Opening the books: How transparent should startups be?
About the event
“Radical transparency” is taking off — in the wake of big tech’s misdemeanours, a cluster of companies are ditching the closed-door approach. How candid should startups be when communicating, both internally and externally? This Sifted Talks will explore the open startup movement — is it a good approach for startups to adopt?
We'll be discussing
- Making metrics public: What challenges come with showing your financials? How will that impact customer acquisition and investment down the line?
- Beyond publicity: What are the operational practicalities of implementing “radical transparency”? Is this movement just a marketing tactic — or an opportunity for ongoing improvement?
- Getting ahead of the gossip: Admitting mistakes and sharing difficult news isn’t easy — how can founders navigate challenging conversations?
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