Oof, oof, oof. Strong agree on this being a bad fit for VC funding.
It seems like if they’re trying to get into the corporate wiki space (which is the only place I can imagine there being VC-money-type return), that’s going to necessitate different focus on features from what makes sense for the personal brain-backup user.
I’ve enjoyed the new blood Roam has brought into the personal knowledgebase community, and it’s even indirectly responsible for getting me back into Tiddlywiki after years of absence–but this can only skew people’s expectations about what notetaking can be.
From the commonplace book to the zettelkasten to the personal wiki, and everything in between. Technology-focused content and practice-based content both welcome. While we’re still small, screenshots of your notes that you’re particularly proud of are also welcome!