Raising funding can have the same effect as winning the lottery.
Those who raise funding are both exhausted and exuberant. It’s a big win for the team and promises a brighter future for the company. Just like the lottery, the sudden inflow of cash can change one’s perspective.
Be careful to keep your spending in line during the times you are flush.
A leading angel investor once said, “The IQ of a startup is inversely proportional to the size of their bank account.”
Stick to your plan and don’t let the influx of cash lead into mission creep or overpaying for standard services.
Stick with your original goals and don’t let the funding change your spending.
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