Fred Wilson venture capitalist and Co-Founder Union Square Ventures
Wilson offers entrepreneurs suggestions on where to find strong talent: “1) People [they] know and people [their] team knows. This is  often the most fruitful source of talent. I know an entrepreneur who asks everyone he hires , “who is the most talented person you have ever worked with and whom you would love to work with again?”  2) People [working] for [competitors].  3) [Recently purchased companies].  4) Other parts of the country and the world.  5) Colleges.  6) The big companies in [their] market.  7) [Their] investors.” An investor’s major job is recruiting talent.
Entrepreneurs “must work on [recruiting daily] and [think about it continuously]. [Entrepreneurs] need a strategy, a process, and a commitment to the [recruiting] process. It will bear fruit over time .” Fred Wilson MBA Mondays: Where To Find Strong Talent, May 28, 2012; http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2012/05/mba-mondays-where-to-find-strong-talent.html