You’re right that a good VC won’t outright reject the idea of becoming cash flow positive. In this case, I think it was more an issue with what I was revealing about myself and my lack of sophistication.

The truth is, being cash-flow positive isn’t a bad thing, but it needs to be presented in a way that shows it’s an option rather than the immediate goal.


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