startup mixologyThese resources are a companion to Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. Startup Mixology explains the ingredients of winning entrepreneurship through the stories of companies like MakerBot, WordPress, Zappos, and Basecamp. You’ll also discover the harsh reality of starting up and how to stay sane and happy with moments of celebration. If you haven’t already, get the book here!





LinkedIn Premium: Search for candidates and send InMail to them, even if you’re not connected.

AngelList Candidates: Browse candidates who are interested in startups.

Spark Hire: Interview candidates via recorded and live video interviews.

Ongig: Post job ads with video, social media, and commenting.

Zao: Get more referrals for your company’s jobs by offering rewards to anyone in your network (not just employees).

1-Page: Connects companies with employees through one-page proposals.

Ascendify: A comprehensive platform for recruiting tools, including social, referrals, and analytics.


TINYpulse: An anonymous survey sent to employees weekly asking a question of your choice, like “How likely are you to still be working here in a year?” or “How happy are you at work?”

Niko Niko: A survey tool for tracking your team’s mood, engagement, and satisfaction.

YouEarnedIt: A tool that lets your team give points to fellow employees for good work, which they can spend on rewards.

AnyPerk: Company perks for $5 per employee per month.

Murmur by Culture Amp: An employee survey tool plus analytics and data visualization.

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