Office Culture

  • DC Startup Fundrise Is Redefining How We Invest in Real Estate

    … Trade Center],” Davis said. “We were able to give our users a chance to do so for $5,000.” All the employees are keen on re-maneuvering the real estate market, which translates into a very low-ego kind of company. “It’s not uncommon to walk into the office and see the CEO doing dishes, or someone whose job is in accounting going to CVS to buy stamps…

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  • Street Culture: Humility and Good Conversations at Instacart

    … Instacart entered 2015 with about 95 employees. It’s on track to end 2015 with around 400 employees. Instacart just opened a new office in Minneapolis in September, making the Twin Cities the 18th location where the company’s grocery shopping and delivery services are offered. Order volume has been increasing three to four percent week-over…

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  • Street Culture: Signpost on Being a Scrappy Startup

    … of employees streamed out the front door for their morning 15-minute break, grabbing snacks and candy on their way out. Donnarumma said the culture from the New York office has truly spilled over to Denver and to Signpost’s Austin, T.X. location. “The people are a little different,” he said. “In New York you have that hustle and bustle, in Denver…

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  • YP Hits ‘Refresh’ Button on Employee Connections

    … often in the dark about key performance indicators and strategic objectives. Were they meeting their goals? What changes could be expected? Answers and information were not forthcoming. “The AT&T culture was very secretive,” said Darren Clark, YP’s CTO and a company veteran. “People didn’t know the numbers until everything was all said…

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  • Street Culture: SweetIQ Empowers Employees to Drive Independent Progress

    … saw its revenue double or triple every year since its inception. There will always be challenges that come with growing that fast, Mire said, noting how important it is to inspire employees to work independently. “Today, everyone controls their own schedule,” he said. “Everyone can come and go as they need to. We trust and empower you to do [your…

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  • Street Culture: Flexibility Helping WeddingWire As It Scales Up

    … The walls were pink and the windows were dressed in frilly white curtains. It was a living room, but it was also the first office of WeddingWire, an online marketplace serving the wedding and events industry. WeddingWire, headquartered in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Chevy Chase, Md., had 380% revenue growth between 2011 and 2014, an increase…

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  • Boston-Based Dispatch Retains a Startup Mentality as It Sets Its Sights on Big Growth

    … is hoping to maintain that small-time ambiance while segmenting responsibilities. “It’s easy to get a lot of stuff done when there’s way too much to do,” said Dispatch co-founder James Yaakov Zar. “We used to be doing way too much and everyone was doing a little of everything. We’re trying to balance and maintain that ‘culture of hustle’ as we grow…

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