For founders, hiring the right talent can be an all-consuming job at times. Given your company’s financial and organizational constraints, it may seem quicker and easier to hire independent contractors rather than employees. However, there are key considerations in order
In my first job out of college, I found that I enjoyed software engineering while releasing new products for a company in France. Unfortunately, the company culture there left me feeling disengaged and discouraged. I couldn’t imagine continuing to work
Equity awards and stock options, in particular, are linchpins among the recruiting tools relied on by venture-backed companies. Accordingly, companies interested in prioritizing transparency should make efforts to ensure that their employees understand the factors affecting the prospective value of
As a repeat founder and now a new parent of a 19-month-old toddler, I have learned a lot in the past few months about the ins and outs of juggling parenting while running an early stage startup. And let me
As an Enneagram Type 7 (The Enthusiast), I’ve spent my life chasing new highs and running from my “negative” emotions. I must have been fated to find a career in startups, which provide a constant rollercoaster of both. New highs:
In the earliest days of a startup, company communication is often an informal mix of ad-hoc discussions, brainstorming sessions, and the periodic over-the-shoulder announcement. Eventually, the time comes when that three-to-five-person team goes into a thirty-to-fifty, to three hundred-person
Since starting Meadow in 2014, we’ve only had one employee leave. When she did, it was at our encouragement (so she could start her own business) and she still remains one of our fiercest supporters and ambassadors. When I state
I’m not a designer. I have a degree in Computer Science and have worked as an iOS developer and a frontend developer. These days, my role as CEO of Krit consists of a combination of sales, marketing, and product management.
David Heinemeier Hansson, better known as DHH, needs no introduction. He is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp, and the author of two NYT bestselling books (to name just a few of his accomplishments). He’s
Project Include, the non-profit I co-founded, helps companies build cultures that are diverse and inclusive. Through our Startup Include and VC Include programs, we work with select founders to collect anonymized feedback and recommend specific actions for improving their companies.
Running a startup — or working at one — is tough. Stress, burnout, and simple day-to-day intensity can get overwhelming. When you’re in the thick of it, it’s often hard to keep the perspective that today’s problems aren’t the whole
This article originally appeared on the Torch.io blog and was featured in BusinessInsider. It isn’t often that someone who’s built and sold a $1 billion company credits their mother for their professional success. But Justin Kan does just that when