Founder Reading – Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

STRATEGY: Matt Turck of FirstMark interviews Zach Perret, CEO of Plaid, discussing the journey of the company, selling to developers, the future of fintech and more in: “The Path to a $2.7B Unicorn: In Conversation with Zach Perret, CEO, Plaid

MANAGEMENT: The Slack team on how to lay the groundwork for team trust, make collaboration part of your culture, and the importance of rethinking team-building activities in: “The essential field guide to team building

GROWTH: Arielle Jackson of First Round Capital offers a crash course on the process of hiring your first marketer, touching on everything from timing, who to look for, common mistakes and more in: “So You Think You’re Ready to Hire a Marketer? Read This First.”

MARKETPLACES: Julia Morrongiello of Point Nine Capital provides key takeaways from a Point Nine Capital hosted B2B Market Place Conference of more than 100 B2B marketplace founders from around Europe in: “4 Lessons Learned from Building and Scaling B2B Marketplaces

SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES: Kristen DeCosta of Churn Buster provides tips on reducing churn for subscription businesses with several points that also apply for SASS companies in: “8 Secrets for Extending Customer LTVs and Reducing eCommerce Subscription Churn – Churn Buster Resources