Street Culture

  • Street Culture: Blind References Help Weed Out Drama at Zaius

    …, which was acquired by NetSuite. So Gally is no stranger to the challenges that come with startups, and cites a number of elements about company culture that he says Zaius works continually to sustain. “In the hiring process, we often use the terms ‘smart, hungry, and humble,’” he says. “This notion of being humble is really a critical component…

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  • At Liftoff, a Classic Formula for Company Culture

    … A 4.9 rating on Glassdoor is impressive. It’s the rating that mobile app marketing and targeting company Liftoff has earned, and it might be the best Glassdoor rating of all the companies that have ever been featured on Street Culture since spring 2015. It’s just one metric measuring a formula of company values, employee sentiment…

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

    …” is growing a company up to 100 employees and then selling it. “Oracle, they bought our last company [Bharosa]; the two companies before that; one of them [NetClerk] is now owned by Roper Technologies, a leader in construction, and the other, AutoReach, is owned by AutoNation. All three of those companies are S&P 500 leaders. We do this in a very…

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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

    … In a conference room, a sign on the wall says, “This is a no bullshit zone”. At beacon company Estimote, people are trying to take that statement extremely literally. The company’s mission is to build a new operating system for the physical world, and to get there the team needs zero bullshit. Culture is far too important to leave to chance…

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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

    … 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…

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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

    … workplace generation led by women. “Something we look for in interviews is people who will be honest and transparent with you,” says Emilie Fournelle, director of product at local search optimizing software company SweetIQ. “It’s a quality that you find in almost every woman. In general, women have that more than men.” That is true in several ways…

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

    …, as well as another developer.” Stiles says she is open to hiring remote employees and might not limit the search to Colorado-based candidates. “The whole remote thing, I believe in trust and flexibility and finding the right fit,” she says, echoing a statement that many startup leaders say about culture. “If you don’t trust your employees…

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