It’s common knowledge that EA is more talent constrained than money constrained. Then, FTX comes in with hundreds of millions of dollars and funds a crazy bunch of things. Okay.
Clearly, the money is being put to incredibly good use. And I don’t think we’re hitting diminishing returns yet because the total money is still a dent. Especially when we think about the scale of the problems we’re trying to solve.
I notice I am confused. Do we prefer 1M USD over an ambitious and talented founder/engineer/whatever? What about 10M USD? 100M?
I would love it if you (the reader) could put in some numbers as answers. They don’t need to be super thought out, I just want to get a fermi sense of where the critical point lies. If you do want to expand on your reasoning though, it would be appreciated. Let’s keep a low bar and a high ceiling :)
(Note: I am interested in this question both from a personal career standpoint and a community standpoint!)