From FoundRead.com’s recent post about entrepreneur Chris Lyman:
I do funding a bit different than other entrepreneurs. I launch the company myself. I form (some of) the team. We build the product. We get to revenues… and we even go profitable. In short: we get our ship lean, mean, and pumping efficacy from every valve. Then we go get VC funding [if necessary].
I couldn’t have said it better myself. My background includes venture debt & equity investing, from the go-go late 1990s through the breathtaking cyclical peak, to the post-9/11 trough, and back up through the recovery (which is now well past its peak). It’s been a tremendous experience. Timing is everything, as they say. Actually Marc Andreessen says the only thing that matters is the market.