In Chapter 6 of 15 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Hattie Elliot answers "What Informed Your Decision to Stop Bootstrapping Your Business and Pursue Outside Capital?" After years using her own money to fund the business, Elliot opens to taking outside investment capital. While still capable of bootstrap funding the business, the emotional and physical stresses prove another reason to change direction and raise money.
Hattie Grace Elliot is the founder and CEO of The Grace List, a social networking company that creates destination events and experiences to forge lasting personal and professional connections across its young professional members. Elliot graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she studied economics, philosophy, and politics.