Office Culture

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

    … Photo courtesy of DCInno Building Manhattan’s 3 World Trade Center is projected to cost more than $2 billion, and difficulties paying the bill have delayed construction several times. Fundrise, an online platform for investing in real estate, is helping fix that problem and others like it. The company’s technology opens doors for individuals…

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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

    … YP isn’t a startup. The company has been rebranded, reimagined, consolidated, sold, and rebranded again in recent years. When AT&T sold its stake in YP in 2012, the directory and marketing solutions giant initiated a cultural shift designed to improve an enduring problem left over from the AT&T days. The problem was that employees were…

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  • Street Culture: SweetIQ Empowers Employees to Drive Independent Progress

    … Unscripted entrepreneurialism is a wanted commodity in the fast-growing local space. No formula exists for finding it though, so being able to nurture the spark of innovation is valuable in itself. Michael Mire, co-founder and CRO of local search optimizing software company SweetIQ, is getting better at finding those entrepreneurs…

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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

    … time that consumers are increasingly demanding. One challenge Dispatch has faced is its growing need for engineers, who are notoriously hard to find and keep, said Sam Crowell, Dispatch marketing director. “It’s really hard to get engineers to join your team,” Crowell said. Their secret is to first hire engineers as contractors, and then invite…

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