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Funding

San Francisco

For SaaS Businesses, $3 Billion Might Be the New Marker of a Unicorn

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

The most recent collection of public companies in or orbiting the SaaS industry to offer an IPO are all worth $3 billion or close to that number. The coveted $1 billion valuation and the companies who earn it, termed “unicorns,” might be getting supplanted…

Software

5 Tips You’ll Need to Kickstart Your Own Successful SaaS Business

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

According to Gartner, the global SaaS market will grow by 20.1 percent in 2017, topping $46 billion. It’s no wonder there are so many articles related to building a SaaS business floating around the Internet these days! The question remains: how can you start…

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Programming education

How to Prepare Yourself For a Career in Big Data

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

Revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to be more than $203 billion by 2020 according to IDC – and this means more jobs in these areas. Large corporations such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and more, are investing heavily in acquiring…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Vet Your Ideas Before You Start Coding

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startups that often garner the most attention are working on consumer technology or other trendy areas like blockchain, fintech, biotech, etc. But innovation is happening in less-visible industries, as well. Spring Point Solutions is a perfect example. The Portland-based software developer is operating…

Dev & Design

How Your Undermanned Startup Could Outsource Development

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

Outsourcing has become a common practice for undermanned startups. By arranging contractual work with service providers across the globe, new companies are able to pursue growth opportunities more cost-effectively. Along with customer service, app development, and clerical work, web development is one of the…

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Dev & Design

5 Questions to Ask Before Outsourcing Your Code Overseas

By | Oct 4, 2017 at 9:20 am

If your startup is bootstrapping, you’re likely to be looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality. Depending on the nature of your business, using an outsourced development team might be the best solution to get your product built. However, outsourced teams can…

Programming education

Learn Python for Less Than $40

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

One of the most important programming languages in existence today is Python. It’s the versatile, easy-to-learn language that is used in everything from website development to self-driving cars. Python is not only one of Google’s preferred languages, but it’s also an extremely in-demand skill…

Security

Interview: How Paper Invoices Could Be the Weak Link in Your Security

By | Sep 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When any small business owner comes across news of an internet security breach at a major organization (which seems to be every week lately), one thought likely flits across their mind: Is my business secure? After all, the CEO of Equifax abruptly resigned today following the…

Dev & Design

Why Developers Are Using Crоѕѕ-Plаtfоrm Mоbіlе App Tech

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

Mobile app сrеаtоrѕ оftеn face the dіlеmmа of choosing the рlаtfоrm or tесhnоlоgу. Obviously, everyone wants tо get thе most out of thе fеаturеѕ and functions at thе lеаѕt роѕѕіblе соѕt. However, it іѕ not thаt easy as оnе hаѕ tо trаdе оff a…

Coding

Here’s How To Become A Professional Coder On Your Own Time

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

Coding is a broad term, an ever-developing conglomeration of processes involving designing, scripting, testing, debugging/troubleshooting, maintaining the source code of computer programs, and a litany of other steps. With dozens of tools and techniques available to coders, it can be difficult to figure where…

Hardware

Las Vegas

This Startup Makes IoT Prototyping Easy

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Daniel Price and Daniel DeLaveaga made an offbeat pitch to the first employees of Breadware, the young company whose IoT prototyping kits began catching on this summer. The company didn’t offer great salaries to those early employees, but they could have free room and…

Business

Denver

SaaS Companies Need to Eventually Consider An Enterprise Approach

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re just starting out as a SaaS company, every little thing you do matters. You’ll pursue deals that you wouldn’t even consider a few years down the line, and you’ll do absolutely everything you can to cater to the few customers you have….

Inspiration

Austin

How This Man Saved His Family By Learning to Code

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

There came a time when piecing together gigs as a musician and freelance photographer wasn’t cutting it anymore for Tosin Awofeso. He needed something he could count on, more of a steady paycheck so that he could take care of his partner Sophia and…

HR and Recruiting

San Francisco

How to Build an In-House Data Science Team From Scratch

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Technology tends to favor teams that have a firm grasp on data and analytics, and you can create one from scratch. At a recent tech conference I noticed two very clear patterns. First, the virtual/augmented reality economy is going to be as big as…

Entrepreneur

How Do Your Startup Churn Rates Measure Up to the Industry Standard?

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

Data insecurity can be a real problem in the startup world. If you’re a new entrepreneur, nothing is very clear. Is your growth rate good or bad? How fast should you spend that funding you worked so hard to raise? When do you need…

Healthy Entrepreneur

New York

Recess Labs Is Reinventing Time Away With Structured Sabbaticals

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

What if the best way to advance your career is to take some structured time off?  Welcome to the rise of the early-career gap year. The idea of taking a sabbatical to pursue personal and professional priorities on your own time is gaining steam….

Dev & Design

Boulder

3 Archetypes Found in Software Engineers

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

A colleague of mine recently shared a metaphor with me about two software engineer archetypes, “The Conjurer” and “The Scribe” The Scribe The Scribe is diligent and methodical; her code is clean and organized; she can describe each line’s purpose with perfect clarity; she…