Karl Alomar is Managing Partner at M13, a US-based VC that's invested in companies like Lyft, Pinterest, Daily Harvest and Capsule. A 2-time founder himself, Karl has worked with many young tech companies and helped build Digital Ocean from the ground up as COO - ultimately reaching 500+ employees and $200M in revenue. In this episode, Karl shares stories and learnings from leading companies through 2 different economic crises in 2000 and 2008, and shines some hope and optimism on the current global crisis.
Things you learn in this episode:
The mindset you need to have to make sound decisions when the stakes are high
Why it's important to see both play both "offense and defense" in a crisis situation
How to communicate tough decisions and motivate your team
How crises influence behavior and trends in the long term
The impact of the current global crisis on startups