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    Highlights and Lowlights

    What is working well, what isn't working well

  • 8 Minutes


    Financial: Q1 2020 Financials, 2020-2021 Forecasts. Product: Q1 2020 Engagement Metrics (NPS, Retention, MAU’s)

  • 10 Minutes

    Goals and Milestones

    2020-2021 Product roadmap, Sales pipeline

  • 35 Minutes

    Strategy and Needs

    Open strategy questions. Where we could use your help

  • 5 Minutes


    New 409a, Stock Option Grants


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Before you meet with your board, consider getting a sheet together of your cash-in-hand, spend, and monthly or quarterly revenue from year or two ago to a few years in the future. Learn the numbers and develop opinions about them! As with any business conversation, budget chats should be conducted with rigor.
Joe Lonsdale General Partner at 8VC


Joe Lonsdale

Joe was an early institutional investor in notable companies including Wish, Oculus, Oscar, Illumio, Blend, Orca Bio, RelateIQ, Joby Aviation, Synthego, Guardant Health, and in 2016 and 2017 was the youngest member of the Forbes 100 Midas List.

Joe is a co-founder of Palantir, a multi-billion dollar global software company best known for its work in defense and finance. Most recently, he was a founding partner at Formation 8, one of the top performing private funds and the precursor to 8VC. Together, these funds manage a total committed capital of over $3.3 billion. Before that, he founded Addepar, which has over $1.8 trillion managed on its wealth management technology platform, and OpenGov, which modernizes various processes for over 2,000 municipalities and state agencies. He is also a founder of Affinity, Anduin and Esper. Previously, Joe was an early executive at Clarium Capital, which he helped grow into a large global macro hedge fund. He also worked with PayPal while he was at Stanford.

Joe received a BS in Computer Science from Stanford in 2003. He often lectures and writes on entrepreneurship, technology and public policy.

Joe Lonsdale: The 1 hour board meeting

Run an effective board meeting focused on the critical things.