This is so important. I had the exact same experience in a startup accelerator. All these wealthy smart people telling me that there was no way to succeed without taking capital. They are VERY good at convincing people of that.
Easy to analyse now, very hard at the time. https://t.co/fcOJyA0dcc
It helps to try to be exposed a more diverse set of voices about different funding and growth models so you get a more balanced viewpoint.
My recommendations for people who share things about this regularly: @indievc @joelgascoigne @amix3k @levelsio @ajlkn @hnshah @nathanbarry
And (ran out of characters but she deserves an entire tweet to herself anyway) @KateKendall
All are some of the most useful people to follow on Twitter if you’re starting up!