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New Tools Roundup 7/7

We are always getting new tools recommended to us by founders, and we know it's hard to stay up to date with the latest and greatest. That's why we've put together this list featuring new email marketing tools, design tools, business intelligence/analytics tools and more. Business Intelligence/Analytics“Mattermark can be pretty powerful for prospecting companies. They have predictive analytics around which companies are raising, etc., which helps us target clients. Mattermark has been very us...

Virtual Assistants, Virtually Indispensable

Life would be so much easier if we all had assistants. Think about what we could be doing with the all time we allocate to tasks like scheduling meetings, prepping for meetings, booking flights, and keeping track of our calendars. The reality for startups is that, on one hand, the opportunity cost of time is tremendous and we need to let go of these distractions. But, on the other hand, a mistake in even the most tedious of tasks can be profoundly punishing. And on the third hand, there ...

Tools for Managing an Hourly Workforce

This piece originally began as a piece on food startups, what tools they used and why. We did some digging and found some great tool trends. And then it occurred to us that there was a very interesting and helpful story here, not just for startups in the food industry, but for any startups - in the food industry, other brick and mortar retail, delivery services or other like sectors - that employed hourly or part-time workers. So we thought to ourselves, “Stacklist.” “Y...

Tools For Note Taking in the 21st Century

If you are anything like us here at Stacklist, you use a lot of sticky notes, and I mean a lot of sticky notes. Whether it is to-do lists, brainstorming ideas, or drawings of martinis, sticky notes are a hallmark of our office – and if they are not of yours we highly recommend them.The importance of note taking cannot be understated. Taking notes not only helps you organize your own thoughts, but also enables better communication between you and your coworkers. Any way you look at ...

The Data on Co-Working Spaces

Here at Stacklist, we work in a co-working space called Alley NYC in Chelsea, and we are big fans. We have been here since January and have enjoyed the space itself, the community, the phone booths (where we conduct stacklist interviews) and some of the simpler things like cereal and excellent coffee.Those sentiments resonate with 39% of founders, who all told us in their stacklist interviews that their teams work out of coworking spaces like WeWork, Spark Labs (NYC), 1871 (Chicago)...

New Tools Roundup

We are always getting new tools recommended to us by founders, and we know it's hard to stay up to date with the latest and greatest. That's why we've put together this list featuring new analytics/marketing tools, sales tools, customer service tools and more.Customer ServiceSmoochA messaging platform for developers, apps, and businesses.“We use Smooch, and it’s pretty awesome… It really helps with conversion.”- John Rushworth, Co-founder & CEO of&n...

Stacklist's Hidden Gems

Startup founders who have interviewed with Stacklist have shared reviews on 1200 tools they consider critical to running their business. A handful of tools have considerable market share and appear in upwards of 30% of stacklists. You know them. They're the Slacks, Zendesks, and Hubspots of the word. Hats off to those leaders but this article is about the tools that are the hidden gems. They are promising and powerful tools that founders rave about - but, as yet, appear in <2% of...

4 Techniques (and 16 Apps) That'll Help You Conquer Email

You’ve probably heard of them: the companies who ban email. MT Online, a 36-person Latin American startup, got rid of internal email eight years ago—and hasn’t looked back since. Atos, a French communication company with more than 76,000 employees, took the same route in 2011. That same year, travel comparison site El Major Trato began its own email embargo. Putting the kibosh on internal email is pretty extreme. But it can also sound appealing; afte...

7 New Tools to Check Out

BI/AnalyticsChoozleChoozle blends the power of big data and real-time advertising into a simplified platform to fit every marketer.“Choozle lets you see who you’re really attracting to your site… It makes the insights and programmatics very accessible and simple to use.”- Jeff Ernst, Co-founder and CEO of Smync Content MarketingWebflowWebflow is a web design tool, CMS, and hosting platform in one, giving users the power to build responsive websites visually ...