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3 factors to consider when adding remote visual assistance software to your tech stack

With AR solutions now projected to be a $175 billion market by 2026, a technology like remote visual assistance has the potential to seamlessly integrate into current support processes and systems.

Inside Secfi’s 2021 state of stock options equity report

Record public exit activity is good news for founders and investors, but what about the employees who were granted stock options in those companies?

How to build a product advisory council for your startup

In order to design, build and maintain a product that meets changing customer demands, companies need a mechanism that provides unbiased insights from people that represent them.

Dear Sophie: How do I successfully expand my company to the US?

I’m an entrepreneur in Guatemala and would like to come to the United States to expand my tech company. What is the best way to do that?

For investors, future of work isn’t only about HR

We talked about the future of work with former Microsoft senior executive and angel investor Eric Boustouller, who joined French multi-stage VC firm C4 Ventures last fall.

Dear Sophie: Do we need a visa to explore the US market?

While sightseeing in the U.S., we’d like to explore the feasibility of expanding our business in there. Do we need to get a special visa to do that?

A startup founder’s guide to allocating equity grants

Leaders need to get better at understanding and articulating not just why equity is important but also how it’s determined.

Here’s how startups can prevent tech debt from piling up

Favoring a short-term plan to get a faster go-to-market option is not always bad, provided the business has a backup plan to deliver well-designed code that would simplify future iterations.

3 things startup founders need to know about M&A

When startup founders think of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), we tend to think of "Mad Men"-esque processes, involving dramatic office reshuffling and expensive rebranding.

Constant compliance is security theater

If the problem you're trying to solve is trust via certification, does a technical integration accelerate compliance?

The coming reckoning: Showing ROI from threat intelligence

For threat intelligence teams, it appears old habits die hard. Many remain in the government intel mindset, focused on funneling data to the security operations center (SOC).

Dear Sophie: Will the H-1B lottery be based on the highest wages?

I’m currently working on OPT for an early-stage biotech startup. I heard that the next lottery will not select H-1B candidates based on the highest salaries paid. What else should I know?

What are the ‘jobs to be done’ of an investment manager?

The late Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen found that in many sectors, low-end disruptors take hold at the bottom of the market and then work up to satisfy more demanding segments.

Stop creating self-fulfilling prophecies: How to apply AI to small data problems

To avoid the trap of creating self-fulfilling prophecies, here’s the process you should follow for applying AI to small data problems.

Apple’s App Store Connect will be open on Christmas: Can developers take advantage?

"It's not just pushing a button while enjoying a hot chocolate, so for anyone who wants to launch an app in the middle of the holiday season, be prepared to mobilize the entire team."

Dear Sophie: What’s allowed between a K-1 visa and a green card?

My fiancée is in the U.S. on a K visa. We’re thinking about eloping to Vegas so we can get started on her green card application before a big wedding in her hometown in the spring. Is that allowed?

Dear Sophie: How to maneuver the latest travel bans, H-1B alternatives

Here's another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies.

Using data-driven techniques to beat the Great Resignation

As the Great Resignation gathers pace, businesses that differentiate by leveraging their own data will be most likely to win, retain and recruit the people they need.

Conversational UX: The missing piece in your chatbot strategy

If we want chatbots to earn their place, we must ensure that bot developers are equipped with the right knowledge to improve the customer experience.

Usage-based pricing is a company-wide effort

Usage-based pricing (UBP) has quickly gone from fringe to mainstream in SaaS. Converts to UBP are drawn to the promise of accelerated revenue growth and a more efficient land-and-expand business model
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