Just about every VC will push their founders to do as Daft Punk recommends and go "Harder. Faster. Stronger."* This article provides a great counterpoint and explores the value in having a slow burn rate. It comes across a little bit preachy, but stick with it because the real value is right at the end - if you're B2B and you have a long sales cycle, a slow burn rate can be the difference between life and death.
* Credit to Federico Travella of Novicap for this analogy
The Difference Slow Burn Can Make “Most companies working in our field didn't make it because they ran out of money before the wireless carriers were ready to launch their services,” says Roumeliotis. If you're in a B2B market where customers are slow to make decisions, this is something you have to take very seriously. You have to last long enough for them to get all the way through the sales cycle. It's not an easy feat. “You have to know how fast your customers are capable of moving. For us, decisions were made over the course of six months, or even 2 years.”