Throughout my career as a founder and operator I have strongly believed that teams are the leading indicator of success for a company. This is especially true in the first few years of a startup, when much is unclear and every decision can meaningfully influence the outcome. When meeting companies, I look for founders who are authentic to the problem they are solving, have strong product / market instincts, laserlike focus, intensity around execution and high integrity.

There are few teams I can think of that embody these traits as much as the founding team at Qualified. I am fortunate to have worked directly with Kraig, Sean, Bing, Gopal and Thani at Salesforce and Campaign Monitor where I saw these traits on display first hand. …


alex bard

Big dreamer, partner @redpoint ventures, former founder / operator, explorer & wino

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