To keep myself alive, I’ll be doing design work for Futureland.tv starting in 3 weeks~. While it sucks to take away time from working on Kinopio, I’ll be able to pay most of my rent with 1 day/wk of work (I charge a high$ rate).
Other funding options I’ve considered:
Earnest capital, indie.vc bootstrapper-oriented investment sound like their principles are in the right place but they require a business to have $1000 MRR, and the payback terms are really complicated with new-to-me business words. Maybe one day though.
Regular VC would be the easiest for me to get, I’ve gotten investor interest and making the grandiose pitch is easy with Kinopio – but my incentives are not aligned with the high-capital/big-exit product-corrupting mindset of the VC world
- There’s probably a kind of investment (angel?), that’s more aligned, but I’ll cross that road if I ever get there
Some kind of user-based funding. IRL seems to be really complicated and is maybe more of a marketing thing than an actual funding thing.