Recruit Rockstars 377: How a Chicago Attorney Founded a VC-Backed Rocketship

You don’t find many attorneys running VC-backed tech startups.
But here’s one.
Jacob Babcock is Founder & CEO of NuCurrent, which recently raised another $11M.
With over 100 patents, NuCurrent is the leading developer of high-efficiency wireless power solutions. They work closely with electronic device OEMs & integrators to determine the best implementation of wireless power for their product.
Jacob’s timing couldn’t be better, as wireless is all the rage.
With a team of 40 & growing, he’s raised capital from IU Ventures, Purple Arch Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, HBS Angels Chicago, and Independence Equity.
In this 20-min conversation, Jacob reveals how he hires, including the importance of crafting a Scorecard for each position.

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