board of directors

No, you can’t lie to your board of directors

If there’s anything I’ve learned from building companies, it’s that you’ve got to be straight and honest with your board.

OpenAI’s initial new board counts Larry Summers among its ranks

Meet OpenAI’s new board of directors: Bret Taylor, Larry Summers and Adam D’Angelo. Or, more precisely, the board for the time being. We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman t

OpenAI’s board may be coming around to Sam Altman returning

OpenAI’s board of directors is reportedly in talks with Sam Altman, ex-Y Combinator president and an OpenAI co-founder, to return to OpenAI as CEO as soon as this week. That’s according to

How to run efficient and effective early-stage board meetings

These slides are from seed and Series A stage companies that did a great job of informing their boards and driving constructive discussions.

When it comes to startup board participation, VCs and CEOs must do their jobs

Today, boards are lucky to have one in-person meeting a year. And as everything else takes less time, and there's little transit, any VC should have doubled the time they spend on board meetings.

Build a solid deck for your quarterly board meetings

As a founder, there’s no shortage of items on your to-do list, but reporting to the board is one area every startup leader needs to prioritize.

10 tips for running effective board meetings

Having a clear process in place that allows for focused, valuable work to get done efficiently is critical to getting the most out of your board meetings.

What’s the board’s role in an early-stage startup?

Investors often ask founders about their board: It says a lot about their character, their judgment and their willingness to be challenged.

Fewer CEOs are serving on outside boards. That’s good (and bad)

Increased diversity on boards isn’t just a great development by itself; board experience positions members well for future leadership roles, getting more women and people of color into corner office

6 strategies for running more effective startup board meetings

While many entrepreneurs see board meetings as a chore, they can be a powerful tool if used well.

The hidden benefits of adding a CTO to your board

Not only do CTOs understand the ever-changing tech landscape, they also provide insights to help organizations to go beyond traditional IT conversations and leverage technology to scale businesses.

Ben Horowitz, a16z general partner, is leaving Lyft’s board

Ben Horowitz, the co-founder and general partner of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, won’t seek re-election to Lyft’s board, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities

Tesla’s newest board member has a long stance against short selling

Tesla has added Hiromichi Mizuno as a new member to its board of directors and audit committee — the former chief investment officer of Japan’s $1.5 trillion pension fund and a longtime oppone

Mike Volpi on the art of board membership

Board members should view board membership as a subtle yet massively impactful role they play in the creation of great businesses.

Uber founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s board of directors

Uber founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s board of directors, the ride-hailing company announced today. Kalanick will officially resign from the board as of December 3

How to build a diverse board

A recent study showed that the boards of 60 percent of the most heavily funded venture-backed startups don’t include a single woman. 

As Adam Neumann reportedly faces pressure to step down; it’s looking like a fight for life between WeWork and SoftBank

According to a new WSJ report, certain members of WeWork’s board, which includes co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann, are planning to pressure Neumann to step down and instead become We’s non-

Tesla shareholder wants to remove Elon Musk from chairman position

Ahead of Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting in June, stockholder Jing Zhao has submitted a proposal to replace the board’s chairman, Elon Musk, with an independent director. Musk, the chie

Slack adds Edith Cooper to board of directors

Slack had added Edith Cooper, who most recently served as the global head of human capital management at Goldman Sachs, to its board of directors. As Slack prepares “for accelerated growth at sc

Airbnb brings on American Express CEO to board of directors

Airbnb has appointed Kenneth I. Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. The announcement comes one week after Facebook appointed Chenault to its board of directors.
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