20VC: Why We Are Still In The Very Early Days For Fintech, Why Your Company Has To Have An Opinionated Culture & Why The CEO Should Not Be The Sole Point Of Contact With The Board with Bill Clerico, Founder & CEO @ WePay
Posted on 5th May 2017 by hstebbings1
Bill Clerico is the Co-Founder & CEO @ WePay, the most complete payments solution for platforms. To date, they have raised close to $75m in VC funding from some of the best in the business including Max Levchin, Dave McClure and August Capital just to name a few. As for Bill, alongside his role with WePay, Bill is a part-time partner @ Y Combinator and an angel investor. Prior to startups, Bill cut his teeth in the industry at Jefferies in investment banking.
1.) How Bill made his way into the world of startups from investment banking?
2.) How does Bill assess the pivot? What is required to pivot successfully? How can this be communicated to both your board and your team?
3.) How does Bill look to relationship build with investors? What are the fundamentals to a healthy and sustainable investor relationship?
4.) Why should founders ensure they are not the only company representative with the board? What are the benefits of the board having many touchpoints within the family? How can this be done effectively?
5.) What does Bill mean he says you must have an ‘opinionated culture’? How can this be conveyed to the team and across the organisation?
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