FounderLine Episode 23 with guest Mike Cassidy


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Apr 28 2015 62 mins  

FounderLine is a live weekly webcast devoted to helping startup founders succeed, hosted by seven-time startup entrepreneur and investor Joe Beninato. Each week, Joe welcomes an experienced entrepreneur or investor to discuss startup-related topics and field questions from entrepreneurs around the world. FounderLine is broadcast live, and viewers are welcome to send questions via email or twitter. For more information, go to founderline.com.

In this episode, host Joe Beninato and guest Mike Cassidy of Google’s Project Loon answer viewer questions including:

- What are some best practices for CEOs working with a board member?

- A competitor has emerged from stealth development. They appear to be strong, and several months ahead of us. How should we respond? What are the top priorities?

- Do you think it's fair for founders to pay themselves a market salary or do you think that they should live on half salary or something similar?

- When your companies were acquired, did you go out to find the acquirers or did they come find you? Any advice for how a startup can make itself most desirable to acquirers?