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Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups


I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup.

5 Secrets to Staffing an Early Stage Start-Up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To survive the "make it or break it" stage of launching a start-up, find someone who will work through the tough times. Hire a forecaster.

Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups

Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups. Data Collective has already made 46 investments from its first fund, which it calls “comparable with other seed and early stage funds” (Ocko and Bogue wouldn’t reveal fund size.). Startups. Mobile. Gadgets.

How to Hire Your First Employee

Up and Running

Before you get there, however, you have to actually complete the interviewing, hiring, and onboarding process. Hire for your weaknesses.

Hiring Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”.

Leadership Evolution: How to Manage Managers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hiring great managers isn't enough. As your business grows, if you can't manage your managers, you'll halt growth.

The Controversial First Role to Hire After Your “A Round”

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve thought a lot about team construction of early stage companies. I was once asked on Quora what my idea startup team would be.

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Startup Sales – Why Hiring Seasoned Reps May Not Work

Both Sides of the Table

One of the biggest mistakes I see early-stage startups making is hiring “seasoned&# sales professionals or hiring people too senior, too early.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech: 2016 Update

View from Seed

On the early-stage side, this includes groups like Assemble , founded by Michael Skok, John Pearce, and C.A. To name a few: 1.

Startup Lessons: Board Management

Venture Chronicles

Entrepreneurship entrepreneurship Get Satisfaction management startup lessons Startups well a lot of things can derail the best laid plans.

7 Things to Look for in Your First Hires

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your first employees are often the most important hires you''ll make--so don''t move too fast. They can light their own fire.

Why You Should (Probably) Hire Specialists

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

New research suggests the more valuable hire might be someone who can do one thing--but do it really well. Think you want a well-rounded rsum?

When The VC Asks: About Your Hiring Plan

Hunter Walker

Whether it’s adding capacity to an existing function (#MawrEngineers) or bringing new talents onboard (“we intend to make our first marketing hire”), glossing over these bullet points towards the back of the pitch deck would be a mistake. I’m interested in not just what these people will be doing but how and when they’ll be hired.

5 Ways to Hire Superstar Talent Without Going Broke

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There''s a point in the growth cycle of every early stage company when an infusion of new talent is necessary. Sadly, many entrepreneurs behind startups with limited resources believe that hiring these stars is impossible. Surprise! million-dollar vision may be more enticing than a million dollars. Share your vision.

If, Why, and How Founders Should Hire a “Professional” CEO

Reid Hoffman

love the early stages of building a company.  And any CEO you hire should be eager to accept your honest counsel.) The Web 2.0

How to pinpoint the best hire for each stage in the business life cycle

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A startup in the development stage needs to hire a very different type of person than does a growth company aiming for maturity.

Use Equity to Hire the Best

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It’s a high-class problem to have: Your company’s growing quickly, and you need some superior talent to help you manage it.

Guidelines For Interviewing At A Startup

Feld Thoughts

My long time friend Chris Moody , president and COO of Gnip, has offered to write some guest posts on management – we’ll call the series Moody on Management. Hopefully these few tips help lead to more great matches down the road.  By the way, Gnip is hiring ! Interviewing gnip hiring interviewing moodyPlease.

Google Engineer: How We Interview, How I’d Beat Us for Talent, & How Non-Technical Founders Should Approach Devs

View from Seed

recently chatted with Saurya about how he approaches hiring engineers at Google and what founders can learn. Seek to match new hires to that.

The Future of Startups 2013-2017

Scalable Startup

And the reason is because – the reason fundamentally is because now that you have got these things, you have — now that you have a computer in everybody’s hand, all of a sudden all these barriers — it used to be these barriers to market entry were so big, it used to be there just weren’t that many early adopters in the world. tomnora.

The most valuable lessons I learned from managing a virtual team

The Next Web

These categories came from Yonder conference , a conference held to discuss just such challenges and solutions: hiring and onboarding. Be open.


Making the Perfect Hire

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As their core team expands, most face the same hiring dilemma. In the interview, he laid out a management plan for the sales force.

