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Technical Recruiting with Daniel Chen, Multi-time Founder & Visiting Fellow at Sequoia Capital

In this episode of The Gradience Podcast, Nigel is joined by Daniel Chen, Multi-time Founder & Visiting Fellow at Sequoia Capital.

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The crypto industry is rapidly expanding as interest in the ethos and space increases. As such, the demand for crypto talent in crypto-inclined startups is also increasing and getting competitive. Founders are painfully aware of this and the fact that the early stage of a company is its most delicate. Therefore, to deliver on the company’s goals, an early team has to function appropriately and synergize. In achieving this, professionals with the right skillset need to be recruited. Additionally, in as much as job descriptions in the tech space might overlap, the core job functions of team members need to be identified. Crucial in this process is selecting members who have the right culture fit, are high performers, and are resilient. Having these figured out makes product development all the more effective.

They cover: 

👉 Dan’s journey to being a partner at Andreessen Horowitz 

👉 Formative lessons from the VC/startup world

 👉 The conception of Open Token

 👉 Hiring co-founders and organizational members 

👉 Understanding role division in the organization 

👉 Cashflow management and team hiring 

👉 Hiring criteria

 👉 Homogeneity in hiring and team building 

👉 OpenToken during the 2017 crypto winter 

👉 OpenToken’s pivot into Hero.app and the acquisition of Hero.app 

👉 OpenToken’s hiring funnel 

👉 The crypto industry today 

👉 Advice to Dan on his first founding attempt 

👉 Resilience in founders 

👉 The possibility of a crypto winter in the face of the influx of crypto/tech talent

About The Gradience

The Gradience” is a podcast by Build Talent & hosted by Nigel Robinson, wherein each episode, we’ll be speaking with a founder or expert as we discuss the art & science of hiring leaders, why it matters, and how you can keep up.

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Get in touch: podcast@buildtalent.io 

About Build Talent

Build Talent, founded by Jose Guardado & Brian Bocchino is a company focused on retained search of technology leadership for high growth companies.

About Build Talent

Build Talent, founded by Jose Guardado & Brian Bocchino is a company focused on retained search of technology leadership for high growth companies.

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