Manage episode 57009372 series 57878
Many founders hope to one day take their company public on the stock market and have it be worth over $1B+ in market cap. To Dave Hersh, this dream is a reality with Jive Software, a company he founded and lead for 8 years and through 3 different business models.
I ask Dave many tough and interesting questions this week like:
You were involved with Jive for 8 years and stepped out right before it went public. Can you tell us why?
What did you learn about work/life balance?
Can you tell us about any bad startup ideas you had before Jive and how you knew Jive was different?
What are the top 3 most common mistakes that you see startup founders make?
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received about starting companies?
A few years ago, you became a Venture Capitalist with the top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. What has being a VC taught you about startups and founders that you didn’t realize while being a founder?
How has the way you approach and think about startups changed over the years?