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Leadership qualities in startup teams

Note: This article was first published on LinkedIn in 2021.

Great article about what investors look for in startup teams.

Leader - Primary Traits

  • Integrity

  • Tenacity

Leader - Secondary Traits

  • Smarts (able to discover opportunities and make a plan)

  • Self-aware (coachable)

  • Understands the market

  • Has presence (charisma)

Team Skills

  • Selling skills

  • Technical skills

  • Deep market awareness

  • Product management skills 


  • Two or three co-founders is a good number

Thanks to Launch413 for sharing this article with us!

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