Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Investment, Expectations, and Remembering It All

Went to see one of the Carrot Project investors today, and, as he handed me a check, he told me he was excited and that he expected this deal to put his kids through college.

He was joking, of course, and we laughed, and I was relieved to find out that his oldest is in 7th grade, but there was definitely a little jolt in there.

As of a few months ago, much of what we do is made possible by other people's money.

Granted, it's very small amount of friends and family money, but, still, it's real, and it's my responsibility, and it could disappear forever.

And it's both terrifying and confidence-inspiring that a handful of old colleagues and new friends are willing to bet on this crazy idea.

Anyway, that's all I got. Just noting that moment this afternoon and wondering if other entrepreneurs remember the first few checks they ever collected.

I bet they do. And I'd love to hear the stories.

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