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Venture capital will force me to go big or go home

Venture capitalists want to invest in homeruns. If you believe raising venture capital will force you to think bigger and go for the homerun, it is worth considering that venture capital may force you to try and grow quicker than you or your business is comfortable doing. Going big or going home is not a reason to try and raise venture capital. Your motivation to build a large successful company should come from within, not from exogenous factors such as investors in your business.

Per Ben Horowitz of venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, venture capitalists have too much money and need to put too much capital to work oftentimes. Often a VC will want to invest a minimum of $3M. If you only need four people to build the product and get it into market, this likely won’t make sense for your business.