Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard quotes on founding team

Entrepreneur & investor. Ex-CPO, Tinder. Architect of the top grossing app. Investor @SpaceX @Lyft @AngelList @NotionHQ @Airtable & many more...

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Great founders: High integrity Learning machines High energy High pain threshold Intellectual flexibility Empathetic Culturally curious Quick at forgetting (mistake amnesia) Unbelievable recruiters Incredible storytellers Patient & urgent Playful Point of view heavy

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There will be a small amount of people that want you to succeed. There will be a small amount of people that want you to fail. That’s about them not you. And there will be a sea of people in the middle who don’t care. The people truly with you, they are everything.

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Every founder should be so lucky to have a proxy founder. A proxy founder by definition is not involved with the company operationally but is aware of what’s happening. The optimal proxy founder is tough, loving & non-judgemental. The first call when things get really tough.

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Great founders teach us how to think about a future we could not envision.

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