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Published on October 18th, 2016 | by Jose Vasquez


5 Types of People Perfect for Startup Tech Companies

Startup tech companies rely on the power of people to be successful, and these five types are perfect for the job.

No startup ever became successful without an awesome team at its foundation, working hard to develop new ideas and remaining loyal to the cause throughout the growth process. Startups are a unique animal, and they aren’t for everybody, but it’s absolutely vital to find the right people for your team—especially during the earliest stages.

Fortunately, these five types of people offer just the right sort of skills and habits you need to make an idea successful. Look for these types throughout your hiring process:

  1. The Passion Project Master. This type of person is passionate about what they do, to the point where the lines between hobby, lifestyle, and job all blend into one. Typically you’ll find this type of person in a creative outlet—for example, it could be a writer, programmer, or designer. If you find one, latch onto them—they tend to produce the best work you can imagine.
  2. The Untested Talent. The untested talent doesn’t have a lot of experience, but does have talent in spades. You can tell from the detailed portfolio and somewhat skimpy resume. This type of person gives you the best of both worlds—a ton of potential to work and grow with without the financial demands of a more experienced candidate.
  3. The Loyalist. In a core startup team, you need people who will stick with you for the long haul. Look for candidates with a tested history of committed working relationships (or those especially committed to your startup).
  4. The Startup Expert. This person has worked for numerous startups before, and is well versed in the unique challenges and opportunities of this kind of working life. Just beware of any job hoppers.
  5. The Team Player. The team player is all about helping other people, even if it means extending beyond their usual responsibilities. Startups demand this often, so look for people who are willing to put in that extra effort.

Of course, finding people with these characteristics isn’t quite enough. You also need people with experience, talent, and a low enough requested salary to be financially and practically feasible for your business. Still, if you’re patient enough and persistent enough, eventually, you’ll be able to find the perfect team.

About the Author

is a serial entrepreneur and tech specialist dedicated to helping startup tech companies grow and succeed. As the founder of Build. Brand. Blast., Jose has worked with dozens of enterprises to find direction, gain momentum, and achieve results.

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