The Guest – Daniella Rhodes Lorenzo, Founding Member at Toqio
Daniella Rhodes Lorenzo is a Founding Member and the Director of Strategy and Innovation at Toqio, a fintech platform that gives companies the ability to create and launch fully branded banking or finance solutions as apps or on the web. Daniella has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry, and has been leading & growing software teams for the majority of her career.
Growing A Tech Company From The Ground Up
Embarking on the journey of building a tech company from the ground up can be an exhilarating adventure that promises both challenges and rewards. There is a delicate balance between adopting a growth mindset and not compromising on your company culture and productivity. Let’s say it all goes well and now you are at the point of scaling a business; how do you approach growth and how do you structure a tech team that can maintain efficiency while growing?
Some of the topics discussed in this episode include:
- How women in tech have to navigate the leadership landscape
- Growing a technology-focused business from the ground up
- How to structure the tech team when scaling a business
- The challenges and opportunities that come with a large funding round
Can I ask you, what do you feel are the best things about leadership?
I think one of the best things is being able to think in the future, use your imagination, be creative, and also, how much you can learn from people. A lot of people think ‘you’re a CTO, you probably have the most technical knowledge in the company’ and I don’t think that’s necessarily true. You need to know how to build your team, know the strengths that your team has, and how to make use of them. You learn a lot from your team. I think that’s one of the best things that you can have, being a leader… If you’re backed up by a team that trusts you and knows where you want to go, then that’s also an amazing feeling.
Daniella Rhodes Lorenzo
Founding Member and Director of Tech Strategy & Innovation, Toqio
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