Working with your friends isn’t always easy, but Satish Dharmaraj and Scott Dietzen have found a way to do it for the past 15 years. Part of their secret, they say, is checking their egos at the door and taking a hollistic approach to the business.
If you think you’re being ever-so-clever with a product feature, that should be a red flag, according to Hall.com CEO and co-founder, Brett Hellman. In his experience, one developer’s clever is typically another user’s confusion.
If you’re a startup founder and you are figuring out everything for your company, then you’re doing it wrong, according to serial entrepreneur, Justin Kan. It was a hard lesson for him to learn, but in letting go, he’s able to keep sane.
When it’s time for a founder to relinquish control to an outside CEO, that relationship doesn’t have to be a contentious one. Jim Scullion was brought on to be CEO of Bunchball and explains how to form a partnership that helps the business reach the next level.
ThredUP co-founder and CEO says prohibiting his employees from coming into work one day a week allows his team to think big picture, and increases productivity. (Just make sure that work from home day isn’t Friday).
Want to hire the right people every time? Inkling co-founder and CEO, Matt MacInnis, says it comes down to making sure each person you add perpetuates your company’s values. Oh, and asking them questions when they are super tired helps too.
Anyone trudging through another meaningless day at the office should watch this video with Brian Lam. He left Gizmodo to pursue writing about gadgets his way, and get to what he’s really passionate about. He also offers up practical advice for anyone pursuing their dream gig.
Ever wonder how entrepreneurs build todays top technology companies? See Founders Run is a video series where startup founders from across Silicon…
What the pros and cons of working with technical founders, and how do you coach them? With so much innovation happening in the cloud space, what are the enterprise opportunities? Peter Levine, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz sits down for a video interview to share his thoughts.
Working with small municipal governments doesn’t have to suck. In fact, according to Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka, between the open…
A good mentor is invaluable for the modern startup founder or tech exec. But what makes for a good mentor relationship, and how do you find one? Get Satisfaction CEO and mentor Wendy Lea explains her approach and what she looks for in a mentee.
Advisors may not be as sexy as angels in the startup ecosystem, but the right one can provide a ton of value for young companies. InternMatch Co-Founder and CEO, Andrew Maguire, shares his thoughts on finding and working with the right advisors to help any startup.
Daemonic Labs was built from the ground up as a distributed company. It’s headquartered in San Francisco, but also has offices in Argentina. In this interview, Daemonic co-founders explain how they built the company, what they look for in employees, and the benefits of building this way.
Startups shouldn’t only think about the federal government when thorny legislation like SOPA and PIPA arises. Engine Advocacy’s Mike McGeary sat down to share his thoughts on what startup founders should be thinking now to prepare for when they do encounter Washington D.C.
Do you put yourself in your customers’ shoes? Not literally, of course, but are you able to step our of your hectic workday and really imagine what it’s like for someone to use your product? MindSnacks CEO, Jesse Pickard believes empathy is an important and overlooked trait for entrepreneurs.
How many apps on your phone do you use on a daily basis? Moving your product from a novelty to a habit is tricky, but Localmind CEO, Lenny Rachitsky thinks he’s found a way to make it happen and open up in this video interview.
When serial-entrepreneur-turned-college-professor Steve Blank talks entrepreneurship, people listen. His new book, The Startup Owner’s Manual is bound for CEO bookshelves everywhere. Blank talked with us about the current and future state of entrepreneurship, the myth of Steve Jobs, and more.
In this video Q&A, Daniel Raffel shares how he assembled the right team to build and launch Snapguide, a mobile app. He also shared what he learned working for famous chef, Thomas Keller. It is must see TV for startup founders.
VIDEO: Jetpac and Dipity founder, Derek Dukes sat down on camera for the first episode of our new video show “See Founders Run.” Dukes shares how he runs product cycles in his company and how to tell when iterations become pivots.