Web Start-up Dream Team
Four Ideal Team Members for a Web Start-Up
What would the ideal founding team for a Web start-up look like? OnStartups.com takes a stab at answering this question and finds the following four team member ‘types’ to be most relevant.
- Developer: One brilliant developer is the most important member of a founding team. This should be someone who can produce, release and
maintain working code. This is not a CTO or architect.
- Designer / UI / UX person: The second most important member of the team would be a brilliant designer-type, someone that can take a human problem and design an easy to use, software solution to address the issue.
- Inbound Marketer: The third member of this magical start-up should be someone who can pull people in (not push out) and create remarkable content that will attract traffic and customers.
- Sales Person: Start-up companies do not need a VP of sales, they need real sales people.
This fab four founding team could have fewer members, as it is possible to have some of these traits in one member. The blogger also notes that he intentionally excluded a “visionary” from the founding team because, “humans do not care about other people’s visions.”
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