I'm working on a community-driven company and so far the growth in active users, number of posts, and engagement have all been good. However, we plan to raise from investors in the near future and realized that there's a natural conflict between accelerating user growth and the community health.
If you've been in this situation, how did you manage to grow the community quickly without degrading the community itself? Founders, if you avoided the "growth at all costs" route, what KPI's did you use to convince investors instead of active users / # of posts?
Allowing the community to break into more granular categories and topics as the number of users grows is already on the roadmap.