Street Culture

    • Street Culture: A New Way to Keep Score at CrowdOptic

      After many years of being asked about the technologies that his companies develop, the money he’s making, and then more about the technology, Jon Fisher is grateful to talk about the small but super-tight team he works with. “I’ve been with the same core engineering team for 20 years now,” Fisher says. “We’re like a less good-looking version of Ocean’s 11. But we do it legally, of course.

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  • Street Culture: A Look at the Spinoff Culture at Conichiwa

    … A spinoff company from a larger mothership might already have culture built in. At Conichiwa, a Berlin-based proximity agency and beacon company, that’s not quite what is happening. With seven employees, Conichiwa is tasked with finding location-based solutions for aviation, banking, retail, and healthcare industries – breaking away from…

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  • Street Culture: Metrics for a Global Community

    …, that culture and purpose are nice to have, but the primary focus needs to be on the business model and the market and ultimately driving profit and shareholder value. And what I would say to that is that the world is changing. It’s changing quickly, and any business leader that is ignoring the broader role of the corporation or the organization in the wider world, A. they have their head in the sand, and B. they’re missing a massive, massive opportunity.” April Nowicki is a contributor at Street Fight. …

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  • Street Culture: Taking Estimote’s ‘No Barriers’ Culture Literally

    …, at its base. Krzych heard about this definition of culture from Andrew Mason, founder of Groupon and co-founder of hyperlocal audio app company Detour, at the seed accelerator Y Combinator in 2013. “Basically, he said that within your startup lifetime, you as a founder and as a team member, you will have a lot of temptations,” Krzych says. “And these…

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  • Street Culture: Six Vertical Pivoting its Culture with its Company

    … There are two options if you want to be a tech startup owner — one is to attach yourself to someone else’s startup in the early stages so you have equity options. The second option is to do it yourself. Doing it yourself often comes with a painful side effect, says Joshua Enders, managing partner of client success at digital commerce company…

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  • Street Culture: Balancing Structure and Exploration in Company Culture

    … a company is that you have to think through how to create a team as you become more successful,” says Sarah Bird, of SEO software company Moz. The culture needs to invite innovation, she says – but it’s still crucially important, especially as a company grows, to maintain a kind of structure that holds the company together. Company leaders must…

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  • Street Culture: Pointy Focusing on People and Product, Not Process

    … Dublin-based digital search platform startup Pointy is still at that point where the culture is just what it is, without special definitions or structure. “I’ve been at companies before where the employees are silo-ed into sales teams and engineering teams,” says Mark Cummins, co-founder of Pointy. “The number of people on our team now…

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

    …, such as a culture that is heavily dependent on personal contact with key individuals within the organization.” But the option does work for a lot of companies — and for many startups, remote work is a built-in part of how a company initially gets off the ground. Kristen Stiles, co-founder and CEO of babysitter-finding app Sitter.me, told Street Fight…

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

    … be a challenge, and they’re directly related to the company’s growth. “Startup employees are natural entrepreneurs,” he says. “They’re natural go-getters. They don’t hold back and they do what’s necessary to get the job done. The challenge you run into as you grow is that every conversation expands from two to five people, and then to 10 people and to 20…

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  • 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. Tomarchio says…

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  • Street Culture: Tech Startups Amping Up Opportunities for Women

    … and incentive to care. Others focus on mentoring, or actual person-to-person connections, fun events, and down time. One popular company offshoot speaks to the value in employee diversity: internal programs that educate and inspire personal wellness. At the app Nextdoor, a female engineer created an employees’ group called “WAND,” which stands for 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

    … keyboards would last. It was a pretty amazing time to be in the industry. Now, if you look at where we are now with proximity marketing, it’s no longer in companies’ innovative budgets. It’s a core part of mobile and digital advertising programs.” April Nowicki is a Street Fight contributor. …

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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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