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Okra AI is helping foster kids find stable homes

8 Feb , 2019  

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How to manage the stress of building a great startup

8 Feb , 2019  

It seems we are more aware than ever of how our mental health needs to be taken as seriously as our physical health. Read more

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The Incredible Rise and Fall of China’s Bike Firm Ofo

6 Feb , 2019  

There are bad tech businesses and very bad ones. And then there is Ofo. At the height of its growth in late 2017, the bicycle-rental startup had trucks driving around cities across China, dropping off brand-new yellow bikes continuously throughout the day for customers to use. Read more

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An oral history of “Silicon” Roundabout

4 Feb , 2019  

Perhaps no property in Old Street shows how much the area has changed as the new White Collar Factory building on the roundabout itself. The building hosts companies like Adobe, Box. Read more

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Creating a Winning Talent Pipeline for your Startup

1 Feb , 2019  

Your company has three basic choices when it comes to creating a winning Talent pipeline: your own in-house recruiter, an embedded 3rd party recruiter or an external headhunter. This masterclass brought together exponents from all three to talk about the pros and cons of each approach. Read more

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The Magic Of Marketplace Expansion Playbooks

30 Jan , 2019  

Editor’s note: Mike Townsend is the founder of HomeHero. Since the early days at Flowtab and now HomeHero, it had long been an assumption that our city-by-city expansion would be driven by an illustrious detailed playbook. Read more

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Our 6 Must Reads for Hiring Tactics that Break the Mold

30 Jan , 2019  

The beginning of every year unleashes a frenetic rush of activity, from wrapping up performance reviews to finalizing budgets to starting on those plans for the quarters to come. Read more

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Why VCs and founders should raise on more realistic valuations

27 Jan , 2019  

This is an incredible time to be an entrepreneur. The venture capital industry is investing record amounts and it’s no coincidence that the five most valuable companies in the world started life as venture-backed startups. Read more

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Using data to shorten VC learning cycles

27 Jan , 2019  

Max Niederhofer recently wrote a very thoughtful piece reflecting on the psychology of venture capital called “Fear and loathing in Venture Capital”. Read more

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How to win the fight of value vs price

23 Jan , 2019  

At Forward Partners we run regular Brown Bag Lunches – events that bring our portfolio founders together around specific topics led by industry experts. Read more