau

Indie VC's Review:

“There’s just no place for “average” companies looking to be worth less than $500 million. At least not with VCs“ 🤔

Indie VC's Review:

“Save yourself a lot of heartache, brain damage and distraction by committing to building a real business”

Indie VC's Review:

“I was able to start SparkFun without investors precisely because I wasn’t in Silicon Valley.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Companies that grow steadily and strong, not rapidly and weak.”

Indie VC's Review:

Two distinct shots at the same target- one built on profits, the other on steak dinners for canine “influencers" 🤔

Indie VC's Review:

“Most people start businesses simply because they just don’t like working for someone else”

The Best Way to Fund Your Business
article
by @Morgan Housel

Indie VC's Review:

"Revenue should be a top source of capital. It’s amazing how overlooked this can be."

Indie VC's Review:

"You can go from zero to published and do everything on your own. You don’t have to have anyone’s permission anymore"

Indie VC's Review:

“Getting Out of the Startup Rat Race”

Indie VC's Review:

Helluva Lifestyle Business You Got There

Indie VC's Review:

“founders are much better at crafting $1B narratives VCs want to hear than understanding why they want to hear them”

Indie VC's Review:

Bootstrapped to over $30M/year in revenue with less than 40 employees, before selling to Citrix for more than $165M

One (round) and Done
article
by @bryce

Indie VC's Review:

One (round) and Done

Indie VC's Review:

“I believe founders, investors, and the tech press should fundamentally change how they think about fundraising”

Indie VC's Review:

“If it was simple, you wouldn’t need a word like monetize. You’d just be making money selling a service or product.”

Indie VC's Review:

Funding Independent Alternatives

Indie VC's Review:

“That’s a trap of venture funding. If it turns out the market you find isn’t big enough, you are in trouble.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Our goal is to get in the weeds and share actionable, meaty instruction on how to bootstrap and scale sales.”

Indie VC's Review:

Our competitors are $1B+ behemoths with deep pockets/huge teams, we’ve never let that stop us and neither should you

A Rant Against Maximization
article
by @jasonfried

Indie VC's Review:

“Can we do it?” is a lot more interesting to me than “we must do it because that’s what you’re supposed to do.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Stop. Breathe. Realize that just because a competitor has more money doesn’t mean that their success is guaranteed”

Indie VC's Review:

The latest in @nima3rad’s bootstrapping sales series tackles Research and Lead Generation

Indie VC's Review:

Successful startups are businesses. They must implement solid business practices to improve their chances of success

Indie VC's Review:

“If you make a 60X return on a $1M investment that’s actually not that earth shattering for such a crazy multiple”

Indie VC's Review:

"Time is the friend to a good business and the enemy of the poor business"- Charlie Munger

Indie VC's Review:

“The irony is that, in many situations, having a fuck-you money attitude is exactly the path that leads you there”

Indie VC's Review:

“We decided that (battling highly funded competitors) wasn’t worth our time if we weren’t profitable.“

Why we choose profit
article
by @jasonfried

Indie VC's Review:

“When you’re profitable you don’t have to play games or grovel for other people’s money, validation, or acceptance”

Indie VC's Review:

“The rules of the game aren’t written for people who come from certain backgrounds. We have to rewrite the playbook”

Indie VC's Review:

“Even Amazon raised only $8 million of venture capital money as a private company before going public.”

Indie VC's Review:

“There’s a lot of pressure on our competitors from VCs to squeeze every penny out of artists and exit for billions.”

Indie VC's Review:

"@TheShadeRoom is a one-stop shop for culture at a time when media outlets still don’t “get” Black consumers"

Indie VC's Review:

Video from @nima3rad live video session on Bootstrapping Sales with Lead Gen and Script Writing is available now

Indie VC's Review:

"We aren’t fund raising. We’re focused on customers not building a pitch deck"

Indie VC's Review:

How we went from burning $30 million a year to owning our destiny — in seven months.

Indie VC's Review:

“Herein lies the greatest dark-side to raising money. It consumes you.”

Indie VC's Review:

“If there isn’t anybody who thinks you’re too expensive then you’re probably not charging enough.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Do we really know what to do with this money efficiently?”

Indie VC's Review:

A look at the growing trend of bootstrapped, profitable SaaS businesses

Indie VC's Review:

"Most everyone is too afraid to sell, so they hide behind content marketing or paid ads"

“No” – Signal v. Noise
article
by @natekontny

Indie VC's Review:

“Sometimes instead of waiting for someone else, we just have to do it ourselves.”

Indie VC's Review:

“It’s not natural for a founder at stage one to know how he’ll grow from zero to a billion.”

Indie VC's Review:

"You’re not just selling 7%, you’re selling the next 10+ years of your life to a very particular startup paradigm"

Indie VC's Review:

“Most markets aren’t winner-take-all slugfests. You’re better off just focusing on your own work”

Indie VC's Review:

Checking in With @cottonbureau

Indie VC's Review:

“There’s just no place for “average” companies looking to be worth less than $500 million. At least not with VCs“ 🤔

Indie VC's Review:

“Save yourself a lot of heartache, brain damage and distraction by committing to building a real business”

Indie VC's Review:

“Companies that grow steadily and strong, not rapidly and weak.”

Indie VC's Review:

Two distinct shots at the same target- one built on profits, the other on steak dinners for canine “influencers" 🤔

Indie VC's Review:

"You may be asking yourself, "what the hell is a VC doing on @IndieHackers?!?""

Indie VC's Review:

“All the best things that I did at Apple came from not having money” - @stevewoz

Indie VC's Review:

Say Hello to Blank by @cottonbureau

Indie VC's Review:

Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when some of our founders talk about working with @indievc? Here’s your chance

Indie VC's Review:

“I still don’t understand why raising money is more headline-worthy than making it.” 🔥 @Jessicalessin

Indie VC's Review:

“We should all learn from Uber that growth at any cost is not ok”

Home
website

Indie VC's Review:

“Real businesses don’t have to ask anyone for permission to exist.”

Indie VC's Review:

“Being cash-flow positive has a profound impact on how you’re able to run your company and serve your customers” !!!

Indie VC's Review:

“This will be useless for wantrepreneurs, people who believe VC is required to build a biz, folks who can’t grind”

Indie VC's Review:

“I was able to start SparkFun without investors precisely because I wasn’t in Silicon Valley.”

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