Build a Business, Not an Exit Strategy
This link explains pretty well why I think silicon valley is a big joke. I’ve been doing this for 10 years and I’m in it for the long haul, not a quick buyout.
The only reason to take VC, in my opinion, is to get past a monetary hurdle you wouldn’t otherwise be able to cross, or to take a risk that you can’t currently afford but is necessary for the health of the business. Other than that, if a business isn’t making money then it’s not a business. I call that a shell game.