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I've only started to build things a few months ago. Already I've learned that you should not build what users ask for but instead you should look behind the request for the need. I learned this the hard way by building something that was a very popular request but which then no one used once it was completed. I've also built things that I thought p ...
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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Despite the geopolitical headwinds for foreign tech firms to enter China, many companies, especially those that find a dependable partner, are still forging ahead. For this […]
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Hi my name is Danny. I have been a lurker here for years. I had an idea. People spend so much time making their project and rarely get feedback. I thought I would just try your projects & record it. I am honest but playful and respectful. It's just for free and for fun. If you're interested DM me your link on reddit or my youtube channel.
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Whenever I browse apps on Google Play and the App Store and look at the number of reviews on some I wonder how they got so many people to use their app. For each app that successfully became widely used there’s a hidden story about the tactics employed to achieve that success. If you have a widely used app, could you please share your story of how ...
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When Ryan Hoover suggested that I meet today’s guest, I knew it was going to be an interesting person. And when I looked into the company that today’s guest created, I wanted to be a customer as quickly as possible. Dylan Beynon is the founder of Mindbloom, a platform that provides services to affiliated psychiatric medical practices which are inde
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Electric vehicle startup Rivian has raised another massive round of funding, this time to the tune of $2.5 billion, bringing its total raised to date over the $10 billion mark. The funding round comes as Rivian recently confirmed it’s looking for a location to build a second factory — one that will also produce batteries for its vehicles — in the U ...
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Running a successful business involves careful planning and focus. Part of the process includes setting goals and determining a clear-cut purpose. Two elements critical in defining your business objectives are your vision statement and mission statement. These documents state and summarize your short-term and long-term goals, which is also why the
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La Briqueterie — Accelerating Growth Brick by Brick Beyond helping the early stages of startups, accelerators also play an important role by mentoring, educating, and supporting them financially. It’s because of these accelerators that companies such as Airbnb, Twitch, Stripe, and Dropbox were able to breakout growth. In order to help startups to t ...
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We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Who doesn’t? It combines the thrill of live, high-stakes entertainment with learning about the hottest new thing. Plus, you get to hear feedback from some of the smartest folks in the industry, thus learning how to absolutely crush it at your next pitch meeting with […]
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Pre-pandemic, we sat down with three startup founders to discuss how to avoid burnout in remote work environments. Little did we know how important this topic would be. Panel members discuss the remote working environment for startups. Chronic unmanaged stress impacts both mind and body while eroding the joy, creativity, and fulfillment that sustai ...
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Monarch, a subscription-based platform that aims to help consumers “plan and manage” their financial lives, has raised $4.8 million in seed funding. Accel led the round, which also included participation from SignalFire, and brings the Mountain View-based yet fully distributed startup’s total funding since its 2019 inception to $5.5 million. Co-fou
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'In deep tech, it's essential to think about founder-investor fit. And what we mean by this is understanding why an investor is even in VC in the first place.'
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"The not-so-secret secret here is that the key to great retention is really simple," says growth expert Susan Su.
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Growth marketer Maya Moufarek: "It’s all about simplifying your strategy into something that is digestible, memorable and applicable.”
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Not sure if this is the right spot but..
A bit of background: I've worked at a startup until acquisition (LOVED this experience) and am now working at a large corporate bank. I have also ran a couple of small businesses and am familiar with playing the "lead" roles. All of my experience is in product Management.
My Ultimate end goal is to con ...
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Paystone provides electronic payments and customer engagement technology to businesses, particularly those that provide services.
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Today we’re super excited to share that we have launched the public beta version of MojoAuth.
MojoAuth is a passwordless authentication solution that helps you to allow your users to authenticate themselves without passwords, which in turn provides stronger security to your business.
Developers, small businesses, startups, enterprises, freela ...
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Sarah McBride / Bloomberg: Neuralink competitor Paradromics raises $20M Seed led by Prime Movers Lab; so far in 2021 brain-machine interface startups have raised $132.8M  —  A competitor to Elon Musk's Neuralink said it raised $20 million, enough to get it on track to introduce a new generation of powerful and tiny electrodes to the human brain.
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I’m so grateful and feel very confirmed that striking out on my own was the best decision ever.
Some days are hard and stressful, but it’s always worth it.
Congrats to everyone going after their dreams! I hope you remember why you started and keep working hard everyday. ...
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Mike Rogoway / Oregonian: OpenSesame, a marketplace for corporate learning programs, raises $50M led by JMI Equity, bringing its total raised to ~$100M  —  Portland online education portal OpenSesame reported $50 million in new funding Thursday, buoyed by interest in new workforce training options during the remote working era.
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