It is important to understand in a startup how important the components are. Yes, you need the specific disciplines covered. However, please understand that as a startup it is the utility players that carry the day. Startups are usually understaffed and hopefully growing faster than they are increasing labor. Therefore, the utility player is the glue that holds the place together. When everyone is busy and something needs to get done that doesn’t fit in the specific discipline of someone’s job it is the utility players that manage that workflow. They are usually the lowest paid and very hard working and take direction from many sources. When money is tight and you absolutely need help think of the utility players.