About This Show
Join us as we interview early investors in billion-dollar business like Uber, Snapchat and Twitter. Each in-depth interview explains how investors find their next big startup. This show is produced by AngelList, where startups raise money and recruit talent. Companies like Uber, Thumbtack, Postmates, Shyp and Sprig have all used AngelList to find early investors. Learn more at http://www.angel.co.
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Interview with Steve Newcomb: Hiring and Management
Nov 1 16
We interviewed Steve Newcomb and learned how he hires and manages top talent. Steve has founded several companies, including Powerset, which was acquired by Microsoft and ultimately became the underlying technology behind Microsoft Bing. Powerset was one of the most-respected startups in the late 2000s. It launched with the mission of building a better search engine than Google, attracted top investors like Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, and built an exceptionally talented team with employees that ultimately went on to found other important startups like Github, Serious Business (acquired by Zynga), and Crowdflower. In 2010, after having sold Powerset to Microsoft, Steve wrote Cult Creation—one of the best guides to hiring and management at startups. Today, he's releasing an updated version of Cult Creation with all the lessons he's learned from running his current company, Famous. In this episode, Steve shares his favorite advice to founders from Cult Creation and talks about what additional lessons he's learned over last six years.