What Are The Secrets To Building A 10X Startup Engineering Team?

The first presentation I did about my company for the venture capital fund where I was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) was titled, “Where are the engineers?.” The point I was trying to drive home to the partnership was simple: The success or failure of my company would rest on our ability to recruit elite engineering talent.

It’s cliche, but true. An elite engineering team will produce elite products. A mediocre engineering team will produce mediocre products.