My only advice to budding business bootstrappers: accept money only if you need to. Because VC and Angel funding is always a gamble. Also, don't get carried away with the startup rockstar complex. It doesn't last long. Eventually you will have to show you can bring money.
In the end even for startups it's all about bottomline. Start studying your business fundamentals or get someone who knows how. But do remember that you must build a business. Economic indicators will always be in your favor than being an employee.