I get the question every now and then – I got it just a moment ago.
It’s pretty simple – I tried it once, and I didn’t have financing. I couldn’t afford to build what I wanted to build without external money. And I didn’t want to raise external money. Even if I did, I didn’t have contacts. That was four years ago. Now I have contacts.
But now I don’t want to take external money. Now that I have contacts I understand what external money costs you. Too much. I am patient – I can wait.
Until then, it is unfair to claim that I am not building my own site – I have equity in every significant project I have been involved in over the last two years. And I certainly “act as if I own them, but never forget that I don’t”.
I will “build my own site” one day – but I will do it on my own terns, and not what is written on a “term sheet”.
Until then I am very happy helping others realize their dreams – and bringing me closer to mine.