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Why Rent the Runway’s CEO believes its $357M IPO is a ‘step forward’ for female founders. But the fate of Rent the Runway’s stock performance depends on whether investors judge the company as a resale platform or a subscription-based retailer. Spanx at $1.2 billion was brokered by an all-female team, and founder Sara Blakely gives first class tickets and $10K to all her staff. 👀 Devin Lewtan and Alice Ma are crowdfunding 150 ETH for Mad Realities, a web3 interactive dating show that is community voted. The secret sauce to partnerships sales success. Building tomorrow’s boardroom. As our digital and physical lives become more entwined, weird stuff is happening. Why Facebook became Meta. Amazon has a paid leave problem. And Palantir cofounder Joe Lonsdale calls new dads “losers” if they take months of paternity leave. The diversity, equity and inclusion potential of NFTs.
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Productivity spikes with flexible Fridays
Employee burnout is at an all-time high. The team at Front has been experimenting with flexible Fridays, one day a week where it’s not expected to respond to messages and schedule meetings. Everyone can have a schedule that’s best for them. How does it work? Mathilde Collin goes into the details…Read more.
Patience pays off. Archaeology of 0 to 1 of Mailchimp
MailChimp, which grew out of a discarded web business, is profitable, and still entirely owned by its co-founders. The non-venture-capital-backed company recently sold to Intuit for $12B. Alessandra Scicchitano of Aures analyses how Mailchimp emerged in the market in the first years of its life, and which choices can be repeated today to bring a new product to the market…Read more.
Recruiting outside of your personal network
When you start recruiting, scanning within your personal network is an easy and obvious starting point, but you shouldn’t limit yourself to that specific group. Stripe recruiter Anne Diemer explains how to recruit new employees after you’ve exhausted your personal network. This guide will help you find great new team members beyond that first set of people…Read more.
The hiring myth startups are told
“If you can just own your weaknesses, then you have all this hiring power suddenly.” Elizabeth Weil of Scribble VC on the #1 reason for "bad hires", why hiring is often flawed, and her tips for recruiting great role-fits…Read more.
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👉 Managing Director, Investments @JetBlue Ventures (San Carlos, CA)
👉 Investment Analsy @Amex Ventures
👉 Analyst @Touchdown Ventures (SF)
👉 Director of Host Experience & Operations @Revel
👉 Software Engineer @Farther Finance (NYC)
👉 Senior Software Engineer @Priceloop (Berlin)
👉 Fullstack Software Eng @Elpha
👉 Head of Analytics @Klang Games (Berlin)
👉 Lead Product Designer @SpringHealth
👉 Customer Success Manager @Gigs
👉 Sustainability Supply Chain Partnership @Forto (Berlin)
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👉 Executive Comms Associate @Wikimedia Foundation
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