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Sales methodologies for startup hiring; How to get VCs to make you customer intros & More
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Hello, Hello - welcome to Femstree't’s life online. I’m Sarah and this is the 267th edition of Femstreet. I’ve missed you! We are now back to business after a little break and wedding marathon in May.
Advice from a CEO with a newborn on how to be real with investors. Starling Bank CEO Anne Boden is going to step down this summer. Maria Shen has been promoted to General Partner at Electric Capital. Conviction VC founder Sarah Guo on why there’s faster AI regulation needed. Twitter trust and safety head Ella Irwin has resigned. The Mom Project founder Allison Robinson shares how she raised $116M. From fax machines to shape wear. Climate tech Cur8 founded by serial fintech entrepreneur Marta Krupinska raised $6.5M Seed from GV for its market-making platform for carbon removals.
From builders and investors in our universe…
Make it easy for VCs to walk you in the door of potential customers
Good VCs can effectively help you skip the line and help with finding your first prospects. The best founders will also make it easy for their investors to identify when an introduction will be genuinely helpful, they share a blurb with their language and a target customer list. Boldstart’s Ellen Chisa shares some best practices and a Target Customer Template template to speed up this process…Read more.
Sales methodologies for startup hiring
In the early days, you’re constantly doing two types of pitches: Recruiting and sales - both require heavy process engineering behind the scenes. Great sales leaders know that a poorly executed process will kill a deal, even if your product is the perfect fit for the prospect’s needs. The same applies to hiring. Alloy’s founder Sara Du shares how to apply discovery and qualification to your interview process…Read more.
Finding Faith in the Age of AI
In today’s emerging, exciting, and sometimes anxiety-inducing era of AI, we are increasingly being forced to ask the ultimate existential question: What makes us human? Redpoint’s Meera Clark on why we should all double click on the Why and the How, as the ways that new AI-enabled applications evolve have the ability to make or break humanity as we know it…Read more.
How to disagree at work without rubbing people the wrong way
Mastering the art of disagreement is no easy task, but it's worth the effort. Instead, approach disagreements with courage, diplomacy, and compassion. Preparation is key. Former Google Staff Software Eng Irina Stanescu on how you can significantly increase the chances of you getting what you want, all while striving to maintain positive relationships…Read more.
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