Highlights

02:19 Build your startup to be a camel

11:24 Sustainability and resiliency are critical to startup success

19:39 Raising money for your startup during uncertain times

24:47 Balancing social impact with making profit

31:36 Examples of startups that operate like camels

Even before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic happened, the world was already experiencing an economic slowdown. In South Africa for example, many big corporations were already laying off thousands of their staff.

Interestingly, technology companies, although some were experiencing some downturn in fortunes, weren't exactly the worst affected. But, how does one ensure that their startup can survive tough times?

In this episode of The Tefo Mohapi Show Alexandre Lazarow, a Venture Capitalist, Adjunct Professor, and Author argues that startups should focus more on becoming camels (to survive tough times) rather than unicorns. Alex also shares other thoughts on how tech startups should handle other functions such as recruitment, raising money, and more.

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