To hire your first startup employee, begin with a list of 1,500 people
Your first hire as a startup is more like a fishing expedition, one made much harder because nobody has heard of you or your company yet.
Warm intros are awful for diversity, so why do investors keep insisting on them?
There are oodles of advantages to having a diverse workforce, but you can't simply take your homogenous workforce, add diversity, stir and hope for the best.
Building a growth marketing team the right way
A solid growth marketing team will be instrumental in driving your next phase of growth, so it's worth putting some thought into building it.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Generative AI for proptech, cloud vendor shopping, cybersecurity fairy tales
Generative AI reminds me of ball bearings: the technology is relatively inexpensive, highly adaptable and a proven way to reduce friction.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Headcount data study, SaaS sales mistakes, financial close strategies
Startups that don't have PMF, supportive investors or a manageable burn rate should already be planning to reduce headcount.
5 sustainable best practices for bootstrapped startups
Don’t for one minute think bootstrapping is a dirty word. Successful bootstrapping shows proof of concept and a sustainable business model.
3 ways to hire well for your startup
Just as a customer pilots the product, companies should pilot their most important hires whenever possible.
To bring PLG to cybersecurity, let’s change our hiring habits
There is a lot a company needs to do to succeed with a PLG strategy, and hiring product managers is not enough — neither can it be the first step.
Big Tech cutting back on hiring is an opportunity for startups
Once seemingly unstoppable, Big Tech is now in reset mode, slowing hiring and laying off employees. What does this mean for startups?
Growth cheat code: Use fractional hiring to stay on plan when cutting costs
The coming years will see a contractor-first strategy become even more prevalent, and small companies will have an opportunity to employ this strategy effectively.
When and how to hire your startup’s first growth marketer
When hiring a head of Growth, you must keep an eye out for two critical traits: They must demonstrate that they are a generalist and already possess experience in the same or similar vertical.
6 methods for reducing bias in candidate sourcing and screening
Whenever you open a new role, start by asking the question: How do we ensure that our selection is based solely on criteria that’s relevant to the role?
How to hire and structure a growth team
I’m not here to sell you on why you need a growth team, but I will point out that product-led businesses with a growth team see dramatic results — double the median free-to-paid conversion rate.
A blueprint for building a great startup founding team
Putting the right people in the right roles early on can be the difference between success and failure — and that starts at the top.
Building the right team for a billion-dollar startup
Bain Capital Ventures managing director Sarah Smith talks about how to ensure the critical early hires are the right ones to grow a business.
Emerging companies thrive on data. Shouldn’t they use it to improve hiring decisions?
Instinctive feelings and ‘going with your gut’ in hiring should be treated with caution and decisions should always be based on role-relevant evidence you pinpoint.
How creative thinkers can thrive in a regulated industry
So you want to change the world and help people -- and you’ve started a healthcare startup. You know it will take a great team to pull it off, and you’re starting to build the initial group that w
Culture, Capacity And Craftsmanship: How To Hire For A Startup
There’s a lot of glory and fun when you’re immersed in the startup experience. Building a team from scratch usually means that everything is fresh and unwritten. Joining a new venture to do someth
Desperately Seeking Startup Skills: Where Highly Sought-After Folks Hang Out
<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Jon Bischke is a founder of Entelo and is an advisor to several startups.</em> For many startups, the New Year means a new hiring plan. There is high demand for a select