Bootstrapping: Still a Great Way to Raise Money

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Roizen talks about the importance of bootstrapping and maintaining control of the company in the early stages. Not only do entrepreneurs have to work for a living, they also have to make the money raised last for a longer time. When capital became easily available, Roizen notes that people stop making money the old fashion way: by working. If you make profit, you don't need other people to invest in your company, she says.