I get asked all the time “how do i join a startup?”
There are a number of ways to do it but two of our portfolio companies recently told me about people that wanted to work for their companies so badly they offered to work for free for a month.
These folks had the self confidence and belief that after a month the company would fall in love with their determination, talent, personality and contribution.
Now this isn’t going to work for every person and won’t work for every startup either.
But it’s quite inspiring nonetheless.