Today I attended a TiE meeting in Bangalore, featuring Prashanth (PV) Boccasam and Madan Padaki. The Topic was “Leveling Up about StartUps and Upstarts”. In the initial part of the program Prashanth narrated his choice of first job out of college, between IBM (offer of 76K) and Microsoft (33k).
He asked his father for advice and after a brief exchange the lesson was:
Choose a great boss over more pay.
And makes great sense for anyone facing similar choice in jobs.
My takeaway : Choose a great team over VC money!
There was a lively discussion that followed including the 3M and 5Y laws of building a company. More on that another time.