Let's be very clear, it's almost impossible to reach core team perfection at the Seed and Series A stage, but you wouldn’t be reading this unless you liked almost-impossible goals… The core team in perfect alignment is a thing of beauty. Three well balanced individuals who support each other creating a gapless barrier to take … Continue reading Crafting your core team
This morning I had a great call with a founder. Let's call him Mark. He told me about his Robot Startup which I am extremely excited about working with in the future. Autonomous Robots delivering consumer products. Massive potential. His current challenge - sales. Mark explained more about how he is building the sales team: … Continue reading How to build the wrong team.
Executive Strategic Recruitment & Talentmanagement (the short version). Thanks Sam Cooke. During growth periods in young companies, it is vital to look at the senior management and honestly ask if they are the right individuals for that job moving forward. Most startups don’t even consider this point until it’s too late, allowing minor problems to become … Continue reading A change is gonna come…
The business will pivot, the strategy will change, the target market will be altered (you might go crazy and go live up in the woods, never wanting to hear the word startup again), but the one factor which must stay constant is a successful core team. The founders and core team are perhaps the most … Continue reading Execute and don‘t pull off the band-aid slowly!