38 min

Why is a Founder so HARD to replace‪?‬ Startup Therapy

    • Business

The Irreplaceable Founder. Ryan Rutan and Will Schroter discuss the irreplaceable role of founders in startups. They explore why removing a founder often leads to failure, the unique value and vision founders bring, and the difference between operational tasks and the founder's core contributions.
Sign up for the Startups Newsletterhttps://www.startups.com/newsletter
Resources:Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/community/startup-therapyWebsitehttps://www.startups.com/beginLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/startups-co/
Join our Network of Top Founders Wil Schroterhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/wilschroter/Ryan Rutanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-rutan/
What to Listen For00:00 Founder’s Role in a Startup01:16 Challenges of Replacing a Founder03:04 Founder’s Vision05:43 Founder’s Passion07:02 Founder’s Decisions09:17 The Unique Value of Founders20:06 Sales Process and Financials22:49 Management by Walking Around25:28 Risk Tolerance in Founders vs. Hired CEOs33:07 Challenges of Replacing a Founder37:54 Join the Startups.com Community

The Irreplaceable Founder. Ryan Rutan and Will Schroter discuss the irreplaceable role of founders in startups. They explore why removing a founder often leads to failure, the unique value and vision founders bring, and the difference between operational tasks and the founder's core contributions.
Sign up for the Startups Newsletterhttps://www.startups.com/newsletter
Resources:Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/community/startup-therapyWebsitehttps://www.startups.com/beginLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/startups-co/
Join our Network of Top Founders Wil Schroterhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/wilschroter/Ryan Rutanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-rutan/
What to Listen For00:00 Founder’s Role in a Startup01:16 Challenges of Replacing a Founder03:04 Founder’s Vision05:43 Founder’s Passion07:02 Founder’s Decisions09:17 The Unique Value of Founders20:06 Sales Process and Financials22:49 Management by Walking Around25:28 Risk Tolerance in Founders vs. Hired CEOs33:07 Challenges of Replacing a Founder37:54 Join the Startups.com Community

38 min

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