Street Culture

    • Street Culture: Cuebiq’s Aggressive Growth Bolstered by Candid Culture

      In less than two years, location intelligence firm Cuebiq has grown to about 30 people, with employees stationed in multiple offices in the U.S. and in Milan, Italy. Cuebiq is a spin-off of Beintoo, a European mobile marketing company that CEO Antonio Tomarchio previously led before handing off the company to new leadership.

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    • Street Culture: Tech Startups Amping Up Opportunities for Women

      Leadership is often a driver of company culture, even though some startup company CEOs and managers say that culture is driven by the employees. Every company is different, and in this industry the quality of communications helps welcome and nurture people. For many companies, transparent sharing and openness at all levels is inviting a new workplace generation led by women.

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  • Street Culture: Sitter.me Puts Company Culture of Trust and Respect First

    … Barely a month after kicking off in the TechStars startup accelerator program in Boulder, Colorado, Sitter.me co-founder and CEO Kristen Stiles is adamant that her company’s culture will not change – not now, with three and a half employees, and not years from now, with potentially hundreds. “When I sat down, before [co-founder] Matt came…

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  • Street Culture: inMarket Retains a ‘Startup Mentality’ as It Scales Up

    … tests.” inMarket does measure the company’s culture, holding frequent feedback sessions with employees about what it needs to improve. Heinzinger has been with inMarket since the beginning, helping the company launch in 2010. Since then, its growth has accelerated and inMarket now employs about 60 people, a 100% increase over this time last year…

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  • Street Culture: Year-Old JumpCrew Builds for Scale, Eschews ‘Startup Culture’

    … David Pachter put years of consideration into the creation of Nashville-based JumpCrew, a social marketing and sales company for local businesses. Pachter is JumpCrew’s executive chairman of the board, co-founder, and leading investor in the most recent funding round. He says that as companies grow, especially at a fast pace, culture…

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  • Street Culture: At Ibotta Good Ideas ‘Come From Anywhere’

    … Four office locations in five years — either something went wrong four times, or something is going very right. Ibotta, the fast-growing mobile shopping app, moved again this year when the company outgrew its third location faster than anyone had expected. Alison Meadows, vice president of human relations, told Street Fight that Ibotta is fast…

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  • Street Culture: How Placeable Employees Own the Company’s Culture

    … having the policy though — it needs to be more than words printed in a company handbook. “There’s a difference between selling culture and living it,” he says. “I think we genuinely live it. When a candidate comes to an interview, you’re going to meet five people. You’re here to interview us. You’re making the choice too. When people go through the interview process and they’re done, they’ve experienced the culture. They can feel it.” April Nowicki is a contributor at Street Fight. …

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  • Street Culture: Threads Touts Holistic Understanding of Employees to Grow Culture

    … Sean Abbas, co-founder and president of culture-measuring software company Threads, has two main points to make about about company culture: The first is that the standard metric for measuring employee performance — where everything is rated with a number and then they’re all averaged together — is inherently flawed. The second…

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  • Street Culture: UberMedia’s Transparency and Deliberate Growth Helps them Win Halloween

    …. The team’s participation in and enthusiasm for this event in particular is so ingrained in the culture that Gladys Kong, UberMedia’s CEO, almost forgot to mention it. “UberMedia has been the prevailing champ of the contest,” Kong says. “The team comes together, learns the parts for the theme, everyone has a costume. I love it because I discover…

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  • Street Culture: Why Lunch Is a Big Deal at Euclid Analytics

    … Lunch is an important ritual at Euclid Analytics, a digital marketing data and analytics company based in San Francisco. At six years old with about 40 employees, the company is currently in a growth phase, and will likely grow considerably in the next year. Euclid’s director of product, Alexander Reichert, says that for the three years he has…

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  • Street Culture: How RetailNext’s Growth Is Driven by Diversity

    … In-store analytics company RetailNext will celebrate its ninth birthday in about a month. As the company has grown, according to CEO Alexei Agratchev, it has experienced two “productivity peaks,” where fewer people are doing a huge amount of work. Then new hires are brought on, and the productivity stays about the same for a few months…

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  • Street Culture: Trans-Atlantic Travel Helps Unacast’s Team Build Trust

    … Every month, one half of Unacast’s employees travel to visit the other half of the employees – the engineering team is located in Oslo, Norway and the commercial team is in New York City. The two-year-old beacon and proximity data startup adopted the company-wide travel schedule as a culture-building activity, giving employees a chance…

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  • Street Culture: After Layoffs Break Down Culture, Extole Works to Build It Anew

    … culture is taking one thing that wasn’t planned: time. It took Roche and his leadership team a full year to realize that the core values, identified early when he joined the company, were just wrong. “When you have a transition where there’s a new CEO and the company is basically in crisis, it seems like, ‘Oh, this is a perfect time for values…

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  • Street Culture: Ampush Employees Driving Company Reinvention

    … a culture of respect for other people, a humility that’s helped guide us, as opposed to that ‘Let’s listen to what the boss is saying.’” “We’re first time entrepreneurs, and because of that we’ve never told ourselves that we had all the answers,” Shah said. “Every problem is approached by thinking about alternatives, about the pros and cons, and by having thoughtful analysis before making decisions.” April Nowicki is a contributor at Street Fight. …

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  • Street Culture: Promoboxx Links Incentives to Achievements

    … a revenue goal during the first week of June. “Then we had another one where we hit another target, and everyone got a company-branded Timbuk2 backpack,” Carcio said. The Boston-based Promoboxx, founded in 2010, currently has about 35 employees and is hiring for five positions. The company culture-based initiatives include the standard fun things…

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