February 2019 – Page 2 – Techs Pod

Month: February 2019

The First 5 Priorities For Every Startup Founder

By Madison 0 Comment February 12, 2019

So, you’ve decided you want to become an “entrepreneur.” Maybe the idea came to you during a coffee meeting with a friend. Maybe you were watching TV, suffering through another mindless commercial, when all of a sudden, “it hit you.” Or maybe you were like me, freelancing and already doing something on your own. And […]

How to Pitch to a Public Company

By Madison 0 Comment February 10, 2019

Timing is everything in sales. And perhaps one of the most important times for salespeople to pitch a product or service is immediately after a company makes an initial public offering (IPO). An IPO turns a private organization into a public entity and provides the perfect window of opportunity to cash in on a big […]

What is an IPO?

By Madison 0 Comment February 9, 2019

For new entrepreneurs, the terms initial public offering (IPO) and public vs. private can cause a world of confusion and anxiety. In its most basic form, an IPO is when a private company offers its first group of shares into the stock market. An IPO is essentially what turns a private company into a one. […]

How to Set SMART Sales Goals

By Madison 0 Comment February 7, 2019

As a salesperson, goals and target projections are always at the forefront of your mind. There would be no way to evaluate your performance without them. It is important to set yourself up for success by establishing realistic and attainable sales goals that will challenge you to work hard while driving growth and boosting motivation. […]

Crunchbase is Partnering with Pledge 1% and Makes Commitment to Integrated Philanthropy

By Madison 0 Comment February 6, 2019

Today we’re that Crunchbase has joined Pledge 1% as an early member and evangelist. Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropic movement dedicated to helping early-stage companies integrate community giving into their businesses. Members of Pledge 1% commit to donating 1% of their product, equity, profits, or employee time to improve communities around the world. Joining […]

Augmented Reality is Changing the Face of Online Retail

By Madison 0 Comment February 4, 2019

Technology is at the heart of the eCommerce industry.  As an industry that depends on technology and innovation, eCommerce companies have to be on the lookout for the latest advances, like and others, that are going to shape the future of how business is done online. Upgrade to to perform your own market research. is […]

5 Reasons Every Founder Should Be Involved With Sales

By Madison 0 Comment February 3, 2019

In the tech industry (and especially in the Bay Area), we glorify the technical founder—the founder with both the vision as well as the programming experience to create the product him or herself. But what about the founders who are just really good at sales? Shouldn’t founders be equally skilled in that area––or, at the […]

The 5 Most Important Lessons We’ve Learned About Scaling Culture

By Madison 0 Comment February 2, 2019

I joined as COO two and a half years ago. At the time, we were a company of 20 people. Yet even then, we were looking ahead to our future 200th hire as an important milestone. There were a few reasons for this, but the biggest came down to culture. Scaling our culture Culture is […]