To be honest, there is no right way of growing your company. It is always about doing what needs to be done to grow your startup.
That’s exactly how even VC investment should be thought of – consider it only when you need it and not as the only way of growth.
A partner at a top VC told me: “Not all startups are meant for a VC investment. Some founders will drive a BMW and travel first-class, but their startup won’t be investable”.
Why is it that? The secret lies in truly understanding the VC model!