I did a bit of research on techies... so many guides written for people who can't code. So what do you do if you *can* code? How do these kinds of people start software businesses?
Did some research and turns out a lot of CS types nurtured their projects on the side until they had enough traction, in whatever form, to know they had success. While not possible for all projects, if it's a web/mobile business you can do a ton yourself.
The funny thing is, that get-money-to-make-an-MVP thing, that all those guides talk about.... doesn't seem to be reality to me. If you're pre-MVP, you are in friends'n'family territory unless you have strong signs of traction (sales, or something close to sales). So count yourself lucky, and perhaps focus on building market first and product second. Marketing/etc is likely the first thing to derisk.