According to investors we spoke to, it takes a special type of non-technical person to muster the empathy to work with developers.
A very good list, indeed.
“Hire Great People” is an evergreen priority for every startup founder, whether it’s the company’s first employee or 1,000th. I’ve already written about how mission-driven founders have a recruitin…
Great advice, as always, from Hunter.
Good advice here, though geared toward making money as an web product company more than general advice.
More and more companies will be built fully distributed this way. Great ideas here for companies with all remote workers.
Buffer is a fully distributed team. It's a decision I had to make at the end of 2012, and it's interesting to reflect on that decision now. I am happy to report that I am in love with the choice we made to be distributed all across the world.
I agree – I’m in love with distributed teams. At Storybird, my current company, we’re a small but distributed team, and for over 4 years I worked at Canonical, which is distributed across the globe. Like the linked post here says, lots of writing focuses on the challenges, but there are great upsides to a distributed team. Most importantly, to me, is sustainable development – people are happier, more productive, and less prone to burn out.
Check out this post for more. Distributed teams will become more and more common, so it’s better for people not familiar with this to get an understanding now of what works well. I can no longer imagine working in an office or for a company with little work-from-home support. It really is that much better.
There's a growing trove of info to help startups raise their rounds but if you're looking to raise a venture fund, the advice is pretty sparse.