Street Culture

    • 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 on board, to first write out a busin ...

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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’

    … processes are what Pachter is working with now at JumpCrew. “You don’t see that at a startup,” Pachter says. “You see people trying to squeeze the apple to get the most juice. We’re trying to nurture that apple to get a bigger apple. That’s the biggest difference between startup culture and building for scale.” The company launched about one year ago…

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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

    … of interns turning into regular employees and moving into the organization full time.” Kong says that the company’s hiring process strives for transparency – they want to make sure candidates know what kind of startup they could be joining. UberMedia isn’t on a path to grow 200 percent in the next two years, and by being open about the company’s…

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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

    …,’” Roche said. “But it’s unbelievably hard to implement new core values when everyone’s afraid.” Out of four core values, three were completely irrelevant to the remaining employees at Extole, he said. “Mettle, pride, responsibility,” Roche said. “If I’m being completely honest, when I finally built enough of a relationship with our people in customer…

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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

    … we earned as a company that we deserve this?’” Carcio said. “I had that moment when I thought, ‘Let’s tie everything to an incentive so nobody is wondering, why are we here?’” He realized that building team incentives around achievements could unify employees around common goals, helping them reach them faster and bringing them closer. “You hear…

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  • Street Culture: Seattle Food Startup Delivers Culture to Chef Partners

    … Lish, a two-year-old meal delivery startup in Seattle, is customer-focused, of course. But there’s one word that keeps coming up for the company’s nine employees: Chefs. Chefs are the secret winners of this startup concept, an idea that was driven by the frustrating moment when a busy commuter leaves work, realizes he has no food at home…

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  • Street Culture: G/O Digital Building Community via Nerf Wars

    … client-focused culture. It all starts with the people, the team you assemble, and the culture and the vibe you create. If you can do it the right way, the business can really grow and become a really cool place to be.” The right way to build a company culture: it’s different for every company, every leadership team, and every squad of employees. Fagan…

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