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Don’t listen to VCs telling you “think big”. They push you take huge risks so that your startup fits their portfolio made of many such bets. Your company has to reflect your risk profile, not anyone else. It’s not gonna be them finding themselves with nothing to show for if the company goes bankrupt

So that's typical of the VC jargon, "think big", "be bold", "not fear incumbents", "move fast", "break things".

In the end it all means this:

1) They like the idea

2) They like the team

3) They like the vision

4) THEY don't like how conservative you are being

VCs think in bets, so for an investment to be worth their while it has to be aggressive in the vision, execution and risk profile, so a failure or a bankruptcy doesn't really mean that much for a VC, their money is made on the single startup which becomes successful.

You on the other hand, you only have this horse to ride, there are no alternative bets, you are essentially monodimensional and non-diversified.

Never give in to a VC and change your risk profile because they ask you to do so, because at the end of the day when the company fails it's not gonna be them finding themselves with nothing to show for after 5 years of hard work and sleepless nights

Always stick to your guns and keep the risk profile which works best for you, never compromise for equity.

Alternative:

If you do compromise, don't be dumb about it, don't believe your own hype (not to mention the one fed you by VCs), pay yourself accordingly. Extract 700k-1mm from the company as your salary every given year! If it's a tech startup even more than that 1.25-1.5mm is the appropriate salary and it has to be NET of taxes. If it's a tech startup in the Valley you can do 2-2.5mm net of taxes

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