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Patreon, Venture Capital, and the Loss of the Win-Win 

Cheri Baker writing about Patreon:

Here we have a business that people like, offering a service we value, and it enables small businesses to grow, benefiting many people. That’s how business should work. But because Patreon took in a shit-ton of VC money, they don’t have the freedom to stay in that business. They have to chase more money, a lot more, just to stay afloat.

Cheri’s right. The proof is in the pudding. If you’re starting a business in tech, self-funding is the way to go.