Foundation Video: Episode 21 with Nest’s Matt Rogers
I’m excited to announce that beginning this week, TechCrunch will syndicate my Foundation video series profiling founders and product luminaries.
Our latest episode features Nest co-founder Matt Rogers. Matt shows off the reinvented Nest Learning Thermostat, announced earlier this week. Matt was an Apple iPhone engineer, and here he remembers his early days at Apple, including the never shipped click-wheel iPhone.
Matt Rogers’ must-do advice for startups:
Build your first core team right. For each of your core competencies of the company, you want to hire a seed crystal for that area — someone who can be hands-on, but also has the strategy and leadership to grow and build that organization.