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Daniel Chait, Greenhouse

What is your most valuable piece of advice for new startups?Don't buy a tool if you don't have a tool problem. Before I know what I'm trying to accomplish, or what processes I need to establish, the last thing I want to do is buy a tool and put in place a new system. That makes it way harder to change in the future. Until we know if something is a good idea for us, I'd rather proceed slowly, see if it's the right fit for us, and then automate and ramp up later. Once y...

Stacknotes on Fundraising Advice from the Experts

At our most recent panel, we were lucky enough to be joined by some of the brightest stars of the New York tech and VC community. They shared their insights on entrepreneurs' most pressing fundraising questions.<span data-sumome-listbuilder-embed-id="47a6aae07074072e7be109a4ce393881c46c071b2c1535f3ca2624b4b3e105a5"></span>The dialogue among our panelists and with the audience was rich and informative. The night was chock-full of tidbits regarding the ins and outs of...

Startup Founders' Best Fundraising Advice

Raising venture money is one of the biggest pain points entrepreneurs face. From making the right connections, to valuing your company strategically, to deciding exactly when it’s smart to even look for funding, to navigating the discussions with investors ... the experience can be overwhelming.  So we decided to tap the smartest founders we know for their advice. In addition to assembling a panel discussion about raising VC money, we asked founders in the Stacklist community for t...

Key Takeaways: Building an MVP in NYC

Our event last Thursday brought us back to our strictly-tech roots. We chatted with the founders of some of New York City’s most exciting tech companies to learn how they built their companies from the ground up. Hitting every phase from prototyping to user-testing our panelists all agreed that passion was the number one thing that drove their projects. At this event we heard from:Dennis Mortensen, CEO and Founder of x.ai. x.ai is an innovative AI company that delivers a virtual persona...

Our Favorite Tools for Building an MVP

Startups begin with a great idea. Typically, founders believe their new idea will change the market and provide a new value to customers. Taking the time to build a perfected product seems like a sensible goal, but really it is smarter and more cost-effective to build an MVP first. A minimum viable product is the most basic iteration of an idea, while still containing the core functionalities that are central to its value to others. An MVP will help you gauge interest in your concept, ob...

Panel Review: Key Takeaways for Growing a Startup in the Services Space

We hosted our 4th Stacklist event this week, with an illustrious group of founders who are all building some of the most exciting service-based startups in the US. All three businesses rely heavily on technology but ultimately attribute their success to being able to offer a superior experience that feels personal to every customer. At this event we got to hear from:   Nikki Robinson, CEO and founder of NOMI Beauty. NOMI is bringing the style and luxury of New York’s finest sa...

Uber for X: 10 of Our Favorite Startups for On-Demand Services

As we prepare for our event Experience as Product: Startups in the Service Space, we're increasingly impressed with how entrepreneurs are leveraging technology in new ways to drastically increase the availability of services. These service companies tend to operate at the confluence of marketplace models, location technology, peer-to-peer technology and gig economy popularity. Nearly all identify as technology companies that scale. Perhaps what is most impressive is that these start...

Tapping Into the Wisdom of Teams

This article is written by Adam Siegel. Adam is the Founder of Cultivate Labs, a Chicago-based startup focusing on innovative ways to use crowdsourcing inside companies to improve how decisions are made.All of us are biased in some way, inevitably leading to very bad decisions at one point or another. We also have weaknesses, whether it’s a lack of expertise in a certain area or an inability to handle certain situations better than others. It’s partially why we hire people: t...

New Tools Roundup #13

Every day we heard about new tools from founders sharing their stacklists. We like to roundup and highlight our favorites for other entrepreneurs and founders to check out. This week some of our favorites include tools for all parts of marketing! For social media, email, content, and communicating, here's this week's roundup.Meet EdgarThe social media queue that fills itself“Meet Edgar is a really cool tool to post social media content... With Buffer, you have to create a queu...