#6: The road ahead: how to hire, grow and pivot

Finding a co-founder, developing an idea and raising a seed round are just the first steps of what’s often a 10 year plus journey for founders. And that journey has an ongoing, steep learning curve.

What should you look for in your first hires? How do you build a high-performing culture? How should you structure your relationships with mentors and advisors? And what are the signs that you should pivot your business?

In this bonus episode of How to be a Founder, we look at the road ahead, and how founders should tackle the challenges of growing their company. Hosts Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford: 

  • Reflect on their own learnings from building Entrepreneur First over the last 10 years.
  • Explore the role of mentors and advisors. 
  • Answer questions from guest Blocktorch CEO and co-founder Gery Pollak on building a strong company culture.
  • Respond to a letter from a founder deciding whether or not they should pivot their company.

For more advice on the road ahead, Matt and Alice’s book ‘How to be a Founder’ is out now. Visit howtobeafounder.com for more information and to order your copy.

Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the podcast.