Coffee with a Recruiter
Recruiting for VCs with Kim Goddard - Point Nine
Kim Goddard is the Director of Talent at Point Nine; a venture capital fund focused on backing seed-stage B2B SaaS and B2B marketplace entrepreneurs anywhere in the world. Kim has a wealth of experience hiring across product and tech in Startups, ScaleUps and Multi-Nationals. He brings a unique and personal take on VC investment and hiring trends in this episode of the Coffee with a Recruiter Podcast.
(00:38) Intro to Kim, hiring for early-stage startups and VCs
(08:30) Stakeholder management, founders
(14:20) VC hiring trends and how they make hiring decisions
(23:30) Predicting growth and slowdowns in hiring
(33:00) Tips for recruiters and being adaptable
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