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Culture

Employee Engagement in Startups Begins with Your Values

Eww. Even those two words together make me cringe a little, right?

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Culture

People, Products, Profit – In That Order

One of my favorite books of all time is from the man, the myth, and the legend, Ben Horowitz and his hard-hitting “startup-building bible,” The Hard Thing About Hard Things.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this book since I bought it back in 2014! I keep it very, very close.

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Technology

Reimagining Chat

When we first launched our private beta to a select group of folks in October of last year we didn’t originally launch with Chat – we had yet to build it out and we weren’t entirely sure how to best implement this feature within the context of our unique community.

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Announcements

A Visual Retrospective: The SF YEN Retreat 2019

Where do we even begin?!

We had an unbelievable time hanging out with so many of you this past weekend! Starting with the Escape Room and then a full day of workshops, community, fun, and so much food (h/t James)!

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Culture

What the Insiders Know

When a new thing forms it has nothing but raw, pure, and untapped potential.

The excitement around it is palpable – it’s as if everyone knows that the distance between success and failure, life and death of the project is, pixel-deep. Will it survive or will it die?

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Technology

Our Final Landing Page: Moon Bound

If you’ve been following us for some time then you already know that we’ve iterated on our landing page a handful of times already! Here are the previous versions that we’ve used in the past:

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Culture

Getting to Know: John Saddington

Continuing our series of “Getting to Know” with our team, where team members answer five questions. Check out previous posts on James, Su, and Peter!

This week, we have John.

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Technology

Comment Redesign: Building (and Imitating) Real Life

With the recent release of Bronze Chicken we’ve been able to take a bit of a step back and start thinking holistically about every part of the product, from the front-end design to the fundamental architecture upon which we build.

Nothing is sacred, especially in early-stage software companies!

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Technology

The “Bronze Chicken” is Here! 🥉🐔

We’re excited to announce our latest update and patch to our Private Beta is now live (using this name generator as inspiration)!

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Culture

Team Alignment is a Never-Ending Battle for Startups: Embrace It

An exciting part of company building is actually building the company! That is to say, building, from scratch, the organizational operating system that’ll power the way that you and your team works.