I truly believe that it’s time, after almost a decade of prosperity in the public markets and the global economy, that we put pressure on the entrepreneurial community as a whole to start focusing on making money versus raising money. Way too many 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 year olds that follow me on Instagram think that their first job during college, or out of college, or as they’re coming up, is to learn how to raise capital. They think to be an entrepreneur, they need to learn term sheets, or learn customer acquisition costs, or learn growth metrics just to appease their next round of funding.
Make Money: Don’t Raise Money
Gary Vaynerchuk
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Love this — Excellent perspective. At those ages, I was freelancing and working multiple jobs through engineering school. It was truly the beginning of the business I am finding success in now. VCs could never have gotten me here.

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