No company, no product, no problem: Video platform raises $2.3M by leveraging earlier success

Special Project founders CEO Sam Lucas (left) and Chief Technology Officer Paul Burton. The two met as undergraduates at Montana State University. (Special Project Photos) It’s not easy to raise more than $2 million in a pre-seed round without a minimally viable product, let alone when the team making the pitch is still in their … Read moreNo company, no product, no problem: Video platform raises $2.3M by leveraging earlier success

What’s different about hiring data scientists in 2020?

Michael Li Contributor   Tianhui Michael Li is founder of The Data Incubator, an eight-week fellowship to help PhDs and postdocs transition from academia into industry. Previously, he headed monetization data science at Foursquare and has worked at Google, Andreessen Horowitz, J.P. Morgan and D.E. Shaw. More posts by this contributor Five building blocks of … Read moreWhat’s different about hiring data scientists in 2020?

Madrona invests in $80M round for online document startup Coda, led by ex-Microsoft and YouTube director

Bay Area-based startup Coda raised a $80 million round led by Kleiner Perkins for its online document collaboration software. Founded in 2014 and led by Shishir Mehrotra, a former director at Microsoft and Google, Coda brings together documents, spreadsheets, and apps into one platform. It uses “building blocks,” templates, and customizable views, and also connects … Read moreMadrona invests in $80M round for online document startup Coda, led by ex-Microsoft and YouTube director

Founded in Seattle, fintech startup Routable raises $12M to streamline business payments

Routable CEO Omri Mor. Routable, a fintech startup with Seattle roots, came out of stealth mode this week and announced a $12 million Series A funding round. The 2-year-old company aims to address the pain points related to business invoices and payments by automating accounts payable and receivable processes. It is designed to involve finance, … Read moreFounded in Seattle, fintech startup Routable raises $12M to streamline business payments

PROBLEM-SOLUTION FIT: THE FIRST MILESTONE FOR YOUR STARTUP

From the website : foundersfoundation. deThe story is written by BY GRAHAM HORTON AND JANA GÖRS The most common mistake first-time founders make is to develop a product for which there is no market demand. Problem-Solution Fit is the component of the Lean Startup approach that helps founders to avoid building a “solution for which … Read morePROBLEM-SOLUTION FIT: THE FIRST MILESTONE FOR YOUR STARTUP

Conversational analytics are about to change customer experiences forever

Evan Kohn Contributor   A digital marketing and customer experience leader, Evan Kohn is chief business officer at Pypestream, where he created PypePro, an AI onboarding methodology used by Fortune 500 firms. Companies have long relied on web analytics data like click rates, page views and session lengths to gain customer behavior insights.This method looks … Read moreConversational analytics are about to change customer experiences forever