"Constraints are a beautiful thing because they force creativity and precision. We don't have the resources to throw after hit-or-miss hires or strategies. Bootstrapping a business requires a different mentality. It's taught us to be frugal, hire slowly, and exercise caution as we grew the business. While companies that take funding can do those things, people have a tendency to behave differently when it’s not their money on the line."
Bootstrapping a business requires a different mentality
Braintree's Bryan Johnson talks about bootstrapping a business, rather than accepting investment: