In startup land, we like to tell ourselves a bedtime story that it’s all a meritocracy and we’re strictly about finding the best people. Hacker News is filled with comments like “who cares what race or gender they are; just pick the best people.” If only it were that easy, my little brogrammer.
Do what you must to improve cash flow and insure survival. Once that’s done, figure out a way to capitalize. No one should put their business on hold for a year.