Lena Vayn, Head of Talent
There is simply nothing more important to a start-up than the team it puts together. And for an early stage venture capital firm like Javelin Venture Partners, it’s always a top priority to help founders recruit outstanding employees who both perform well and are a cultural fit. Of course that includes referring great candidates, advising on compensation, giving guidance on org structures & hiring practices, etc. — let’s call these things table stakes. But we wanted to contribute more to our companies, so 6 months ago we started a new “parachuting” program. This goes beyond giving them a fish or even teaching them to fish. This is living with them for a while and helping them build a first class fishing operation.