Editor’s note: Dan Portillo joined Greylock Partners as vice president of Talent in 2011. John Schmocker is on the Greylock Talent team and works closely with portfolio companies to help them build out their core engineering teams. Talent makes or breaks a company, particularly a new one that’s just finding its feet. Landing the right engineer on your team can make all the difference; likewise, missing out on the UI/UX talent you need can be devastating. Finding, attracting, and retaining top talent is at the top of the to-do list for any ambitious startup. Building your team is an essential pillar of building your company, and it often requires expertise that’s outside the comfort zone of a founding team.
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