Laura Roeder (MeetEdgar) - How to Build a Company That Doesn't Need You

Today we have Laura Roeder, CEO and founder of MeetEdgar! In this episode we covered how Laura built a company that can run without her, why MeetEdgar has a “CEO” _and_ a “President,” and the importance of transparency in company culture. We also talked about why MeetEdgar doesn’t believe in deadlines, why they use the title “advocates” instead of “managers,” and how you can give better criticism and feedback in a remote team. Laura also has a special gift for Outside The Valley listeners! Get one free month of MeetEdgar with the coupon code PODCAST here. If you’re enjoying the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes!

Topics also covered on the podcast episode: 
  • Laura’s current role and why MeetEdgar has a “President”
  • Why Laura decided to create a company that can run without her
  • Mistakes and challenges Laura made while growing MeetEdgar
  • The importance of transparency
  • Why you should not put criticism on Slack
  • Why meetings are essential for remote teams
  • Is MeetEdgar small by design?
  • How MeetEdgar thinks about documentation
  • Why MeetEdgar doesn’t have “managers” but “advocates”
  • Why Laura doesn’t believe in deadlines
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