Stop Giving Stuff Away for Free
Almost 20 years ago, I was part of a company that was very early in the birth of online backup and ultimately the beginnings of the Software-as-a-Service business model.
I remember that VCs didn’t want to fund a start-up with a recurring revenue business model. They kept pushing us to sell software (once) like everyone else did.
Today, you’d have a very hard time finding a VC to fund your startup that wanted to sell software as a one time software purchase. They’re only interested in SaaS today.