Rick Burnes

Posts by Rick Burnes

  • Five Non-Tech Roles MBAs Are Playing at Top Tech Startups

    April 10, 2013

    “When valuing a startup, add $500k for every engineer, and subtract $250k for every MBA.” -- Mint.com founder, Aaron Patzer “Never ever hire an MBA; they will ruin your company.” -- Investor and PayPal founder, Peter Thiel Most tech startups are hostile territory for MBAs. Startup people take pride in building things -- and MBAs aren’t known in the startup world...