It’s official. I am the CEO and Founder of GoldieBlox, Inc.
I’m proud to be a woman in charge. Get this: only 2% of the top executive positions in the US are held by women. Oh, and only 3.6% of Fortune 500 companies are run by women. Not to get ahead of myself here, but I want to make this list one day. I want to boost those numbers.
Of course, making that list will require me to understand all the jargon I’ve had to teach myself over the last few weeks regarding starting a company. “Double trigger acceleration”, “Bylaws”, “Cliff versus No Cliff”, “Vesting”, “C-corp versus S-corp”, “NSO’s”, “Par Value”, “Bridge Financing”, “Convertible Debt”, “ICA’s”, “Indemnification”, oh the list goes on and on for about 50 pages of every legal document I need to sign. And I thought engineering was hard!
I’ve taken on two summer interns who I brought with me to listen in on a meeting with my financial adviser. They were bored out of their minds, of course, but more importantly, they couldn’t believe I knew what all these things were. Neither could I! Turns out as painful as it is, I’m learning something new.
If you find yourself starting a company and need someone to help you navigate this stuff, give me a call. I’ll probably send you here. We will figure it out.