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Alex MacCaw 305

@maccaw

@clearbit co-founder and CEO. Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

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Replied to  @stuartdsmith  on  Do you still code?
7 months ago

The upside was that we moved incredibly quickly in the short term. It probably took longer in the long-term. Unfortunately, there are not many upsides to a CEO coding.

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7 months ago

I suggest using Calm/Headspace apps.

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The tradeoffs are clear: risk/reward. Raise too much and you get too diluted, raise too little and you may not have enough money to show progress to get to the next round. Often your valuation is a…

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Two pieces of feedback come to mind:

  1. "You suck at public speaking" - probably not the most consciously worded feedback, but inspired me to get a speaking coach.

  2. "You need an exec coach" - I wrote…

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Probably running a lifestyle business, traveling, and writing.

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Probably https://material-ui.com/

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I wake up at 8am, get in the office by 9am. Then I work till 5pm, go to Barrys, and then head back to the office. Some nights I work till midnight, others I have dinners (which are typically work…

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I'm most proud of our culture. We have hired some really awesome people that I just love to be around. I get to work with many of my best friends every day. What could be better than that?

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Replied to  @sarah  on  Why earl grey?
7 months ago

Yes. Pretty good imo!

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There are two ways founders attract talent in the early days.

  1. Pure charisma. Being someone people want to work with.
  2. Being exceptional good at picking diamonds in the rough - untapped talent…
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If I was building a company from scratch again, I would either build it entirely distributed, or I would build it in Canada and take advantage of the exchange rate / lower wages.

SF is insanely…

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We track topline growth a number of ways, but primarily via ARR.

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Commented on  What is Clearbit X?
7 months ago

Let me paste an internal memo:

How do you build a successful company? The mantra of Y Combinator, the famed startup accelerator, has always been: make something people want. In other words, make…

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