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Sorry guys; hate to break it to you, but profit does matter. Monetization matters. It doesn’t have to be today, but it has to be someday. And it shouldn’t be one of those “build it and they’ll come”, figure it out later kind of strategies. Monetization should be at the forefront of the mind of every aspiring founder from day one and if it’s not, you’re doing yourself, your company, your investors, and the startup industry in general a disservice.
We CANNOT continue to permeate and promote this idea that positive financial returns don’t matter to startups. That’s just not true and it really isn’t helping anyone.