Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie quotes on founding team

I work for the Internet, at @stripe, mostly on accelerating startups. Opinions here are my own.

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1

Founding a funded startup which doesn’t work out largely does not and should not irreversibly damage the founders’ finances. We should stop implying this is routine and stop valorizing courses of action which increase likelihood of it happening, like not taking salary.

2

If you’re doing background due diligence on a founder, investor, executive, etc etc, there are far less effective widely used tactics than going to a podcast search engine and listening to them talk for an hour or two.

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