With nearly 30 years of experience in both operations and investing, I may have developed a few gray hairs, but I’ve also learned a thing or two about what an effective, well-run board looks like. I’ve gleaned most of this hard-earned knowledge from witnessing what not to do — too many boards are poorly organized, with investor syndication woes and an imbalanced composition of members.

Building a board is incredibly challenging, yet getting it right is critical to setting the tone for success from the start, elevating a burgeoning startup to the next level and meeting the long-term needs of a rapidly growing business.

Read about the 8 steps here.