So for you start ups, follow pinterest's lead.
For me, I prefer shoestring. It's more fun. Grassroots. Start from nothing and really put something there, self made all the way.
You get to experience life in all it's twists and turns, with great memories to keep with you forever.
Plus, you know the team you put there, the management team is really there because it's their passion, money won't motivate your group, but passion will. They will stay in the bad times and not abandon their ship. They won't stab their own crew in the back nor take funding for granting, that the money will always be there so it's ok to throw money at every problem, but instead will really solve it, long and short term.
In the end, that team will flourish and prosper and become a better team. It's really exciting. I have my own goals in this area. In my journeys I found I have a new passion for fashion.
And some how it will come to life, a reality.