We removed the second issue of Glavdivan and made changes thanks to your comments on the previous post . This time, Tatiana Tsvetkova, Development Director of FastLane Ventures, visited us.
Under the cut a summary of the conversation. Tatyana Tsvetkova:
We are considering ideas that have proven themselves in the Western market. We want 80% of the startups launched by us to be resilient and attractive to investors.
We have very strict deadlines. Startupers are sitting in the office - all on manual control. You can come and, if anything, give the head.
We consider projects that go to break-even no later than 2-3 years.
Less than 5 projects are uninteresting to launch, and more than 5 - on manual control is difficult to pull out.
We are looking at new projects with two goals: either to find a team separately, or to find an idea.
To get to us, you need to look in the west for an idea, assemble a team, come to us and explain why this idea is a good one.
We try to do the projects right away right away. It seems to me that in startups everyone plays the dude, runs and jumps, and tries to do everything at once. And we all describe projects in advance.
There are ready-made project leaders who do not need to learn anything, they can immediately take on the project and do it. And there are so-called junior project leaders - those who lack experience, but have energy. The key thing for a team leader is energy. He could work in the furniture business, but if his eyes are burning, he learns very quickly.
With people on the Internet is a huge problem. The man worked 2 years on the Internet and believes that he is already a star, that everything is fine and wonderful. We try to form a team by recruiting specialists from both offline and online.
In the next issue, Yuri Virovets, President of the Head Hunter group of companies, will tell a lot of interesting things.