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Transportation

San Francisco

E-Bike Startups Are Opening the Door to Entry-Level Transportation

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The e-bike community is booming around the world. Navigant expects around 35 million e-bikes to be purchased this year. In comparison, electric vehicles currently account for about 1 percent of all vehicle sales around the globe, with about 1.15 million units to be produced …

Psychology

San Francisco

Investor Rejection Is Going to Happen. Here’s How to Deal With it.

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

You have done all of your homework, researched the investor you are pitching, properly prepared your financials, and perfected your presentation. Most importantly, you landed a coveted meeting with your target investor. After the meeting is over, the unthinkable …

Announcements

San Francisco

The Startup of the Year 2018 Application Is Open

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Since 2006, the Startup of the Year competition has been showcasing early-stage startups in a way that only we can. Our excitement and zeal for these budding entrepreneurs is unparalleled across the industry, as is evident from the success the companies involved have …

Culture

San Francisco

Buffer Reaffirms Salary Transparency, Benchmarks Cost of Living

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This week Buffer, the social media management platform, reaffirmed their dedication to being a transparent organization and along with it fully public salary information on every employee. While this in itself is not news, the company has shared their salary details for the …

HR and Recruiting

San Francisco

5 Cheap HR Tools to Help You Hire the Right Team

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? In the startup community, we’re seeing a parade of underdog disruptors trying to change the way people work and live. And while we as consumers benefit from disruptive innovation and the competition it brings, we also love…

Trends

San Francisco

Startups Go Old School With Retro, Artisanal Influences

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When was the last time you saw a lava lamp or a pinball machine? If you haven’t spotted one in a while, keep your eyes open because they could be making a comeback, thanks to the retro influences of startup culture. Drawing on classic…

Social Networking

San Francisco

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Introductions

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

I only met Ron Conway once. He was an early investor in Datahug and when I met him it was at his home in San Francisco. This was not your normal investor meeting. It was all about introductions and understanding who I wanted to…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

Add a Layer of Protection to Your iPhone X

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you were one of the individuals that snagged the iPhone X, then you are fully aware that this device is one of the most fragile smartphones on the market to date. And you also know, the cost of getting your glass repaired is…

Ecosystems

San Francisco

The 5 Biggest Tech Scandals of 2017

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

2017’s rapid-fire news cycle took plenty by surprise. The tech world, with its massive corporations, powerful leaders, and huge influence over the world’s population, certainly didn’t lack for it’s share of newsworthy scandals. Now, thanks to a survey …

Books

San Francisco

Sarah Lacy on Benevolent Sexism and You

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Over the past several months we’ve seen dozens of men in power, across various industries, facing the ramifications of their predatory behavior.  The timeliness the new book by Pando founder Sarah Lacy titled, A UTERUS IS A FEATURE, NOT A BUG: The Working Woman’s …

Healthy Entrepreneur

San Francisco

The Quarter-Life Crisis Is Another Thing to Worry About Now, I Guess

By | Nov 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

Are you between the ages of 25 to 33? Congrats, you’re at risk. The quarter-life crisis is, perhaps unsurprisingly to anyone following the news this year, a thing now. Anxiety about the future is sky high among the younger crowd, including millennials and Gen…

Mobile

San Francisco

There’s Nothing Cheap About Developing a Good App

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Why is app development so expensive? I get this question a lot, and it often comes from a shell-shocked CEO or CIO who discovers his five-figure-budget project ends up being six or even seven figures. That’s crazy. The easiest explanation to the question is…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Cyber Security, Car Care, and Reducing Grunt Work

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With the new iPhone X, biometric security was taken to the next level with FaceID to protect one’s personal and banking information. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found an affordable…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

This Backpack Traveled Over 100,000 Miles With Me

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

I’ve been on a quest over the last decade to find a laptop backpack that offers comfort, style, durability, and function. I’ve gone through a dozen laptop backpacks over the years, from Timbuk2 to Kenneth Cole to North Face to Encase to Hurley and a…