39. The case for bootstrapping, w/Mailchimp's Ben Chestnut
05.21.2019 - By Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
You can bootstrap your business to scale, but you'll have to make your own luck. Nobody knows this better than Mailchimp's Ben Chestnut. He used a DIY ethos to grow a $600M company without ever raising a dollar of outside funding. The Mailchimp story is the exception to Reid's rule (always raise more money than you think you need!). The episode explores a range of options for those who don't fit the VC-funding mold. Cameo appearances: LeVar Burton (Star Trek, Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton Reads), Don MacKinnon (Milq), Karen Cahn (iFundWomen).
Read a transcript of this interview at: https://mastersofscale.com/ben-chestnut-the-case-for-bootstrapping/
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