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Image courtesy of Gabi Menashe OpenView’s portfolio companies saw tremendous growth in employee headcount in 2014. Perhaps not coincidentally, several companies who did not previously have a formal parental leave policy have now put one in place. Over the course of the year, I received many requests asking what similarly-sized companies provide for their employees’ parental leave. […]

Image courtesy of Markus Spiske Editor’s note: A version of this post was originally published on Inc.com. The board meeting is coming up, and if you’re like most marketing leaders, you’re dreading it. Despite the fact that you’ve got some great marketing results to talk about, you can’t seem to stop playing an endless loop […]

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 […]

If your messaging is outdated, then your company’s relevancy in the marketplace might be, too. Don’t let a zombified value prop give your prospects the wrong impression. Every 3,000 miles or so, you pull your car into an auto repair shop, fork over $20, and watch as someone swaps out your car’s old oil with […]