The Boost VC Podcast

Ep. 43: Distributed Teams, Crypto Product Design and Bad Decisions with MyEtherWallet Founder Taylor Monahan

Episode Summary

Today Taylor shares how she fell into the crypto rabbit hole and the experience that inspired MyEtherWallet. We discuss ICOs, the potential for bad decisions in the emerging crypto tech space, and the value of struggle—for individuals and companies. Listen in for Taylor͛s insight around managing a remote team and keeping your team happy when money doesn't matter!

Episode Notes

What is Taylor Monahans greatest challenge in managing a distributed team? They are TOO efficient!

Technology has given rise to more and more distributed teams who work remotely from all over the world, especially in the cryptocurrency space. As the founder of a crypto technology startup, Taylor considers her ability to jump on a call and stir the pot—forcing the team to get to know each other and develop a strong culture—as one of her greatest strengths.

Taylor created MyEtherWallet in 2015. The company is an open-source, client-side interface for generating Ethereum wallets. MyEtherWallets global collaboration of talented developers thrive on building intuitive products that easily and securely interact with the Ethereum blockchain. Prior to founding MyEtherWallet, Taylor worked as a front-end developer for Mangrove Web and digital producer for Americhip. She is also a proud NYU film school dropout.

Today Taylor shares how she fell into the crypto rabbit hole and the experience that inspired MyEtherWallet. We discuss ICOs, the potential for bad decisions in the emerging crypto tech space, and the value of struggle—for individuals and companies. Listen in for Taylors insight around managing a remote team and keeping your team happy when money doesn't matter!

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