FounderTalk

  • August 20, 2014
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"Most equity splits today are more art than science with people relying on many well-meaning (and often intelligent and experienced) advisors whose formulas weigh inputs based on ideas, experience, skills, relationships and time commitment. These are all important factors and should be taken into account in your allocation framework. However, the most common missing ingredient is the dynamic feature that...

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  • August 13, 2014
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"Problem was, the whole idea of comparing myself to some adjacent company was ridiculous..." -Dave Hersh, a current Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz...

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  • July 30, 2014
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"My first real job out of college was as the first non-founding engineer at POPSUGAR, which was called "Sugar, Inc." at the time. It wasn't until years later that I understood how lucky I was that my "introduction" to Silicon Valley was as an early employee at a quickly-growing startup with an amazing founding team. The biggest reason was that...

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  • July 10, 2014
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By far the hardest and most exasperating part of launching a successful startup is recruiting an all-star team. That said, I seem to have cracked the code and lived to tell. So in the interest of helping others recruit exceptional early teams, I’m going to document here how I did it. It is part art and part science, but...

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  • June 25, 2014
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This #FounderTalk guest post was written by Jonathan Zazove. Jonathan is currently CTO and a unicorn at EndlessTV in New York City. He was previously the founder of Papervitamins and is a Managing Director at FounderDating. I often go to Meetups. I go to Meetups that cater exclusively to developers by only covering technical topics. These are often fun...

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