When our CEO gathered our small team to share the good news in the form of the VC’s freshly-cut check, I was inspired by what it meant beyond mere funding: Someone believed in our vision so much that they were willing to help us keep building what we were creating.
Some of the lessons are obvious. Don’t lie, for example. You may have learned not to lie in kindergarten, but Theranos is still a good reminder. Don’t lie to investors. Don’t lie to your board or customers. Don’t lie to a jury.