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Re: [newtech-1] Web Development Recommendations

From: Anthony Z.
Sent on: Monday, September 13, 2010 3:05 PM
Having been involved with off-shoring, in house development is where it's at nowadays. Unless your IBM, keep it local, focused, and get your stuff to market. When you have some cash to blow, then you can have the team you started with manage the off-shoring of menial tasks.

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Jonathan Vanasco <[address removed]> wrote:

On Sep 13, 2010, at 10:03 AM, Andy wrote:

Fairly relevant though not a deep-dive opinion from Fred Wilson:

http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2010/09/outsourcing.html

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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