• July 30, 2014
FD Word Cloud

"My first real job out of college was as the first non-founding engineer at POPSUGAR, which was called "Sugar, Inc." at the time. It wasn't until years later that I understood how lucky I was that my "introduction" to Silicon Valley was as an early employee at a quickly-growing startup with an amazing founding team. The biggest reason was that...

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  • July 25, 2014
motivate logo

Jeremy Kreitler and Steven Au are FounderDating members who successfully matched and founded Motiv8 together because they are passionate about helping people lead healthier lives. Previously, Jeremy was the Director of Product Management for Yahoo Maps between 2002 and 2008. He was also the VP & GM of Mobile for Lonely Planet as well as the VP of Mobile...

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  • July 23, 2014
Stress

As entrepreneurs, we’re often caught in a bind trying to prioritize between our personal health and the needs of companies that would fall apart without us and visions we’re deeply devoted to. When in a work crunch, it’s hard to justify taking time for oneself. But if we continue to push ourselves to the bottom of our own to-do list,...

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  • July 16, 2014
Top Entrepreneurial Schools Collage

A little over six months ago we published a list of the most entrepreneurial company alumni networks and ever since it’s prompted questions around other rankings, in particular, universities/colleges, that are producing entrepreneurially minded graduates. This isn’t a list of the schools that have the most people on LinkedIn with “entrepreneur” in their title or other backward looking metrics. Rather,...

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  • July 10, 2014
Now_Hiring

By far the hardest and most exasperating part of launching a successful startup is recruiting an all-star team. That said, I seem to have cracked the code and lived to tell. So in the interest of helping others recruit exceptional early teams, I’m going to document here how I did it. It is part art and part science, but...

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