Kissmetric’s Hiten Shah on VC funding vs bootstrapping and how to determine founder ‘grit’

What’s it like being the founder of two wildly successful startups, advisor to Linkedin and Automattic and a prolific angel investor with Buffer and Mattermark? Hiten Shah shares a glimpse in our latest interview.

We discussed the pros and cons of VC funding compared to bootstrapping your startup, the implications of financing and self-funding and how Hiten’s time in the startup world has affected his investing.

Hiten also delved into how he decides which startups to advise, what the most counterintuitive advice is for startups and why he asks founders “What is your earliest traumatic memory?”