Venture capital has totally distorted the market. VCs are investing billions of dollars in companies with instructions to get big fast and to worry about advertising revenue later. As a result the competition is for users and not for paying customers. Unfortunately, to fix this, many more companies need to die.
Put Hank’s way, I wanna party like it’s 1999 all over again. So this prompts our
Question(s) of the Day:
* Is it good or bad that the bucks are going right out of Busine$$?
* Is it the VCs fault?
* Should ‘free’ be the future?
* Or, is Hank’s scenario better?: “With less “free” floating around, a more regular supply and demand dynamic can take hold, [and] customers will have to pay for the things that are important to them and non-quantized growth dynamics can return.”
AND * Did you get into this startup business to make money selling your product/service, or would you be content to merely make it by selling your (VC-funded, eyeball-oriented free-product hawking) company?
Tell us what you think.