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Essential Startup Advice from Entrepreneur and Investor Andy Rachleff

The Benchmark Capital cofounder and Wealthfront CEO on pivoting, leading through teaching, and fear of loss in dealmaking

Andy Rachleff, cofounder and CEO of Wealthfront. At the mic for Founder’s Corner podcast.
Shripriya Mahesh, Partner at Omidyar Network, during her interview with Andy.

I believe the market is always right, and the market knows a lot better than any of us.

If the CEO makes all of the decisions, as many people mistakenly think is the case, then the company can’t scale.

In the early days, you hire the best people you can and then you upgrade.

In everything I do, I ask my team, ‘Where’s the fear of loss?’



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