1/ It's fun (or, more specifically, "therapeutic") to reflect on learnings over the years for businessing.
15+ years in to all this, I'm still winging it on just about every level possible, so take these insights/observations for what they're worth.
2/ Hire/outsource finances immediately. Founders are eternal optimists and every new feature/deal will turn things around. Except...they won't. And you need a realistic to keep tabs on your books and help keep you from going out of business.
3/ Resist the urge to hire. If you’ve raised any amount of money, you’ll have a deep burning desire to go hire people. But resist it. If you cut back on superfluous things and hyper-focus on needle-moving tasks, you can do an unbelievable amount with a small team.