Working with Founders

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Working with FoundersEntrepreneur, founders, operations, optimize, startups, VC

by vanessaalexandra on January 5, 2018 with Comments Off on Working with Founders

After closing we will meet with the founders and have a deeper conversation around early goals, what their plans are, and provide feedback. Depending on the product stage or stage in seed – because yes, it has become that broad – we will provide help in the following formats. If we are first institutional money …

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Sick Days in Startup Land

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Sick Days in Startup Landbusiness, early stage, operations, startups

by vanessaalexandra on August 7, 2013 with Comments Off on Sick Days in Startup Land

Prioritize what must get done vs what needs to get done Taking a sick day is not the same from corporate when you work in an early stage startup or a small business.  There is no one to cover for you or to help pick up your slack “while you are out”.  The New York …

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Internship Experience

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Internship Experiencebusiness, early stage, Interns, operations, optimize, startups, team

by vanessaalexandra on August 6, 2013 with Comments Off on Internship Experience

My intern team runs from 5 to 8 interns at any given point throughout the year.  I structure internships using a three pronged solution, the internship role will have a: Responsibility in operations to run the day to day of the business Project or duty that will impact his or her experience and growth; It has …

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