Best 12 Quotes & Tweets on Bootstrapping

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1

To bootstrap a new money, create a religion around it. The core teaching is to hodl at all costs, no matter the temptation, until all unbelievers capitulate.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

This is a never ending thread of the very best online content and resources for early stage startups. Relevant for both self-funded/bootstrapped and venture backed pre-seed/seed stage companies.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

3

Let me just lay this to rest: 🚫 People don’t bootstrap their businesses. 👉 They self-fund them. 🚫 People don’t have lifestyle business. 👉 They have cash flow businesses.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

4

Pro tip: If you're bootstrapping, you can still take advantage of venture capital by using all the VC-subsidized software available on the market.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

The technical advantages of cryptocurrencies are bootstrap mechanisms for mass-belief. Once enough people believe in a currency, it's real.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

When someone says “Think of all the things you could do if you raised a ton of money”, I instead think of all the things I couldn’t do. I value independence more than any check anyone could ever write me.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

7

Summaries of articles I’ve published recently: 1) We are entering a golden age of bootstrapped entrepreneurship. 2) Big Western cities are killing themselves with bad housing policy. 3) You used to build a product, then an audience. Now you build an audience, then a product.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

8

“Bootstrapped” shouldn’t be a dirty word. It’s should be a badge of honour.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

9

Venture: Roulette Private equity: Blackjack Bootstrapping: Poker

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

10

Startup formula for bootstrappers: 1. Solve an existing problem to attract instant revenue. 2. Ask for feedback from customers. Listen to them and improve the product. 3. Steer the company roadmap towards a big market with little competition. Then, keep going.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

11

So you can't have $$$ in VC; awesome, learn to bootstrap profitably. So you can't hire $$$ programmers; great, reduce unemployment at home.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

12

Self-funded. Not bootstrapped.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah