Linh Dao Smooke @linh

Hacker Noon Mama-in-Chief & Mama to Norah & Ira. From Hanoi :)

✌️, I'm Linh. I run HackerNoon, a tech publication with 45k+ writers and 5-8M + monthly readers and also a software company built by a small team of 20 (13 fte). We raised almost $3M for HackerNoon so far, valuing the company at $50M. My husband and I proudly remain the majority shareholders of HackerNoon, under all common stock, as we do not believe in diluting our values to the VCs 😉 On the other hand, we do have almost 1,300 total shareholders ☺️ My advice for all entrepreneurs: don't cheap out on lawyers, accountants, and paperwork. They matter.