Startup Founders’ Favorite Interview Questions to Judge Early Team Fit

View from Seed

Here’s what we learned… Hire a Missionary. If it’s a seed-stage hire, you should already know the person.

33 Insider Tips For Getting Hired At A Startup


By being a part of the conversation, you just might catch the attention of a startup that’s hiring. 6. What’s yours?

How to Hire the Right PR Pro

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Very early stage companies, or those that are bootstrapped, might handle PR on their own. Still ready to hire some PR help?

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The Buskers Guide to Running a Tech Startup | VC’s, Remote Working, Hiring and more.

Business of Software Blog

She touched on many of her experiences in growing, from dealing to VC’s, to remote working, to the hiring process and their policy of ‘blind hiring’ to ensure the best people get the job based on merit alone, and shared actionable tips on each of these. You Can’t Busk Hiring. How We HIRE.

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Managing Startups: Best Blog Posts of 2013

Platforms and Networks

Here''s my compilation of 2013''s best posts and books about managing startups. Models That Leverage Dominant Platforms Sangeet Choudary discusses how to manage startup growth strategies that piggyback upon an existing dominant platform, used by AirBnB, PayPal, etc. assembled similar lists at the end of 2012 , 2011 , 2010 and 2009.

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Why Talent Management should be a priority for entrepreneurs

Active Garage

With so many things to focus on, delegation and prioritization become important from an early stage. Align Your Workforce. Conclusion.

People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

Both Sides of the Table

How did they decide whether to use RightScale or to manage AWS themselves? Senior management feels undermined. Skipping. quick example.

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The Long Arc of Startup Teams: How Founders’ Approach to Talent Evolves

View from Seed

To people and culture management in general? What did we like/not like about past companies’ approach to hiring and team development?

Building a Lifestyle Business in a Startup World

Up and Running

The allure of this narrative is obvious: the smartest kids in the room get to hire their friends and build a company with other people’s money.

Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2012

Platforms and Networks

Here's my compilation of 2012's best posts about managing startups. Vin Vacanti on excuses that kept Yipit from launching early. Ash Maurya published his book, Running Lean ; he describes the Lean Stack -- tools for managing hypothesis testing -- in a two-part post. PR Strategy Susanna Gebauer of exploreB2B on managing PR.

The “Good” Student « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

And it hires very smart people from the best schools.  Google is looking to hire workers. love Google. Or Microsoft or IBM. love it.

Building a High-Tech Startup Team

Business Plan Blog

The single most important factor to raising capital for any tech startup is the management team. Early Stage. Seed to Series A.

Episode 4: Signs You Need a Manager, Online Tools for Startups, and Our TV and Podcast Top Picks

Up and Running

This week, we discuss the Bplans article, 12 Signs You Need to Hire a Manager. Are there signs you shouldn’t hire one? 

How to Configure Your Startup Team

Both Sides of the Table

I am fond of quoting that about 70% of my investment decision of an early-stage company is the team. Don’t hire a homogenous team.

Is the 'Hire Slow, Fire Fast' Theory Total Crap?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The catchphrase 'hire slow, fire fast' is popular in the start-up community, but is it actually good advice? My first boss was right.

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What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up? 3 FULL TIME JOBS.

Scalable Startup

Managing and Properly Growing The Business – this includes several things, depending on the size of the enterprise: managing employees, administration, hiring, firing, leases, expenses, unhappy employees, fixing other problems, etc. Weekends are meaningless. Your mind is thinking 24 hours a day, even when you sleep.

Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2011

Platforms and Networks

Here's my compilation of 2011's best posts about managing startups. Brant Cooper reviews biases that managers from different functions bring to the customer development process. Erica Swallow offers 10 tips for managing startup PR. Recruiting and HR Policy Issues Jeff Bussgang on why early-stage startups should avoid titles.

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Don't Hire a Marketer before Product/Market Fit

Startup Marketing Blog

Startup Marketing Blog – By Sean Ellis Unlocking Startup Growth By Sean Ellis of 12in6 Feb 14th 09 Don’t Hire a Marketer before Product/Market Fit This must seem like heresy coming from a guy who had the title VP Marketing for 10 years and writes a blog called There are two key twists I’ve made to his framework.