Well, this came out of a comment on our fund announcement post. Someone asked, what do we mean by a great team. While it is almost impossible to provide a precise definition of the same, I would like to offer some things that we look for. Every team might not have all of them, but these matter (in no particular order):

  • Hunger and passion, sense of purpose driving the specific business
  • Relevant experience and execution capability
  • Alignment of objectives – focus on scale, profitability and value creation/realization
  • Team dynamics and ability to work together
  • Leadership qualities such as driving change, hiring and developing top talent
  • Value system match – Integrity, Intelligence and Intellectual honesty

I could elaborate on each of these, and that would make up a book. I do realize that I might have walked into a minefield with this, but feel free 🙂