What should I look for in an independent board member?
Jamie Goldstein Partner at Pillar
Pillar VC’s Founding Partner Jamie Goldstein encourages people to think about their independent board members as a portfolio of skills because you’re unlikely to get all of the things you are looking for in any one person. That portfolio of skills is a mix of people who have been there from the beginning and have grown something to be quite large with the right industry experience whom you can trust and learn from. Your independent board members are often going to be the people you can talk to most freely because you know that their job is to look after the company and not their investment like a VC.