On Sep 13, 2010, at 10:03 AM, Andy wrote:
> Fairly relevant though not a deep-dive opinion from Fred Wilson:
I love this line, from Fred Wilson :
Specifically, I think it is always a bad thing for the founding team
of a software company to outsource software development. We see this a
lot. A team will come into our office and pitch us. When I ask how
many people they have, they say "this is all of us". Then I say, "who
is writing code?" And they say, "we've hired a company to do that for
us." That is a very disappointing moment for me because it means we
almost certainly won't invest in that team. We believe that software
companies must own their most important capability themselves and that
is the ability to produce their product in house.
I echo that statement every week on this list - as it has been the
status quo for ages - and people think they can challenge it.
Perhaps now that Fred Wilson is saying the same stuff, people will