What winning looks like; How admitting mistakes can make things right; The web3 talent gap
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What founders, startup operators, and investors are talking about…
What winning looks like
Whether you’re building in web2 or web3, the recipe for winning looks the same. Between scaling a multi-million dollar CPG brand and one of the fastest-growing crypto communities, Jaime Schmidt of BFF has learned firsthand the rules every founder should build by…Read more.
The web3 talent gap
Web3 has exposed the massive gap between talent and capital. Finding the right Web3 talent and knowing what “right” means and how to operationalize it, is a strategic and creative exercise. It’s not just about a Web3 skill set, it’s about the Web3 mindset. Ana Andjelic on the skills needed to give a brand a specific cultural context in the metaverse…Read more.
It may seem like large tech continues to consolidate and dominate, but Clara Lindh Bergendorff argues that micro-organizations and ownership are trends that growing and here to stay. She talks about why small is beautiful, and what needs to happen for multi-niche to become the norm…Read more.
Taking a few minutes to consider the context you are fundraising in can make a huge difference in creating a less emotionally draining process. To have the lowest stress fundraising process, think about the long, medium, and short term experiences of the investors you're pitching. Ellen Chisa of Boldstart shares good all the context that goes into a pitch meeting from the VC side…Read more.
Admitting you are wrong
As humans, we often mess up. When we do, it’s our responsibility to be accountable and make amends. But it’s impossible to own up to a mistake without first understanding what kind of mistake you’ve made. Deb Liu of Ancestry on how admitting mistakes can make things right…Read more.
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