Never Go it Alone: Startup Insights
At Silicon Valley Bank, we are committed to helping next-gen entrepreneurs get though the ups and downs of building a startup. We understand the balancing act of juggling urgency and long-term vision. To help you, we’ve compiled advice from startup founders, tips for hiring and managing successful teams and roadmaps for planning for growth.
BUILDING YOUR TEAM
Twist Bioscience CEO Emily Leproust says she doesn’t hire people who avoid problems, but people who can solve problems. Among the hardest jobs of a startup founder is to find the right talent, meld personalities and skills and then create a company culture that drives business goals. Here’s advice from startup founders on how to build a dynamic team.
PLANNING FOR GROWTH
Taking a startup from idea to market takes vision and staying power. Be prepared for bumps on the road. “I think a real entrepreneur is defined not by the successes they have; it’s by how they face obstacles and challenges,” on the path to growth, advises ViewFind Founder and CEO Zheng Yu Huang. Here’s advice from startup founders and venture banking experts on financing startup growth and maximising growth.