Three rules for investors on boards

The tagline of this blog, even if it doesn’t display on mobile, is It is simple but not easy. In that category I’d place these good points on being an investor and board member.

“Board members: CEOs want you to (a) stay calm and not panic: after all, you have a portfolio; the founder just has this one company, (b) show you care about the CEO and the company, not just about your investment, and (c) problem solve alongside the CEO, bringing your capabilities and resources to bear at company-defining moments instead of shying away from the moment and hanging the CEO out to dry.”

To behave that way is also the ambition of Alliance VC when we invest in startups.

Author: Henrik Torstensson

Partner at Alliance VC. Investing in Nordic early-stage tech startups.

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