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Entrepreneurial DNA by Mind Map: Entrepreneurial DNA

1. Judge your own judgement

2. You manage what you measure

3. Ship early & often

3.1. if you ship in 2 years, something's wrong

4. Don't hire people like you

5. Create a sense of urgency

6. 50 coffee mings

6.1. Talk to other entrepreneurs who just did X to get the best knowledge

7. CTO vs VP R&D

7.1. CTO high on technology scale & low on process orientation

7.2. VP R&D the opposite

8. Hire people who punch above their weight class

8.1. who still want to prove themselves & grateful for the opportunity

9. Assume everything will go wrong, & very soon all fundings will just stop

10. When interests investors is the team

10.1. resilience

10.1.1. when everything goes tohell, will you stay

11. Raise funding for 18month

12. Angels need social proof

13. Meet investors early

13.1. they need to see pattern thru time

14. Hire your co-founder

14.1. so you can fire him when it doesn't work

14.2. vesting is mandatory

15. Startups are a grind

16. About

16.1. partner Upfront Ventures

16.2. http://www.bothsideofthetable.com

16.3. 70 videos

16.4. sold 2 companies, 2nd one to SFDC

16.5. ex VP Product with SFDC

16.6. slides will be in SlideShare