Great communication can be extremely powerful for swaying investors, bringing in talent, and coordinating teams. It’s one ability that is really worth investing time and energy in because of its strong upside when done well. We talked to many founders over the last few years and I wanted to share here a few thoughts about…More
Author Archives: Alex Schubert
Great science companies can start with little funding
Many scientists we’ve been talking to think that it’s not worth starting a company unless they have significant funding on hand because research-intensive startups are so capital-intensive. Research and development can burn through a lot of money very quickly, but that doesn’t mean that only having limited resources available is a deal breaker – in…More
Founder-led biotech is not a new concept. Impressive companies emerged this way.
Founder-led biotech companies are becoming increasingly common. While we are seeing inspiring companies emerging, there is still a lot of skepticism around this concept. It’s important to remember that this is not an entirely new phenomenon and that (even very technical) founders have built and led very successful, multi-billion dollar biotech companies. Some of these…More
How to make sure you team up with good advisors
The right advisors can be an asset to a company but founders should make sure that they get value out if for the long-term.More
Co-founders (and where to find them)
Good co-founders are very hard to find. Make sure it’s the right chemistry before you tie the knot.More
Set up your own lab early on
Set up your own lab as soon as possible. Running your experiments through CROs is often not a good idea.More
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