I'm about to join a new startup as their CTO and we need to choose our server software stack. The client side is a mobile application (Android, iPhone, etc.) so the server side exposes an API and little to no UI.
My experience is mainly with the Microsoft stack which is why I'm leaning towards using it for our server development. However, we were told this would be frowned upon by potential valley VCs. We were told to go with "anything open source", such as PHP or RoR.
- In your experience, is a consumer oriented startup based on Microsoft technologies something frowned upon by VCs?
- Is the Microsoft option really more expensive given BizSpark and the advantages of a single vendor?