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

    … “All right, cool, let’s take a half hour off the phones and see how many desks we can build.” The Denver-based staff at Signpost, a marketing automation technology company launched in 2010, is a hard-working, efficient team helping to drive the company’s success. The Denver office is only two years old, but the team is already outgrowing its…

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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

    … and brainstorm are encouraged. Mire said that the company tries to supporting whatever events or projects that employees show interest in, allowing them to decompress at twice-monthly in-office yoga classes, a running club and the oh-so-very Montreal 5-à-7 (that’s a classy name for happy hour). Carla Bragagnolo, marketing manager, said that she…

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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

    … 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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