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So what skill are important as a startup CEO?

Defining the skills a startup CEO requires is addressed here by Stephen Millard of Norton Capital.

Fred Wilson, the VC, says “A CEO [only does] three things

  • Set the overall vision and strategy of the company and communicates it to all stakeholders
  • Recruit, hire, and retain the very best talent for the company
  • Make sure there is always enough cash in the bank”

“The role of the early stage ‘Product CEO’

  • Establish product market fit, maintain ongoing innovation and establish a leadership position;
  • Communicate the vision to all stakeholders;
  • Recruit a great leadership team and establish a culture to attract and retain the best people;
  • Build an economically viable and capital efficient business; and
  • Drive the business forward relentlessly to successfully navigate from Seed to Series C”

The article is concise and well worth reading.

 

 


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