Building an effective board for your startup

Marketing podcast with Brad Feld

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Brad Feld. Brad has been a budding investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Before co-founding Foundry, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and is also a co-founder of Techstars. He is also the author of a number of books, including: Startup Boards: A Field Guide to Building and Leading an Effective Board of Directors.

Main takeaway:

The first time many founders see the inside of a boardroom is when they come in to lead their board. But how do signs work? How should they be structured, managed and leveraged so that startups can grow, avoid pitfalls and make the most of their governance? In this episode, author, investor, and entrepreneur, Brad Feld, shares his advice and guidance with CEOs, board members, investors, and anyone looking to serve on a board on what it takes to build and lead an effective board of directors. .

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Questions I ask Brad Feld:

[1:31] Why did you make a second edition?
[4:38] Can you tell us about the research you’ve done into the evolution of boards?
[6:52] What are the mistakes people make when building a board?
[10:38] At what point do you tell someone they need a sign?
[12:15] Are there things that need to be arranged if you are a start-up company before you start building a board?
[13:45] If I’m asked to be on a board, what should be expected of me and vice versa, if I’m a founder, you know, what do I expect a board member to contribute in the end?
[16:30] How important is it that board members like and respect each other?
[18:46] Where can people learn more about startup boards and the work you do?

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