I' now view venture-funded vs. bootstrapped as just as important a distinction as proprietary vs FOSS.
VCs invest in companies that they think will either 1) fail or 2) as 10× as big. No one can grow 10× by organically growing their current user base with a good product—they have to change *something*. And those changes frequently harm/abuse current users.
@codesections@schlink Even worse, virtually all VCs' funds have expiration dates of between 5 and 10 years, after which they demand their pound of flesh. Goal is *always* to exit, either via IPO or via sale of the company.