Venture Catalyst #1 -- Our First Hire

Venture Catalyst #1 -- Our First Hire


When Pete & Raj founded twenty--twenty, they felt like the universe had conspired to help them achieve their ambitions. Finding Holly five months in was no exception.

This time last year, in the peak of the pandemic, Holly joined twenty--twenty and one year on, the three of them are retelling the story together.

2020 was a year to remember... filled with soaring highs, painful lows, learnings and new directions, it held the hallmarks of any good story! So, instead of a startup fairy-tale, this tale has been told with gloss and grit in equal measure. Hiring a first employee? Looking to join a start-up? This one is for you.

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." The Alchemist
A note on perspective: In the first t--t tale ๐ŸŒฑWe found twenty--twenty, Pete & Raj shared their first-person perspective on starting the company. Here, Holly, Raj & Pete have elected a shared voice, speaking from third-person as they retell their stories of finding one another in 2020.

With that in mind, choose:

Holly's Perspective

๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ The Class of Covid

๐Ÿ’ซ The Circles of Life

๐Ÿคน๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Caught in a Juggling Act

๐Ÿคฏ Four Job Offers in Four Weeks?!

๐Ÿ™Œ "One Team, One Dream"

๐Ÿš€ A Look Beyond 2020

Raj & Pete's Perspective

๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธWe're Not Hiring

๐Ÿ€ Beginners Luck

๐Ÿงช What it means to be a Venture Catalyst

๐Ÿ“š Offer #1: Education is an investment

๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿป Tie the knot

๐Ÿ”ฎ Converting dark energy

โœ๐Ÿผ The Test

Published 1st July 2021.

Thanks for reading!

We invite you to continue following our journey! ๐Ÿš€ We'll be releasing stories as we experienced them, but a year out of sync. This way, we can share our highs and lows of entrepreneurship, with all its grit and gloss; without fearing sensitivities. t--t tales coming soon:

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