The Gradience
Hiring as a Solo Founder with Derek Lo, Founder & CEO at Medallion
March 17, 2022
Building a business as a solo founder can be quite challenging due to its peculiarities and hassles. But hiring a dream team can significantly take the burden off a founder if done right.
The first set of hires at any startup is very crucial to the growth and success of that business. Therefore, to avoid the death of a company in its infancy, one of the first and most crucial steps in hiring is to develop a solid recruitment strategy. Afterwards, many things, from sifting through applicants and interviewing them to running background checks and ensuring their values align with those of the company, will fall into place. 

In this episode of The Gradience Podcast, Nigel is joined by Derek Lo, Founder & CEO at Medallion.

They cover:

πŸ‘‰ Derek’s journey to becoming a young founder
πŸ‘‰ Derek's motivation for building a second company  
πŸ‘‰ Recruitment and team building at early-stage Medallion
πŸ‘‰ Solo founding a business 
πŸ‘‰ Things to look out for in early hires
πŸ‘‰ How often recruitment should happen in startups
πŸ‘‰ The recruitment process checklist
πŸ‘‰ Hiring older executives as a young founder 
πŸ‘‰ Organizational culture amongst team members
πŸ‘‰ Remote work and its effect on recruitment
πŸ‘‰ How to drive engagement and build social cohesion in a remote workplace
πŸ‘‰ Hiring the executive team and frontline managers 
πŸ‘‰ The best time to hire executives
πŸ‘‰ Tips for young founders
πŸ‘‰ Leveraging the network of advocates for Medallion
πŸ‘‰ Medallion's long-term vision

If you’re a founder looking to learn the secrets of top companies, want to know how to build a business from scratch, and learn to hire executives who share your company's values and culture, tune in to this episode of The Gradience Podcast, a Podcast by Build Talent.

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About the Show

β€œThe Gradience” is a podcast by Build Talent & hosted by Nigel Robinson, where in each episode, we’ll be speaking with a founder or expert as we discuss the art & science of hiring leaders, why it matters, and how you can keep up. 

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Previous guests include: Riley Ennis of Freenome, Matt Birnbaum of Pear VC, Derek Lo of Medallion, Chandan Lodha of CoinTracker, Jennifer Smith of Scribe

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