Look at the downside of doing things the traditional way...
Full-time v part-time
Traditional way of thinking is that a person is only truly committed if full-time. That means that the only way to scale your startup is to have specialists in particular skills - a CTO, CMO etc. That is restricting - everything is seen through one person's eyes within the area of responsibility. It leads to silos, battles for power and blinkered thinking - you buy a person's weaknesses as well as their strengths.
Contrast this with the Virtual C system we use. Multiple expert advisors on a part-time basis. These people have constantly building and up to date experience of other companies and methodologies. You can build a team of people to cover all your skill and knowledge requirements - perhaps, for example, different advisors for different markets, or different products. For the cost of 3 full-timers you can have six or even a dozen experts working on your problems and opportunities.
You can choose to take on the responsibilities for full-time employees. Restrict your growth to adding a person at a time. Accept a lot of expertise in a few things.
Or you can have a pool of experts where you can shrink or enlarge, change direction or add expertise as you need it.
In medieval times it was enough to be good in your area. Customers were local - they didn't know higher standards existed elsewhere. England had a few million people - you'd only met a few hundred. Picked the best out of that small pool.
But the clever people moved to towns or cities. Formed guilds of all the best in their trade. Travelled to learn how things were done elsewhere. Suddenly the standard was a lot higher.
Now we have 7.3 billion people. World centres of excellence, where many companies compete, raising the level of excellence and knowledge in that field.
So the question is do you want to be a geography limited company? One which picks from a few people who can physically get to meetings with you, pretending the others don't exist.
Managing remote teams is a different skill. But it is one I believe every world class company has to acquire. And it is especially important for startups, who have to go out worldwide and find the talent, rather than using their brand to attract it.