It never gets any easier.
Don't go through the motions.
You are going to have to become a recruiter.
Don't hire too fast.
Don't be in denial about needing to fire people.
You will have to become a manager.
It's way harder to raise subsequent rounds.
Don't let yourself run out of runway.
Don't talk to corp dev.
The more successful you become, the more haters you'll have.
Ship great things.
Oracle，SAP，IBM等行动缓慢、缺乏创新的公司就是以sales为中心的公司文化；而硅谷绝大多数高速增长的公司则是崇尚hacker-centric的公司文化。这篇文章是Box的创始人兼CEO谈公司文化的选择，“Companies that can align both sales and engineering around customer needs will have better insight into the innovations that will keep them relevant and the motivation to build them.”