Apple AirTags UX teardown: The trade-off between privacy and user experience

Apple’s location devices — called AirTags — have been out for more than a month now. The initial impressions were good, but as we concluded back in April: “It will be interesting to see these play out once AirTags are out getting lost in the wild.” That’s exactly what our resident UX analyst, Peter Ramsey, […]

The demise of browser cookies could create a Golden Age of digital marketing

Hunter Jensen Contributor Depending on whom you ask, the digital advertising industry is either counting down the minutes to doomsday or entering an exciting new era for engaging with consumers. Apple’s iOS 14.5 update — which effectively ends automatic opt-ins to online tracking and data collection — is finally at hand, and Google aims to […]

Nuclear waste recycling is a critical avenue of energy innovation

Tristan Abbey Contributor Tristan Abbey is president of Comarus Analytics LLC. He served as senior policy adviser at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and as director for strategic planning at the National Security Council. No single question bedevils American energy and environmental policy more than nuclear waste. No, not even a […]

What SOSV’s Climate Tech 100 tells founders about investors in the space

Meghan Hind Contributor Meghan Hind is an operations analyst for SOSV. Her role includes gathering and analysing data on SOSV portfolio companies and syndicate investors, managing the funds’ databases and CRM, and reporting SOSV’s quarterly investments to external data providers. On Earth Day, April 22, SOSV published the SOSV Climate Tech 100, a list of […]

Founders must show investors that sustainability is more than lip service

Todd Klein Contributor Todd Klein is a partner at Revolution Growth, a VC fund that invests in growth-stage companies. During his 20-year career, Todd has been involved in financing and building over 150 venture and growth-stage companies in the media, consumer, technology, education and healthcare sectors. Ending years of debates over environmental sustainability, the United […]

For SaaS startups, differentiation is an iterative process

Jason VandeBoom Contributor Jason VandeBoom is founder and CEO of ActiveCampaign, a customer experience automation (CXA) company. Software as a service has been thriving as a sector for years, but it has gone into overdrive in the past year as businesses responded to the pandemic by speeding up the migration of important functions to the […]

3 lessons we learned after raising $6.3M from 50 investors

Henry Shapiro Contributor Henry Shapiro is the co-founder of Reclaim.ai, an intelligent calendar assistant platform used daily by over 4,000 companies. Prior to founding Reclaim, Henry led product and marketing at New Relic. It was August 2019, and the fundraising process was not going well. My co-founder and I had left our product management jobs […]

How to win consulting, board and deal roles with PE and VC funds

David Teten Contributor More posts by this contributor 5 innovative fundraising methods for emerging VCs and PEs How to attract large investors to your direct investing platform Paulina Symala Contributor Would you like to work with private equity and venture capital funds? There are relatively few jobs directly inside private equity and venture capital funds, […]

Dear Sophie: How does International Entrepreneur Parole work for startup founder immigration?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How does International Entrepreneur […]

4 proven approaches to CX strategy that make customers feel loved

Rebecca Liu-Doyle Contributor Rebecca Liu-Doyle is principal at Insight Partners, a global private equity and venture capital firm. Her focus areas include high-growth software, marketplaces, and consumer internet. Customers have been “experiencing” business since the ancient Romans browsed the Forum for produce, pottery and leather goods. But digitization has radically recalibrated the buyer-seller dynamic, fueling […]