Walter Thompson

US tech needs a pivot to survive

US tech needs a pivot to survive

James Stranko Contributor James Stranko is a writer and independent advisor to American tech companies expanding abroad. He was on the founding team of Fuel, McKinsey’s practice serving VC firms and pre-IPO tech leaders. Daire Hickey Contributor Share on Twitter Daire Hickey is managing partner of 150Bond, a strategic advisory firm based between New York […]

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More thoughts on growing podcasts

More thoughts on growing podcasts

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing team that trains startups in advanced growth, helps hire senior growth marketers and finds vetted growth agencies. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor Creating a robust churn-reversal system Use dynamic CTAs to close more B2B […]

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The essential revenue software stack

The essential revenue software stack

Tim Porter Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Porter is a managing director at Madrona Venture Group and invests in the areas of intelligent applications and SaaS, cloud native software, ML and data analytics and security. Elisa La Cava Contributor Share on Twitter Elisa La Cava is a senior associate at Madrona Venture Group, focused on […]

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When building a startup, think like a buyer

When building a startup, think like a buyer

Tyler Griffin Contributor Share on Twitter Tyler Griffin co-founded Prism Money, a consumer-focused bill payment tool, in 2012 and is now a managing partner at Financial Venture Studio, which invests in early-stage fintech startups. “Never run a dual-track process.” You’ll probably hear this advice if you ask an investor about raising money and selling a […]

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Recruiting for diversity in VC

Recruiting for diversity in VC

Dan Miller Contributor Share on Twitter Dan is a Partner at True Search where he leads the firm’s Investment Professional practice, having worked with many top VC & PE firms in their senior hiring efforts. Like many industries with a high concentration of wealth — and the careers that help professionals accumulate it — investment […]

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Opportunities (and challenges) in church tech

Opportunities (and challenges) in church tech

Will Robbins Contributor Share on Twitter Will Robbins is an early-stage investor at Contrary. More posts by this contributor Voodoo Games thrives by upending conventional product design Venture investing in elder tech Americans are rapidly becoming less religious. Weekly church attendance is falling, congregations are getting smaller or even closing and the percentage of Americans […]

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What does accountability look like in 2020?

What does accountability look like in 2020?

Rae Witte Contributor Share on Twitter Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire and Forbes, among others. More posts by this contributor Demand for fertility services persists despite COVID-19 […]

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The road to recurring revenue for hardware startups

The road to recurring revenue for hardware startups

Nils Mattisson Contributor Share on Twitter Formerly at Apple, Nils Mattisson is now CEO and co-founder of smart home tech company Minut. If you look at the most successful startups today, you’ll find plenty of proof that the hardware-enabled service (Haas) model works: Peloton, Particle, Latch and Igloohome all rely on subscriptions along with product sales. […]

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Are option grants promoting gender and racial inequity?

Are option grants promoting gender and racial inequity?

Stephen Ratner Contributor Share on Twitter Stephen Ratner is a startup attorney who has advised emerging companies and venture funds. Prior to law school, he served as Deputy Press Secretary to Attorney General Eric Holder at the U.S. Department of Justice. You’ve probably seen them on highway billboards and your Instagram feeds: startups promising to […]

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Leverage AI to optimize customer service outcomes

Leverage AI to optimize customer service outcomes

Nitesh Dudhia Contributor Share on Twitter Nitesh Dudhia is co-founder and CBO of Aikon Labs Pvt Ltd. Nitesh has worked on market opportunity identification, business planning and strategy formulation and execution for digital transformation. As offices worldwide shift to remote work, our interactions with customers and colleagues have evolved in tandem. Professionals who once relied […]

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