How does it feel the moment your startup is funded?

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JASON LEMKIN

Nothing, for me.

Being funded is like eating a Power Bar.

It’s just fuel.

  • Being funded isn’t money in your own pocket. It’s not a liquidity event.
  • Being funded isn’t a success. It’s just something to help you achieve success.
  • Being funded doesn’t even get you PR, not really, anymore. “Everyone” gets funded these days.

Perhaps, being funded is a milestone. The first time you do it.

After that.

It’s just fuel.

Now, the moment you IPO or sell for material $$$ … that’s different.

Even an IPO is just fuel, though.

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Published on January 10, 2017
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