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A lot of tech companies host hackathons. Not that many host hack weeks. But that’s exactly what Austin-based social marketing company Spredfast did earlier this month, and I was lucky enough to be there to witness what happens when you tell your entire company to stop what they’re doing, you yank them out of their […]

How IBM and Cisco are Leading the Pack Little by little, companies have been improving and creating technologies that give employees the luxury of ditching their office chairs and working on the move. These companies have quickly built traction, but the need for additional technology and resources in this industry has gone unnoticed. So when […]

In today’s frothy startup world — one in which valuation conversations seem to be increasingly reaching into the hundreds of millions or billions of dollars — many experienced VCs and founders have begun to question the factors driving entrepreneurs’ motivations when they raise outside capital. Should they be trying to achieve the highest valuation? Retain […]

The transition from the startup to the expansion stage often signals significant changes across the entirety of an organization, and the board room is no exception. By this point many software companies have accepted a round (or two) of venture capital or outside financing, and that invariably leads to the Board of Directors becoming a […]