Last night I was talking to one of my old friends. He is a serial entrepreneur; starting couple of technology companies and had nice exists. He asked me what comes to my mind when I hear the word start-up; how old, how many employees, etc. And I didn’t have a good answer for his question!
I have seen lots of two years old companies, with millions of dolor raised as a start-up but act as a hundred years old big corporation. CEO is sitting in an office far away from engineering group and the real actions. People are fragmented into different groups. There is no transparency. And the famous “all hands meetings” once in a while!!! When you are working in a company with less than 50 employees every working day should be an all hands meeting. Start-up is a culture, a way that you mange and run a company, a state of mind to be involved in every details and actions. Size and years in operation are really secondary factors.