When you don't need to "maximize shareholder value", you can make "financially irresponsible" decisions like these just because it feels like the right thing to do.
We're donating 5% of our revenue starting last month. That's $842 in January alone!
We will take some time at some point this year to decide the environmental causes and open source projects we will donate to.
@wizzwizz4 yeah it's not easy if you have bills to pay.
getting funded can definitely help you make your project a success if you for instance don't have savings to live from...
in the short term i don't see many issues with funding, it's the long term that causes conflicts of interest in terms of what's best for the product/users and what's best for investors. these normally are opposite
@wizzwizz4 perhaps go the old fashioned way and get a loan at a bank. don't think short term exists in venture funding
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