What to look for in a mentor

Follow us on: Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linkedin Subscribe to YouTube

Danae Shell, founder and CEO of Valla and a mentor with CodeBase, explains what founders should look for in a mentor and the ways they could help.

  • You could work with a mentor even if you’re not sure yet what you’re looking for; or find someone with the specific skillset you need
  • A mentor might help with your strategy, or might just agree to hold you accountable as a form of motivation: there’s a wide spectrum of help that they could offer
  • Mentors should always ask why you’re doing what you’re doing, what challenges you they have right now and what problems you’re facing




Barclays (including its employees, Directors and agents) accepts no responsibility and shall have no liability in contract, tort or otherwise to any person in connection with this content or the use of or reliance on any information or data set out in this content unless it expressly agrees otherwise in writing. It does not constitute an offer to sell or buy any security, investment, financial product or service and does not constitute investment, professional, legal or tax advice, or a recommendation with respect to any securities or financial instruments.

The information, statements and opinions contained in this content are of a general nature only and do not take into account your individual circumstances including any laws, policies, procedures or practices you, or your employer or businesses may have or be subject to. Although the statements of fact on this page have been obtained from and are based upon sources that Barclays believes to be reliable, Barclays does not guarantee their accuracy or completeness.

Share this page

Go back to the top of the page