One of my biggest struggles as an entrepreneur is the tension between getting profitable vs growing fast. Of course, there is an argument in favor of investing in growth in order to "capture the market" and then focusing on profitability. But I also think focusing on profits forces management to work with constraints and root out bad investments in people, product, sales, and marketing. I honestly don't see the logic in funding companies whose sole objective is getting their business to raise money at a higher price in the next round, with no intention of becoming profitable. That may be how the VC and startup game is played, but personally, I'd rather build a profitable company.