Ramen Profitability

Paul Graham talks about the concept in his article 𝍌 A Fundraising Survival Guide:

At YC we use the phrase “ramen profitable” to describe the situation where you’re making just enough to pay your living expenses. Once you cross into ramen profitable, everything changes. You may still need investment to make it big, but you don’t need it this month.

I’ve written about ramen profitability here: