Tag: startup

How to Start a FinTech Company

So, what is it specifically that differentiates these exceptional startups from the rest of the crowd? You might have observed that some of the words used to describe all of the listed products were?—?“simple” or

The Mall of Shame

The Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH is home to a million square feet of retail and contains 144 stores, restaurants, and kiosks. It’s by no means the nicest mall in the country, but

The Bare Minimum You Need for Your Business’s Website

There comes a time where most business owners may feel that an online presence will be needed to further grow their business, especially with B2C (Business-to-Customer) ventures. The problem is that a lot of business

What does it mean to be an Open Startup?

What is the Open Startup movement? And is it a good thing? Photo by Alexander Hafemann on Unsplash Declaring your company or product an Open Startup is becoming increasingly popular, but what does this mean? What is

Build a Data Strategy Before Hiring Data Minds

There are 2 kind of companies: 1. The ones aiming to be data-driven2. The ones being data-driven If You Are or If You Are Not There isn’t a unique correct path to become a data-driven company. The

Serverless and startups, the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Guest post by AWS Serverless Hero Slobodan Stojanovi?. Slobodan is the co-author of the book Serverless Applications with Node.js; CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio; and CTO of Vacation Tracker, a Slack-based, leave management app. Slobodan is excited with serverless because it allows him to build software faster and cheaper. He often writes […]

How to use online data to do market research

Market research can reduce the risks that entrepreneurs face when they want to build a new product. In this article I talk about some market research techniques I have found that answer some important market

2018 in review: 8 people in tech you need to follow

From blockchain to the media industry and beyond, these are some of the people that have shaped tech in 2018. The tech lists I usually see out there are very compartmentalized: most powerful in tech, women

15 Pro Tips for Your Startup Success

Are you starting a startup? Or perhaps you have built a startup and looking for the ways to make it successful. If so, you should know that scaling a startup is definitely no easy endeavor.

193 days, 1,482 emails, $590,000 dollars: Exposing the Nitty Gritty Details of our Seed Round

Last month we announced a new funding round for Tettra. I’ll admit, it feels really great to be able to tell the world that we closed more money. Especially after nearly going out of business

How to Grow a Product: A Beginner’s Guide

Every product team loves seeing the numbers go up and to the right. But how do you actually grow a product? Last year, I was lucky enough to take the Reforge Growth Series, an 8

Why vs. Why now

I recently read an article that said teams should ask “why now” instead of “why” when making large product and engineering decisions. It struck a chord. There is a cost associated with all things software

Breaking The Ice: A Crash Course In IPFS, Ethereum And Fat Protocols Of The Future

Organization is a necessity nowadays. We make long lists of items to buy, send detailed emails about our work, and spend hours on our phones. We like to stay one step ahead by being efficient.

What I learned from Having Worked for 3 Chinese Blockchain Startups

My hometown city of Changsha, home to China’s sixth Blockchain Industrial Park and first blockchain safety testing center. Getty images China is known for its tough stance on its domestic cryptocurrency market despite its positive tone

Stop measuring R&D planning VS execution. Start measuring team velocity

Most of you know me as a product person, but in the past year-and-a-half, I’ve been leading our R&D team @Bizzabo. Since taking the lead, I’ve searched for the best way to measure R&D team

Day 100?—?From Tech Lead to Product Manager, My Typical Day as a PM?

Photo by Tyler Franta on Unsplash The day to day different between product manager and technical lead really start to show as I embarked on the product manager journey. Before I moved, I am always curious

If You’re Making These 3 Mistakes, Your Company Has Bad Customer Service

I often wonder how people don’t get what great customer service looks like?—?in any business. Think about it. If you go into a restaurant and the host or hostess is on his or her phone,

Competing Against The Giants As An Alternative

Why should I use your product? I’m a web app developer and I love doing what I do. I code in a language that seems highly frowned upon, yet is one of the most powerful and

Why Programmers Don’t Like Meetings (share this with your manager)

Photo by Mariano Colombotto Imagine you are driving at full speed on an empty highway and then oops… You are hitting an hour-long traffic jam. Your 8 hours trip becomes 9 hours. How does it

Wanted: Managed Services for Murdering DevOps

The growth of managed services has provided the developers with cloud-based infrastructure management tools, thus making the DevOps teams obsolete for startups and small businesses. After the introduction of Agile methodology the developers, operations engineers,