It's been hinted at time and again that MBAs don't quite measure up to engineering degrees in the startup world. Now there's data to back up that claim.
In a report out by Identified, a startup that pulls Facebook data to track employment trends, the difference isn't seen in the undergrad degrees. The spit happens in graduate school.
Brad Stadler has been a tech recruiter at the executive search firm he founded, True , for more than 10 years. He tells TechCrunch's Danny Crichton that he's seeing some crazy startup recruitment strategies that resemble 1999.
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
I don’t know if I’d be able to have the authority to do that job,Another consideration: Instagram has already gone through an explosive period of growth and despite testing a few ads, it doesn't seem fully ready to launch its monetization efforts. This makes it unclear what impact a new head of Instagram could actually make.
Alibaba, the e-commerce giant out of China, made its Wall Street debut on Friday. It was the biggest initial public offering of all time.Alibaba raised a whopping $29.7 billion for its IPO, easily topping the previous record holder, Visa, which raised $17.9 billion in 2008.The IPO was initially priced at $68 per share with a market value of $168 billion.
The round valued the New York-based company, which helps businesses manage local listings and ad campaigns across the web, at $525 million. CEO Howard Lerman told Business Insider then that his company has more than 300,000 customers. Its revenue grew 62% last year, from $34 million in 2013 to more than $55 million in 2014.
Next week, a Boston-based tech company called HubSpot plans to raise ~$100 million in an inital public offering on the New York stock exchange. Hubspot is a software-as-a-service company, which means it makes software that companies subscribe to, rather than simply buy and install. The software it makes is marketing software for small to medium-sized business.
At only 27-years-old, Tracy Chou, has established herself as one of the top engineers in Silicon Valley.Chou “can now do with a line of code what a master brain surgeon can do with a rongeur,” Nathan Heller writes inVogue.But her fate as a star programmer was not sealed from the beginning.
Google, like many tech companies, is a man’s world, Farhad Manjoo reports.Started by a pair of men, its executive team is overwhelmingly male, and its work force is dominated by men. Over all, seven out of 10 people who work at Google are male.Men make up 83 percent of Google’s engineering employees and 79 percent of its managers.
EPS is $0.37, up 5% on a year-over-year basis, but below expectations of $0.38.Our top priority is revenue growth and by that measure, we are not satisfied with our Q2 results ... we need to work faster to ameliorate the negative trends."While search and mobile advertising grew, display advertising on the desktop declined.The stock was up 2% when the release first hit.
calculated daily company returns for each CEO from the first day that he or she took office through April 30, 2014.the increasingly controversial degree Some fascinating trends emerged. MBAs are still a badge of honor — 29 of the top 100 have the increasingly controversial degree . Engineers make good bosses, as shown by the fact that 24 have an undergrad or grad degree in engineering.
created a make-believe cult of objective meritocracy, a pseudo-scientific mythos to obscure and reinforce the belief that only people who look and talk like us are worth noticingThe next major thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt is its own culture, states programmer and former Facebook engineer Carlos Bueno. What's wrong with it? "The problem is that Silicon Valley has ... ," Bueno writes.
Instagram now has over 200 million users. The one thing that people keep asking its founder and CEO Kevin Systrom about that is: Did he sell too soon to Facebook and for too little money? Short answer: If he could have predicted the future and he was interested in making more money, then yes, maybe he sold too soon.
When Todd McKinnon first joined Salesforce.com in 2003, his engineering team had 15 people. By 2009, it had grown to 250 engineers.McKinnon loved his Salesforce job. He was senior VP of engineering, and was considered one of the proteges of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff. But McKinnon saw a huge business opportunity in cloud password management that he couldn’t pass up.
When it comes to the gender and ethnic diversity of its work force, Facebook‘s record is on par with the rest of Silicon Valley. It’s overwhelmingly male, white and Asian. And white men dominate the management ranks.The social networking company, which has about 1.
Earlier this year,Tinderco-founder Whitney Wolfe left the company after launching asexual harassment lawsuitagainst her colleagues. One of the allegations leveled was that co-founder Justin Mateen stripped her of her credit because her age and gender would harm the company's brand.
Facebook has long been a place to go online to get a brief respite from your digital work for a look at baby photos, friends’ status updates or anything other than a computer screen filled with Excel spreadsheets.Soon, Facebook will want you to take your work there, too.
As we all know by now, the tech industry is overwhelmingly male. And when it comes to women entrepreneurs running VC-backed startups, the numbers are even more abysmal. While about half the small businesses in the U.S. are founded by women, in the tech industry women founders represent less than 7% of startups that get VC funding, according to research from MIT.