spencer rascoff

spencer rascoff

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Building a startup means going through cycle after cycle of uncertainty. One minute you’re on top of the world, raising venture capital and growing. And the next, you’re facing hard times.

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Lights were strung across the lawn and over the pool while about 150 guests meandered through the open concept home and towards the bar and the mounds of guacamole and warm churros. Hosted by McKinsey and Pacific Western Bank, “The Founder’s Guide to L.A.” event focused on advice from active angel investor, author and podcaster Spencer Rascoff, who co-founded Zillow, Hotwire, Pacaso, Supernova and–of course–dot.LA.

Through questions asked by McKinsey & Company Senior Partner Tarek Elmasry and the audience, Rascoff spent a half hour providing speedy and insightful advice to tech founders in attendance.

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Congratulations – you’ve found a startup idea, learned how to name your business and successfully pitch to investors and employees, survive a downturn, build a Minimal Viable Product and find Product-Market Fit. Now it’s time “to scale," which is just tech-speak for growth.

When scaling your business, you are setting the stage to enable and support growth in your company for the long run. While rapid growth can be exciting, founders often place their focus on achieving it quickly and lose focus on what matters most. Scaling a business is very difficult, which is why the scaling stage should be thoroughly mapped out. When planning, here are the most important things to consider.

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