Beth, Hunter, Satya, and Jenna discuss following through on Homebrew’s values and their active commitment to support founders through the highs, lows, and hard decisions of startup life.
- Reflecting on the first three years building Homebrew – “Take pleasure from the journey, not just the destination.”
- Founders’ grit – “Grit is invaluable. It’s the key to survival & success for startups.”
- On the founder and investor relationship: “Founders are the lead dog…They should always be pushing and willing to be challenged to stay true to their vision.”
- Existential moments for startup founders and the questions that define their outcome: How do you react when you fall down? How do you react when you make a mistake? How do you react when someone you respect tells you that you’re wrong?
- Tips on making hard decisions and how Homebrew aims to “apply pressure sensibly and constructively.” — Satya’s advice? Keep calm and carry on.
- Trust as the foundation as the founder-investor relationship and how to communicate with VCs; “There’s going to be good news and bad news but we never want surprises.”