The start-up that hits on hiring their first sales leader will substantially increase the probability of generating an asymmetric return. Shoutout to Andreessen Horowitz, especially Peter Levine for consistently publishing high value content focused on this area, growth, intersection of sales and marketing etc. + #MiamiTech. Both inspired this essay. 6 important considerations below: Can one of your co-Founders sell as well as the other can build product? Goes without saying
13 years ago, I returned to NYC + fell in love with what was happening around standing up Silicon Alley. The vision Bloomberg had at the time was laughed at by many at the time, but he believed. The founders believed, the investors believed + the ecosystem as a whole believed. If you didn't believe, all you had to do was stop by Tom + Jerry's on Elizabeth Street in NoHo to meet the ecosystem in real-life and you would believe too. Fast forward to today + the "How can I help?"