What I’ve learned after 5 years of buying common stock in startups – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Jamie Goldstein Contributor Jamie is the founding partner of Pillar VC, a Boston-based seed-stage venture capital firm. He has spent the last 22 years investing in early-stage startups. More posts by this contributor Introducing the term-sheet grader From day one, Pillar VC has offered to buy common stock in startups. Instead of the standard 10-page … Read more

RapidSOS learned that the best product design is sometimes no product design – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes Sometimes, the best missions are the hardest to fund. For the founders of RapidSOS, improving the quality of emergency response by adding useful data, like location, to 911 calls was an inspiring objective, and one that garnered widespread support. There was just one problem: How would they create a viable business? The roughly 5,700 public … Read more

3 critical lessons I learned while scaling RingCentral’s customer support team – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Shaun Spivak is the senior director of Global Customer Support at RingCentral, a global leader in communication and call center software provider. There are many things I wish I knew when starting out with my small customer support team at RingCentral, but in the end, we figured it out. I’m going to share some critical … Read more

We Analyzed 208K Webpages. Here’s What We Learned About Core Web Vitals and UX

Reading Time: 19 minutes We analyzed 208,085 webpages to learn more about Core Web Vitals. First, we established benchmarks for Cumulative Layout Shift, First Input Delay, and Largest Contentful Paint. Then, we looked into the correlation between Core Web Vitals and user experience metrics (like bounce rate). Thanks to data provided by WebCEO, we were able to uncover some … Read more

What we learned from selling a blockchain service to African governments – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes Mohammed Ibrahim Jega Contributor Mohammed Ibrahim Jega is the co-founder of Domineum Blockchain Solutions, a serial tech entrepreneur, startup adviser, fintech expert and blockchain advocate. A major attraction of Africa is its large population of 1.2 billion, which hints at a sizable addressable market. But what happens when your target audience is the governments of … Read more

The Upskilling Drive of a Learned Academician: Gargi Sen’s Journey with ICCC and Mindler

Reading Time: 14 minutes Transforming the aspirations into a role you’re most passionate about often requires one to wear different hats during one’s career to explore the opportunities and to learn with them. “And I think this can help a lot of people to feel happy, and of course happiness will then lead to a success story. If you’re … Read more

We Analyzed 3.6 Billion Articles. Here’s What We Learned About Evergreen Content

Reading Time: 26 minutes We analyzed 3.6 billion articles to better understand evergreen content. Specifically, we looked at a number of different factors (including content formats and promotional channels) that may lead to a higher chance of publishing evergreen content. With the help of our data partner BuzzSumo, we learned a lot about why certain content continues to get … Read more

What I learned the hard way from naming 30+ startups – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Drew Beechler Contributor Drew Beechler is the director of marketing at High Alpha, a venture studio that creates and funds B2B SaaS companies. There’s a lot wrapped up in a name: feelings, emotions, connotation, unconscious bias, personal history. It’s an identity — it gives something meaning and importance. In leading marketing and brand at High … Read more

Tech’s new labor movement is harnessing lessons learned a century ago

Reading Time: 8 minutes The rise of the tech worker Even in the early 1990s, when Lerner went to war with Apple as an organizer of the Justice for Janitors campaign and won union rights for subcontracted cleaning workers across the tech sector, the question of “Who is a tech worker?” loomed large. Through those successful campaigns, Lerner helped … Read more