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of course, any company needs a board of directors. At the very beginning, the board may have only one founder, but it won’t last long.

Twitter has submitted a listing document, and the final IPO is expected to be held by the end of this year or early next year. Twitter founded six years, during which there is no lack of tossing. Tiger sniffing last year on the company’s "tossing history" combed. An interesting phenomenon is that this is a property when it listed, the three founders have left, entirely by investors and managers to control the company, usually start-up companies such as the probability of failure is very high, but Twitter is successfully became a public company.

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if a company was in the early days, I was an advocate of the board of directors of three people. I usually suggest that the founder should be with two other directors whom he trusts and respects. When investors come in, the situation will change somewhat. If the founder still retains control, then the situation will not change much, and the founder can still nominate and select directors. Of course, in some cases, investors will negotiate with the founder on board seats. This situation, in angel investors there are relatively small, and in venture capital that much more.

Union Square Capital Fred Wilson is a partner of surgeon Twitter investor, had served as a director of Twitter. He last year in an article in secondary school, take Twitter as an example, talking about how the start-up company will be formed at different stages of the board of directors. Perhaps, it is always a fairly appropriate board, to ensure near misses have left Twitter, in the CEO founders change change.

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adding an investor director does not mean that the founder will lose control, it can still maintain the board of directors of three people, two founding directors, an investor director. Alternatively, the board can be extended to five people, with investors holding one or more

‘s current CEO Dick · Costello Dick Costolo initially put $25 thousand into Twitter, the initial investment is now worth more than $10 million. He was a typical CEO by angel investors. Several other "loyal" VC will also pay off. According to the "New York Times" of financial document analysis and insider interviews, venture capitalists Chris · Chris Sacca, Saka; and at least two other joint venture capital company Union Square Capital investment Plaza and Spark Capital, each holding value will exceed $1 billion.

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