Our answer would NOT necessarily be ’Yes’.
But why would we suggest to an exceptional candidate that perhaps he should NOT join us in co-creating a new venture or co-leading an existing one?
For many possible reasons. One reason is that you may think you can lead an entrepreneurial venture on your own, with the same outcome probability of success. Then you should probably not join us. You should do so only if you’re convinced that Prototyze can dramatically enhance the chances of success in a venture.
Another more important reason is that you may not be completely certain of an entrepreneurial life. Perhaps you’re equally open to another corporate job. But you’re still exploring with us because the idea of working in emerging start-ups intrigues you. Then too, you should NOT join us.
We try hard to explain to people from the corporate world that these are two polar extremes. One is a corporate job. And the other is to create and/or co-lead a start-up. What makes this picture complicated is that many people have worked for (or are considering) companies that still laughably classify themselves as start-ups. But for years have been giant, thousand-people-plus corporate entities paying corporate salaries. Like Flipkart, PayTM, Ola…Or even some companies who may not exist a year or two from now, but are riding high on their Series B or C, and are paying corporate-level salaries to all their CXO’s.
Many people mistakenly think that we are the right option if they want all that a corporate job provides BUT are open to taking a minor salary cut for the excitement of being a part of the digital economy.
Alas, we’re not a more exciting form of a corporate job. We’re closer to the other extreme. A venture at Prototyze involves ALL the sacrifice and dedication required of leaders in a start-up. It’s just that we have created a ‘factory’ designed to minimize risk and uncertainty and (hopefully) lead to greater probability of success.