#56: Succeeding as a Technical Founder with Dave Shanley

by | May 18, 2021 | Podcast

Guest Intro

Dave Shanley is a serial entrepreneur with experience in bootstrapping, raising venture capital, acquisitions, and growing product lines to $25MM+ in B2B SaaS. He is currently the Founder/CEO of Content Camel, a Sales Enablement Tool for Sales Content Management. He was previously the Founder/CEO of Notion (acquired), the Founder/CTO of CrowdCompass (acquired).

What You Learn

  • What is the hardest lesson you learned becoming a technical founder of a company?
  • What did you wish someone had told you before you started?
  • What is the most important soft skill you have developed through all this?
  • Why should you set expectations early?
  • What are the most common pitfalls a technical founder experiences?
  • How should a technical founder decide whether to learn how to be a CEO or hire a CEO and be the CTO?
  • The most common thing in startups is the main founder is the CEO, but have you seen them run where the CTO is the main founder?
  • How to deal with legal issues when you’re not the CEO?

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