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Who helped your startup grow? Nominate a growth marketing agency.

Growth marketing is critical to a startup’s survival, but it’s not always clear how to successfully pull it off. How do you jump the chasm from one to 10 million customers? Should you recruit an i

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Milkinside

Gleb Kuznetsov refuses to settle for less. After spending years leading product design for startups and corporate clients, Gleb started a boutique branding agency, Milkinside, that helps clients trans

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Phil Weiner

As a former entrepreneur turned independent designer, Phil Weiner gets the startup life. He often describes himself as a second co-founder for his clients, unafraid of 2AM phone calls and prepping pit

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Base

Base coined the term “blanding,” but the international branding agency is anything but boring. With clients ranging from AI startup Rival Theory to e-commerce company Kidbox, Base leverages its br

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Kristine Arth

After spending a decade working at international design and branding agencies, Kristine Arth launched her own independent branding agency called Lobster Phone last April. Since then, she’s launched

Verified Expert Brand Designer: The Working Assembly

The Working Assembly began as a side hustle. Jolene Delisle and Lawrence O’Toole juggled full-time jobs while collaborating on projects for startup clients, and they eventually realized there wa

It’s open season for poaching talent in Silicon Valley

Several recent court decisions have changed the landscape of California’s competition law, concluding that employee non-solicitation provisions are per se invalid. These cases have major implication

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Ramotion

Ramotion is a remote branding and product design agency that has worked with Bay Area tech startups since 2014. While they typically do branding for funded, fast-growing startups, Ramotion has helped

How do you hire a great growth marketer?

Editors Note: This article is part of a series that explores the world of growth marketing for founders.

Help TechCrunch find the best startup growth marketing agencies

While billions of people are now online, thousands of companies large and small are using every channel they can to reach them. Companies like Slack, Airbnb, Pinterest, Instagram and Dropbox have beco

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Lake Buckley

In 2017, Lake Buckley turned down an in-house role at Patagonia to launch her freelance design career in a 400 sq. ft studio in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, the RISD-trained designer and art director has

New USPTO Guidance may clear path for more technology patents

On January 4, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released new Patent Examiner Guidance (“the Guidance”) for subject matter eligibility.

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Mark Forscher

After leading design teams at Code and Theory, ABC News and Newsweek Digital, Mark Forscher retired his managerial hat and decided to start his own creative studio called Under After in 2008. His natu

Verified Expert Lawyer: Adam Zagaris

Adam Zagaris prides himself on being an outside general counsel who helps startups get day-to-day paperwork done efficiently and well — particularly when they are facing off against tough, bigger pa

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Character

Character is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year, and this SF-based branding and design agency has a lot to be proud of. Founded by Ben Pham, Tish Evangelista, and Rishi Shourie, Character h

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Red Antler

In 2007, Emily Heyward, JB Osborne, and Simon Endres began their own entrepreneurial journey and left their corporate jobs to start a brand design agency called Red Antler. They not only believed in t

Brand is more than meets the eye

This guest post is a part of our latest initiative to demystify design and find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who work with early-stage companies.

Should you hire an in-house designer or a contractor?

This post is a part of our latest initiative to demystify design and find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who work with early-stage companies.

Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws

Three keys to cultivating an effective product development culture

This guest post is a part of our latest initiative to demystify design and find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who work with early-stage companies.
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