Want to lure a big-name CEO onto your board? These founders tell how they did it
The smartest entrepreneurs don’t only look ahead—they also check the rearview mirror. “Tech founders tend to assume that everybody in the past has done things badly. I think that’s a fatal flaw, ” says Matthew Gross, founder of Newsela, an edtech startup. Whether they’re investors or board members, you can profit from former execs in the very industries you are taking on.