Hiring For Your Startup? 5 Best Practices

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Hiring effectively is both a science and an art. This article will cover five practical principles to make the life of a startup CEO easier. 1) The Hiring Landscape In emerging ecosystems oftentimes there is a dearth of talent. In mature ecosystems availability is usually not the problem, it’s cost. Ever heard of Google or Facebook paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for an entry-level ML engineer? And attracting talent is half the battle, retaining is the other. All the cliches about money and fulfillment are very much true here — a startup probably needs both. At Tau Ventures we…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.