Doing a startup is one of the ways to get to know yourself
We believe startups should originate from a borderline obsessive-compulsiveness to remedy a sub-par situation. Put another way, a startup should be a (one of many) vehicles of choice to solve a problem with which you identify so much that you have no interest in dedicating your life to doing anything else.
Start for the right reasons
This means that you have a Mission. It also means that you’ve set out to impact and change the
Build the right culture from the start
The road to where you’re headed is just as important as the destination, especially considering you won’t be doing it alone. And that is where the culture in which your vehicle is built will be determinant to how you and your team travel that road. The culture you want to build will be represented by the core values you choose and the expected behaviors that embodies them. So, it is very important to choose all of these very carefully and wisely, because they will serve as (or at least should) your guide to decision making, hiring people, dealing with users, other business partners and society as a hole.
Who are we looking for to join LC?
We believe that the biggest uncertainty in choosing startups to back derives from picking the right team. In light of that, we have chosen to establish a culture-driven investment thesis. While the other aspects of the startup core (market and product) will go through considerable scrutiny as well, we’ve put down the values we believe are essential to building a great culture within a company and we’ll always be looking for entrepreneurs that share and embody these values.