Elizabeth Zalman


Elizabeth Zalman is two-time founder and CEO of venture-backed companies, building her first startup to a successful exit and her second to a multi hundred million–dollar business. An infrastructure and information security expert, she's raised more than $100 million from the top VCs in the world. She's also the coauthor, with Jerry Neumann, of Founder vs Investor: The Honest Truth about Venture Capital from Startup to IPO.

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Ask a Founder: Should I sell my company or keep trying to grow?

May 20, 2024

A sale happens not because you want to sell, but because someone wants to buy

Ask a Founder: How do I hire someone and have them succeed?

April 12, 2024

Founders can make or break a company, and getting over oneself is the key

Ask a Founder: How do I bring my team together after a reduction in forces?

March 11, 2024

The challenge is that there’s no finish line

Ask a Founder: Can we save our jobs from the board?

February 5, 2024

If you’re feeling nervous, it’s probably for a good reason

Ask a Founder: What should I do when my cofounder and I are fighting?

January 8, 2024

There is no way out but through

Ask a Founder: When should I bring on a senior leader?

December 15, 2023

The answer lies where growth meets Red Light, Green Light

Ask a Founder: Should I start an AI company because that’s where the money is?

November 10, 2023

It’s a tired trope, but a true one: do what you love