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Scout Program for Platform Studio

Suggested by AM Abhishek Mishra for Unmet Needs on Jul 26, 2021

Upvoted by Laura MurdockAM Abhishek Mishra Jeremy Burton

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Jeremy Burton core team
6 months ago

CEO / Founder @ Platform

We have used interns as Platform scouts previously.

What do you think makes for a good scouting program?

What kind of profiles make for good scouts? What are the key skills needed?

AM
6 months ago

Head of Marketing @ Waydev

What do you think makes for a good scouting program? - Right incentives for the scouts (including signaling), some decision-making authority. An example: This is from Jason Calacanis’ book Angel --> Scouts was a simple concept: Sequoia Capital would put up the money and twenty carefully selected founders of technology companies would pick founders they know to back. The returns would be split: 45 percent to the Scout who made the investment, 50 percent to Sequoia, and 5 percent in a bonus pool to the other Scouts in the program.


What kind of profiles make for good scouts? What are the key skills needed? - Ex-entrepreneurs, expert operators, VC analysts, folks running/involved in startup communities/accelerators.