|Sent on:||Monday, September 13, 2010 1:52 PM|
I'm in a lucky position that I make enough money from other areas that I can pay for a UI/graphic designer and my co-founder doing the software development has a full time business that allows him to spend 20 hours a week on Live Chat Concepts.
If someone wants to invest 1-2m+ into the company for 10% then sure I can bring on a team to speed development, until then I'm more than happy to pay as we go and develop within a budget that’s appropriate.
Speed to market is one thing - making a ROI is also important.
> Jonathan Vanasco
> Sent: Monday, 13 September[masked]:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [newtech-1] Web Development Recommendations
> On Sep 13, 2010, at 10:03 AM, Andy wrote:
> > Fairly relevant though not a deep-dive
> > http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2010/09/outsourcing.html
> Thanks Andy!
> I love this line, from
> 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
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