Bootstrapping — starting a business with money and resources from the founders’ own pockets.

Bootstrapping meaning

What is bootstrapping in business? Bootstrapping describes a situation in which an entrepreneur starts a company with little capital, relying on money other than outside investments.

However, the term “bootstrapping’’ still is unclear: someone thinks that it’s only when the founders started the company with their own money, someone that they never raised money at all. I’ve decided to gather companies that didn’t have any investment rounds (publicly known at least) until they were acquired, IPOed. Even if some of these have done smaller raises down the line, these startups have retained majority control of their own company.

You can find the list of bootstrapping tech companies by following the link below:

Bootstrapped Startups You Should Know