Re: [newtech-1] Web Development Recommendations

From: Jonathan V.
Sent on: Monday, September 13, 2010 1:32 PM
On Sep 13, 2010, at 10:03 AM, Andy wrote:

> Fairly relevant though not a deep-dive opinion from Fred Wilson:
>
> http://www.avc.co...­

Thanks Andy!

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  
listen.

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