What’s the best way to survive?

Paul Graham (Co-Founder & Partner at Y Combinator)
The Fatal Pinch

There may be nothing founders are so prone to delude themselves about as how interested investors will be in giving them additional funding. It’s hard to convince investors the first time too, but founders expect that. What bites them the second time is a confluence of three forces: The company is spending more now than it did the first time it raised money. Investors have much higher standards for companies that have already raised money. The co… (read more)