500 Startups’ Matt Lerner’s tips on recruitment
As a high-calibre mentor in the valley in the US, Matt Lerner, 500 Startups’ London Partner, has been hiring and building growth team for 10 years. His main tip about recruitment for his fellow diners at the recent dinner he spoke at was:
Hiring the best people is critical.
He looks for people who are:
- Humble. People are failing all the time; some people try to hide it.
- Curious. People who are intensively asking questions.
- Motivators and know how to move. Collaborative and team working can really influence behaviour.