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Finding The Right Idea, Co-Founder, and Early Employees with Sean Linehan

Village Global's Venture Stories

July 2, 2020

58 minutes

Sean Linehan (@seanlinehan), co-founder and CEO of Placement, joins Erik on this episode. It was recorded as part of an OnDeck Fellowship event.

They discuss:

- How he navigated the idea maze after leaving Flexport before founding Placement.

- How to know when the time is right for your idea.

- Early experimentation with an idea and why you need customers, employees, and investors to all be excited about it.

- How to find the right co-founder.

- His advice on hiring at the earliest stages.

- His philosophy on compensation for early hires, including how to think about equity.

- How to think about competition, product-market fit, and moats.

- How the labor market is changing.

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