Startup bubbles up in Air…
With so many startups emerging all over the world.. the air gets filled with a vibrant ecosystem full of enthusiasm till reality check comes in..
Sam ”we have exhausted the last penny of the investments.. need another 100M$’
The board members look at each other and smile..
Sam ”what is your decision?”
Jack ”I have 2% equity in your loss making startup though it is valued US$750M.. so seriously speaking.. I do wish .. someone puts in 100M more to get it going”
Banker Rocky ”dear all.. we can invest.. but you need to acquire at least 4 companies more to consolidate your positon”
Sam ‘Sure.. we can…”
Rose ”seriously am not sure where we are heading.. the sentiments are not too rosy.. it seems the entrepreneurs are just not willing to boot strap with zeal any longer.. all looking out for some investments’ and only then the show goes on”
Sam ”No Rose.. we did boot strap…”
Rose ”anyways.. whatsoever is board decision.. let us go by that”
After the meeting
Sam ”Rose.. you could have been less nasty.. what about our personal quotient’?”
Rose ”it finished way back.. when you left me for Sophia.. and remember.. I did the whole lot of bootstrapping and helped you get seed funded”
Sam ”Rose.. one lesson I learnt in this game..
Sam ”never feel shy to seek funds”
Rose ”I know.. you well”