Negotiating Startup Employee Compensation

Originally posted on Smart Recruiters – by Mark Jacobson Every Founder in today’s market knows the importance of recruiting top talent. It’s a non-stop process in a ferociously competitive market. Closing candidates is a function that can be broken down into a thoughtful and deliberate recruiting process. To scale your startup, you must structure a […]

Grammarly adds to its Advisory Board

Grammarly Adds Dr. Robert Berwick to Scientific Advisory Board SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Grammarly, the world’s leading software suite for perfecting written English, announced today that Dr. Robert Berwick, professor of computational linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and expert in computer science and machine learning, will join Grammarly’s Scientific Advisory Board. “As […]

5 Hiring Tips for Scaling Your StartUp

Originally posted here on SmartRecruiters – by Mark Jacobson Founders dream of changing the world, but you can’t do it alone. The team you build will be instrumental in determining your future successes and failures.  Much has been written about a startup’s first hires, so let’s focus on some best practices to help scale your startup beyond 20 people. […]

Go Daddy Adds Mobile to Website Builder product offering

  By INGRID LUNDEN Thursday, November 15th, 2012 Go Daddy has for a while been building out its domain registering and hosting business into business services to create new revenue streams to compete against the likes of Google and Amazon in serving the small/medium business sector, and today that strategy took a mobile turn, with the […]

GoDaddy evolves

How GoDaddy is growing into a SaaS company By Derrick Harris Nov 15, 2012 GoDaddy, the web-hosting and domain-name giant — and erstwhile cloud computing provider — has a plan to bring both itself and millions of its small-business customers into the 21st century. News on Thursday that the company is getting into the mobile website […] Acquires Kayak Acquires Kayak For $1.8 Billion, Will Allow Kayak To Continue To Operate Independently By FREDERIC LARDINOIS Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Online travel site just announced that it has agreed to acquired the travel search engine Kayak for $1.8 billion. Priceline will pay $40 per share for Kayak. About $500 million of the purchase price will be in cash […]

Game Closure CEO makes rare public appearance at StartX

September 6, 2012 7:21 PM by Christina Farr   Tonight, Game Closure‘s 27-year-old chief executive took the stage at StartX’s demo day to inspire fellow entrepreneurs with the company’s founding story. A year ago, almost every investor in Silicon Valley rejected the social gaming startup. ”We were cold emailing investors,” the young CEO and StartX graduate, Michael Carter, told the […]

Sharethrough: Leading the Native Ad movement

The Future of Media: Going Native in Grids, Feeds and Galleries by Chris Schreiber, Sep 24, 2012 Remember how media websites looked in 1999? In fact, most still look the same: a scrollable homepage with above-the-fold features and below-the-fold article links; a prominent, central navigation intended to drive more page views; and banner ads up top […]