How Nebia Launched a Water Movement

In a talk to Stanford’s graduating seniors DFJ Investor Heidi Roizen advised the students to leave space for good and random things to happen to them. I witnessed the insight come to life in Philip Winter and his team at Nebia as they pioneer a movement to change the way we experience and think about water.

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How Grovo Scaled Their Engineering Team From 8 to 30 People in Under a Year

There is a critical shift for every team when they transition from functioning like a family to operating like an organization. The turning point is a make it or break it for startups; Either you scale the mountain, or you crumble trying. Nick Narodny recently experienced this undercurrent at his company Grovo where he grew the five-year-old startup’s engineering team from eight to 30 individuals in 2015.

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The Values Directing Amino's Quest to Streamline Healthcare

As emerging businesses disrupt antiquated industries like healthcare and insurance revolutionary ideas will only prevail if their execution is precise, impactful, and driven by authentic values. Often, execution is a young startup’s most difficult challenge. In the words of Adam Liebman; “It’s what separates the best from the very good.”

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The Team Powering Klarna's American Charge

In a recent interview with Grovo Founder and CEO Jeff Fernandez, he exposed me to the “critical step, that starts and doesn’t stop, of recruiting, motivating, and retaining your executive team.” After having an in-depth conversation with Jeff, I was eager to learn how other organizations approach developing their senior team members.

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Inside Story: Rachel Shechtman's Living Lab

When Rachel Shechtman was a little girl, she’d beg her babysitter to spend just two more minutes in each store they visited. “Come here. Come here. Come here,” the six-year-old would say, pleading not to leave. “I have to show you something!” She never asked to buy what she saw. She simply wanted to share interesting products and tell stories about them.

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Kano Turns Makers into Stars

As I sit to write this article, I’m surrounded by four connected devices: Two laptops, a smartphone, and a tablet. There are five more in the adjacent room and five upstairs. A total of 13 for four people. Aside from basic functions like searching, and uploading we possess little ability to use them. Let alone a mild indication of how they work.

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