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Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors

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An essential guide to understanding the dynamics of a startup's board of directors

Let's face it, as founders and entrepreneurs, you have a lot on your plate—getting to your minimum viable product, developing customer interaction, hiring team members, and managing the accounts/books. Sooner or later, you have a board of directors, three to five (or even seven) Type A personalities

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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by Wiley
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Danny Hadar
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good overview of the board duties with a lot of comments from past bard members.
I thought that some of the things were a bit repetitive but overall covers the main things
Tim Hughes
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Startup Boards is a great background document on how to run a venture capital backed board in the US. (I'm CEO of a self funded business in the UK). It explains the procedures you need to follow, how to work out who should be on the board and the etiquette of meetings. If you are outside of the US then you do need to take the very US centric details with a pinch of salt.
Vasco
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: startups
Great book. Extensive knowledge on board dynamics is presented, structured throughout different chapters touching different topics. The reader is told how to vet board members, how to "coach" them and screen conflicts of interest and others, and much more. Great book.
Laura Papla Ford
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A must read for any entrepreneur - even if you do not have to have a formal board.
Ken Hamner
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Very practical and pretty thorough. This whole series of books is great.
Petr Bela
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: startup, audible-uk
I'd probably suggest reading Venture Deals first, and if you're still hungry for more information, or have specific questions about forming a board, continue with this one.
Pete Welter
Jan 20, 2014 rated it liked it
If you're a startup founder or CEO, or a current or prospective board member, then this book will walk you through both the reasons behind and the mechanics of the board of directors of a startup company. While it will help you understand the responsibilities of the various members of the board, it's true value is in discussing what works, and what doesn't for boards. Because of the authors' extensive experience in the startup arena, they've seen boards of all kinds, and that diversity of their ...more
Joshua Francia
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very dense, procedural, with key definitions to understand the nuances behind a board of directors. Really useful as a way to really get the importance of running the board as a CEO and to give it the weight it deserves.
Pete
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Worth reading

This a book I have recommended multiple times. It offers practical advice and insight into the responsibilities and practicalities of setting up and running a startup board. It is also very readable - highly recommended. I wish this had existed 20 years ago.
Derek
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Appreciate the great, specific info. Would have loved to have the same for a nonprofit since there are so many fundamental differences.
Morenike
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lot's of great information about everything you've ever wondered or needed to know about startup boards.
Jonah
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
US centric, so some items not relevant in a NZ context. But full of good advice and lots of takeouts to ensure you're getting the most out of your board as a young startup company.
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Great how to guide. I recommend the online course my the Kauffman Foundation for a succinct tutorial.
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Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.

Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution se
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