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How VC-Backed Companies Can Get More Out of Their Boards

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

VC-backed start-ups may need to think and act differently, perhaps more judiciously, about effective governance than more established firms. The stakes for start-ups are higher and the environment for failure is less forgiving than for established enterprises. In addition to their oversight role, directors at start-ups should be considered strategic assets. Developing a relation-based model built on a board/CEO partnership can increase the odds for success.

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