5 Tips on firing up your dream team
May 28, 2012 by SGE
VCs will almost always invest in a “A-Team with a B-idea” over a “B-team with an A-idea”. But team building is often one of the hardest things any founder must do in a startup, with the next hardest thing being keeping the team going. Losing your star employees could be a big morale drainer and in a startup, can severely cripple it.
On May 10th, with the support of Microsoft, SGE co-organized a talk with serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Tanguy Lesselin, a talk on: “Firing up your dream team” (view pictures). The guest speaker for the talk and our subsequent drinks was serial entrepreneur Goh Yiping of AllDealsAsia.
We have received many requests for the slides, so here we go:
Here are 5 key takeaways for entrepreneurs to note:
(1) Choose your co-founders well and set the right trust mechanisms
(2) Hire only A+ people
(3) Hire experts with humble attitude
(4) Always ask a candidate’s references
(5) Team motivation is a result of sharing a vision, company culture, and team previous achievements
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