Street Culture

    • Street Culture: Why Telecommuting Makes Sense for Some Tech Startups

      Regular telecommuting among the non-self-employed population has grown by 103% since 2005, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by globalworkplaceanalytics.com. “Two fears about corporate culture often arise when organizations consider allowing remote work,” writes Rodney L. Lowman, author of A Comprehensive Guide to Theory, Skills, and Techniques.

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    • The In-Between Stage for Startups: Visions of Growth and the Value of Pivots

      Though SEO software company Moz is more than a decade into its business evolution, CEO Sarah Bird says there is no in-between stage for her company. “As Moz has grown, I still feel that I’m in the very early stages,” Bird says. “You never arrive. There’s no ‘Yay, we did it, we’re done.’ I’m not in between anything. I’m still on the cusp. There’s so much more to do, so much opportunity.

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    • Street Culture: A Changing Culture of Inclusion and Conversation at Dispatch

      It’s been nearly two years since we first spoke with software platform development company Dispatch about its culture, and the company now says it is using a secret weapon to iron out a few wrinkles in its operation. His name is Corey. “Let’s talk more about Corey,” says James Zar, Dispatch co-founder and current chief of strategy.

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

    … that is experiencing a lot of change, is really important,” he says. “The employees don’t have to second guess what is happening; it creates an environment where people feel they are part of the company.” In the last year, only one employee chose to leave the company, Tomarchio says, which speaks to how this type of candid openness and respect-building culture can…

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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…

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

    …, a two-year-old app company – Stiles says she considers it a business, not a startup – connects parents with local babysitters, trusted people who the neighbors would vouch for. The three and a half employees are Stiles, co-founder and CTO Matt Stueve, developer Lonnie Moy, and part time “resident millennial” (read: one of Stiles’ most reliable local…

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

    … of communications. In the data-driven mobile and digital world, old techniques such as print ads or “spray and pray” marketing don’t work anymore. Now, analytics are king. “Everything is measurable,” Heinzinger says. “Everything goes through A/B testing to help us understand what works and what doesn’t. If it’s not working, move on. If it’s working, do more…

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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

    … — the second one awarded to any software company in the city. “As a startup, it’s very important for us to constantly be attracting talent. There’s a lot of competition [for talent] and having people be directly engaged in the company, having a flexible open work schedule, it helps,” says Katie Flannery, director of marketing at Placeable…

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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: 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

    … as the growth potential is realized. It’s a frustrating cycle, and one that management hasn’t quite figured out how to handle yet. For now, the company says it is leveraging diversity as a way to continue up the growth curve. RetailNext was founded by three former Cisco employees – Agratchev, from Russia, Arun Nair, from India and Marlie Liu, from Taiwan…

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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

    … Matt Roche is no stranger to botched transactions in company growth, and he doesn’t sugarcoat his failures. “There is one part of company culture that I have singularly failed at,” Roche, CEO of referral marketing company Extole. “One thing that I missed, that our people caught: that it’s too easy to get too serious. Core values have…

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