Starting up, Thoughts

Celebrating the first believers

There’s a group of people in the startup ecosystem that’s severely under-appreciated.

They are the first believers – the employee #1s.

These are the people who will invest a part of their lives for the shitty job/salary/job prospect founders are giving. Yet they are hardly celebrated (with the exception of Sheryl Sandberg) like founders, investors and users.


Go hug an employee #1 now.


Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.


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