Founder Reading – Monday, June 24th, 2019

EXITS: Ben Weiss, Founder and CEO of Zcruit, shares the lessons from his journey in founding Zcruit, the challenges in recruiting software engineers, the acquisition offer of Reigning Champs and more in: How Zcruit exited early

FOUNDER INTERVIEW: Justin Kan, Founder and CEO of Atrium, shares insights on the need to normalize vulnerability in startups, explains the meaning on why attaching happiness to future outcomes will lead to suffering, his biggest lessons that drive success in therapy and more in: 20VC: JUSTIN KAN ON WHY WE HAVE TO NORMALIZE VULNERABILITY IN STARTUPS TODAY, WHY ATTACHING HAPPINESS TO FUTURE OUTCOMES WILL ONLY LEAD TO SUFFERING & WHY IT IS TOTAL BS THAT YOU HAVE TO “SUFFER” WHEN DOING A STARTUP

FUNDRAISING: Scott Kupor, Managing Partner at a16z, provides a brief tutorial for current and potential founders and how to understand the common economic terms found in termsheets, covering core definitions and concepts, and implications and consequences for your company in: The Economics of Term Sheets

GROWTH: Pulkit Agrawal, Co-founder and CEO of Chameleon, defines the product marketing role, responsibilities and KPIs after interviewing Product Marketing Managers from software companies in: What is Product Marketing? A Data-Backed Definition

HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: Jenna Lee or Carta describes how incentive stock options are and how they work in: What are incentive stock options (ISOs)?

STRATEGY: Rich Wong, General Partner at Accel, speaks with Eniac Founding General Partner Nihal Mehtaon about his thesis of picks and shovels, his experience supporting Accel’s investments in Facebook and Slack as well as why he believes the reigning technology companies today are not immune to another generational disruption and more in: Seed to Scale: Episode 23 with Rich Wong, GP at Accel