By: Jason Schoettler
Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation companies all have one thing in common: They need to hire talented engineers to build the cutting-edge software and hardware systems that power their products.
As a startup founder, hiring and growing a technology team — data scientists, robotics engineers and software developers — is a continuous and critical challenge. Get it right and your company grows and prospers; struggle to find the right talent and your company will languish. To make matters worse, the labor market is tighter than ever, making it one of the most difficult (and expensive) times to hire tech talent that I’ve witnessed in 20 years of investing in startups.