Author Archives: Keith Cline


5 Tips to Recruit a Star Candidate

You know the scenario: You have a mission-critical position open at your company, and the right candidate has been impossible to find. You might be looking for the head of product with specific industry experience, the sales person who blows … Read the entry


Hiring Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

You’re a first-time entrepreneur. You have an idea that will change the world and you have been fortunate to find an investor to fund it. Now you’re faced with your biggest challenge yet. How are you going to recruit people … Read the entry

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The Truth About Your Next Hire

Checking references is a normal part of the hiring process.  Although they are meaningful, it is unlikely that a candidate is going to give you a set of references that don’t speak highly about their performance.  So, you ultimately need … Read the entry

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Why Your Start-up Needs an Engineering Blog

As a tech startup, you’ll need all the help you can get to attract software engineers and web developer talent. You need to somehow differentiate yourself from all the other companies out there looking to hire the same profile, not … Read the entry


StyleFeeder – a “lean” success story

Philip Jacob wrote an interesting blog post recently called StyleFeeder: a retrospective.  Philip was the Founder & CTO of StyleFeeder, which was funded by Highland Capital Partners & Schooner Capital.  StyleFeeder was acquired by Time, Inc. last year (Jan 2010). … Read the entry


Birchbox raises $10.5M!

I was very excited to see the news today about Birchbox raising a $10.5M Series A round of funding!  The funding was led by Accel Partners with First Round Capital, Harrison Metal, Forerunner Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Sam Lessin, Consigliere, Gary … Read the entry

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Welcome to our new website!

We are very excited about the launch of our new website, which was long…long overdue. Stay tuned as we will be blogging about different industry related topics. In the interim, if you need to contact us… feel free to send … Read the entry