Old friends

It always pays to maintain your relationships with old friends, bosses and colleagues. 

As a founder you need their help.  

They want to help you and your startup. Make an effort to catch up for coffee with them every now and then.

Over time some of these contacts will get promoted to executive management. They can be a great help to you as a future customer or introducer.  

As an extra bonus it’s always good to have friends!