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4 responses to “Twitter and Yammer – Growth vs. Revenue”

  1. jasonlk

    I think the article may have made it a bit binary. The best companies get going on a shoestring, and then scale. Twitter has raised a lot of $$$, but got going (at least the story goes) as a side project on very little capital.

    It scaled (by users if not revenue) very quickly however. That’s the right time to invest capital if you want to build something big.

    If you don’t invest one way or another as you scale, you miss your window one way or another.

    Start-ups confuse the two however when they get a ton of funding early and scale-up their team and processes well ahead of scale in their userbase or customers.

  2. Zoli Erdos

    Jason, This sentence is worth gold:

    Start-ups confuse the two however when they get a ton of funding early and scale-up their team and processes well ahead of scale in their userbase or customers.”

    Those are the ones laying off big time now :-(

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  4. Michael Arking

    Being a company forced to bootstrap early on, our company http://www.crosspartner.com learned much about how money is no “magic pill”. Hard work, critical thinking and a load of persistence is the only path to your destination