How can the engineering team support a startup during fundraising? An interview with Redpoint's Erica Brescia
How can the engineering team support a startup during fundraising? An interview with Redpoint's Erica Brescia
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Shedrack Akintayo
January 23, 2023
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In the Fourth episode of our Tech Lead Twitter space series, Wilco’s CEO On Freund welcomed Redpoint’s Erica Brescia to talk about how the engineering team support a startup during fundraising.

In this session, On and Erica discusses the following:

  • Decisions the engineering team can make to help the team towards fundraising.
  • What do VCs look for in their technical due diligence?
  • What do they look for from an organisational perspective?
  • The importance of novelty in the tech used at a startup - should it be cutting-edge? Is that a significant factor?
  • What are some red flags you see in CTOs?
  • Is it important for the CEO of the company to have technical skills?
  • What is a good equity structure for the engineering team?

Listen to the full session here:

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