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

    … second local space. Justin Donnarumma, director of sales, said that when startups are looking to expand, the most important thing to do is hire the right people: People who can do the job, and also, in some cases, people who are willing to build desks. “The hardest part when coming out here [to Denver] was that a few reps and I had to build…

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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

    … 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

    … children. We’ve added benefits that will be more meaningful for them.” WeddingWire’s disability and maternity leave policy went up for review when one of WeddingWire’s employees experienced difficulty nursing after having her baby. Before returning to work, the employee talked with WeddingWire’s People Department to better understand the company’s…

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

    … This is the fourth installment of Street Fight’s new Street Culture series. Every few weeks, Street Fight will take a look at the inventive ways that some of the fastest growing companies in local create the kind of unique company culture that attracts the best and brightest. For many, the startup culture of just “getting s*** done” means long…

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