- All About Founders! Runway of Will, Financial Realities, and Leveling Up
All About Founders! Runway of Will, Financial Realities, and Leveling Up
A newsletter for founders & friends
Welcome to the 70th edition of Re:VITALIZE, a newsletter with tactics, strategies, and stories on building companies plus our favorite future of work reads, going out to 3,400+ people each week. Forward to a friend who may want to subscribe!
Top 3 Tweets
🥇 Thinking About Runway in Terms of Founder Will
Early stage founders often think about their runway in terms of months of cash.
In the truly early days, pre-PMF, the real runway is more like months of founder will. Most people only have 18-24 months before they run out of steam, that's the real resource to spend carefully.
— Jack Altman (@jaltma)
May 26, 2023
🥈 Founders' Financial Realities
We need to openly talk about how much of a financial commitment being a founder is.
Expect to spend all of your personal funds and live without a stable salary for a long time.
If your startup fails it will take years to rebuild your personal finances.
— stevie (maybe) (@steviemctweets)
May 31, 2023
🥉 Experiences That “Level Up” Startup Operators
What are some of the most helpful/formative experiences as a startup operator?
Experiences that “level you up” as a mentor, manager, or advisor — some below:
— Shriya Nevatia (@shriyanevatia)
May 30, 2023
Crowdsourced: best places to source talent for startups
74 Items Investors Will Expect in a Data Room
Founders’ opinions on luck surrounding product market fit
The complete guide on how to sell your startup
From regrets to lessons: wisdom from founders’ missteps
A thread of pre-seed and seed investors for underrepresented founders
Future of Work Reads
Why Gen Z are so motivated by pay (BBC)
Most LGBTQ+ employees are not comfortable being out at work. Companies are failing them (Fast Company)
Why Are Remote Corporate Workers Having More Fun? Co-Working Spaces (NYT)
‘Funemployment’ and the Gen Z Job Market (WSJ)
How a “Pay-to-Quit” Strategy Can Reveal Your Most Motivated Employees (HBR)
The Future Of Global Remote Work: Navigating A New Landscape (Forbes)
The World of VITALIZE
MarginEdge, a VITALIZE portfolio company, has been recognized again by Washington Business Journal as one of the top places to work in the D.C. area
VITALIZE portfolio company Genomenon wins Best Show of Award at Bio-IT World 2023 Conference and Expo
VITALIZE Managing Partner Gale Wilkinson is included among 30 of the best seed investors for the second year in a row
Open jobs at VITALIZE portfolio companies
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