• The Habit Behind This Founder’s Fast Financings, Product Development and Book Deal September 19, 2017 8:18 pm
    MissionU CEO Adam Braun has a habit that's helped him get term sheets in weeks, launch products and pen a bestseller. Here's an inside look at the practice that guides him. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Here's Why Zola Cherishes its NPS Detractors as Much as its Promoters September 14, 2017 12:53 am
    Zola CEO and co-founder Shan-Lyn Ma's commitment to customer satisfaction goes back beyond her time at Gilt and Chloe + Isabel. But at Zola, her team and she have really zeroed in on NPS detractors — and discovered how much they can drive growth. Here's how. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • A New Approach to People Ops That Puts Employee Experience First September 12, 2017 3:56 pm
    Patreon's Lucia Guillory is pioneering a new approach to People Ops that creates an end-to-end employee experience AND scales. Early-stage startups take heed. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Counterintuitive Comp Tips for the Unwary and Uninitiated September 7, 2017 12:31 am
    Facebook, Linden Lab and Reddit veteran bethanye Blount is on a mission to help startups ensure that the story their comp practices are telling is the right one. Here's how you'll know. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Our 6 Must Reads to Make Self-Care Your Competitive Advantage August 29, 2017 3:41 pm
    Too many of us abandon healthy habits in order to work more. But the most successful among us know that self-care is a secret weapon to get more done better. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • ‘Pitch the Immeasurable’ and Other Leadership Tips August 21, 2017 6:23 pm
    It's not easy making the transition from manager to executive. One Medical VP Marketing Vanessa Hope Schneider shares the lessons she leans on from her marketing, PR and publishing days that have helped her become a better leader. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • The Don’ts That Turned Alexis Ohanian into the Leader He Is Today August 15, 2017 4:00 pm
    Alexis Ohanian is back at Reddit and excited to pick up where he left off. As he starts this new chapter, he's looking back at the things he DIDN'T do that made all the difference. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Track and Facilitate Your Engineers’ Flow States In This Simple Way July 31, 2017 10:06 pm
    Cynthia Maxwell has led engineering teams at Slack, Apple, Yahoo! and Pinterest. Here's the management framework that's become one of the most powerful resources in her toolkit. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Our 6 Must Reads on Content Marketing July 27, 2017 2:42 pm
    Exceptional content marketing — and its accompanying, loyal audience — takes time to build. Here are six tips to help you start creating resonant and enduring content today. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • This Matrix Helps Growing Teams Make Great Decisions July 25, 2017 4:01 pm
    As CTO of Flatiron Health, Gil Shklarski has had to keep a rapidly-growing technical team aligned through many tough decisions. This is the framework that works every time. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Our 6 Must Reads for Scaling Yourself as a Leader July 20, 2017 4:08 pm
    To succeed in tech, you have to grow not just your skills, but also your energy, your time management, and your approach to work. This is a good place to start. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • The Tenets of A/B Testing from Duolingo’s Master Growth Hacker July 17, 2017 9:36 pm
    Duolingo VP Gina Gotthilf has overseen the company's growth as it exploded from 3 million to 200 million users. One tool that's fueled this ascent? A/B Testing. Read on to learn from her favorite tests. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Our 6 Must Reads if You’re at a Startup With 30+ People July 13, 2017 8:16 am
    Startups are always evolving, but something transforms them between 30-50 employees. Here's what the Review's experts have to say about navigating that particular inflection point more smoothly. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Making Engineering Team Communication Clearer, Faster, Better July 11, 2017 2:35 pm
    Derek Parham specializes turning engineers into great communicators. Here's the framework he used to do it at both Google and on the Hillary Clinton campaign. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Atlassian Boosted Its Female Technical Hires By 80% — Here’s How July 6, 2017 4:32 am
    As a diversity and inclusion leader, Aubrey Blanche is all about experiments backed up by research and data. Here, she shares what's worked and what hasn't at Atlassian. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Our 6 Must Reads On Pricing a Product June 29, 2017 1:06 am
    Too often pricing comes at price. That's why we assembled some of most insightful advice on pricing products from the Review archives, so you've got what you need in one place. Dive in! Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Box’s VP Engineering on Biohacks For A Better Career June 27, 2017 6:28 am
    If your morning or nightly routine sounds about as far removed from your work life as you can get, think again. Biohacks, from blue-light blocking glasses to morning sessions in a sauna, add up — and can help you navigate not just your job, but a long, productive career. Box's VP Engineering Tomas Barreto shares how. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Our 6 Must Reads If You're Hiring a Product Manager June 22, 2017 4:05 pm
    Over the years, we've collected a trove of advice on how to hire the best product professionals. Now, we want to package it all together so you can get smart and take action fast. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • To Grow Faster, Hit Pause — and Ask These Questions from Stripe’s COO June 20, 2017 4:15 pm
    Claire Hughes Johnson is the woman overseeing Stripe's rocketship ascent. Here, she shares a list of questions that any startup can use to guide hyper-growth. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • The Best Advice We Overheard at First Round's CTO Unconference June 14, 2017 10:48 pm
    Our second annual CTO Unconference brought together 160+ of the sharpest technical leaders we know. Here's a rundown of some of the best tactics we heard them share. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • A Field Guide to Identifying and Integrating Independent Board Members June 12, 2017 10:13 pm
    Amazon veteran Michelle Wilson serves as an independent board member for Pinterest, Okta and Zendesk. From how to find independent board members to when to bring them on, here's what she tells startups that ask about this critical board role. Continue reading at First Round Review »
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