I started Puppet Labs in 2005. We grew to three people in 2008, and had 231 employees at the end of 2013. Along this path of building a company, I’ve been asked all manner of questions, and they vary depending on the stage of the company or the questioner. One question seems to be persistent, and it became more common when we took our first funding round in 2009. It has become downright rampant since we hired Bill Koefoed, our first CFO, in December 2013.