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New Tools Roundup 7/13

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, HR tools, business intelligence/analytics tools and, more.

Business Intelligence/Analytics


“We use ChartMogul for all visualization of our data and how much money we’re making.”

-Russ Heddleston, Co-founder and CEO of DocSend

ChartMogul calculates and displays only the metrics you need to measure and truly understand your subscription business. ChartMogul enables you to take a deep dive into you business metrics and discover powerful insights on what powers your business. It will also send you an email when new business trends emerge, so you’re never out of the loop when it comes to your startup.

When you’re running a startup, things can get a little hectic. One rule holds true though: you need to know what’s going on all the time. ChartMogul helps you achieve that end by giving you powerful metric to measure such things as revenue and customer value.

Email Marketing


“Litmus double checks to make sure that our emails look great on all platforms.”

-Vlad Magdalin, Co-founder and CEO of Webflow

Litmus provides tools and analytics to help users quickly and easily build, test, troubleshoot and optimize every email campaign. Build your email in their web-based editor and get instant previews in 50+ email clients as you go. Every change you make updates your previews in real time, so you can build and troubleshoot faster than ever before.

When you’re a startup engaging in email marketing, you need to make sure that your campaigns look good across interfaces. Litmus enables you to do that by letting you preview how your campaigns appear, so you know you are sending out something engaging and visually stimulating.

Human Resources


“We recently added Bamboo to our suite of HR tools–it helps us on-board new hires, track our balance of FTE’s and contractors and helps us manage performance. Bamboo is a wonderful cloud-based service; we are just beginning to utilize its capabilities.”

-Shanon Marks, President of MU/DAI

BambooHR is marketed towards small to mid sized businesses, perfect for startups! BambooHR’s applicant tracking software helps you keep up with a competitive job market and improve candidate experiences. Post to job boards, easily filter and rate candidates, and leave comments for collaborators. BambooHR consolidates all of your employee information from all of your locations into a single view. You can then access, control, sort, analyze, and take action on the data instantly-from your office, the road, or home.

If you’re in the early stages of your business, BambooHR could save you a lot of time with hiring and onboarding. Being the great company we know you are, BambooHR can help you sort through the plethora of potential employees trying to join your team.

Office Space

Managed by Q

“Managed by Q is labor on demand. They are vetted and very professional. Everything they do is branded and ensured. They manage our cleaning and other incidental things.”

-Vlad Magdalin, Co-founder and CEO of Webflow

Managed by Q runs your office for you, usurping the traditional role of office administrative assistant, as well as a cleaning service. They’ll fold t-shirts for you, reorder toilet paper, and make sure your office is neat and tidy. Managed by Q is a great way to keep your office in tip-top shape.

For startups, a lot of the time you don’t have the bandwidth or money to have a cleaning service, administrative assistant, and general office staff. Managed by Q outsources all of that for you with a simple iPad, so you don’t have to worry about any of it and can get back to work.



“Assistant.to allows people I’m in conversation with to book meetings when I have availability. It integrates with Gmail and is free.”

-John Rushworth, Co-founder and CEO of BottlesTonight

Book meetings with one email. No back and forth. No double bookings. And it’s free! Assistant.to continually monitors your availability and will work with your recipient to find a commonly available time. It also remembers your most common meeting locations and availability, so you can schedule a meeting in seconds.

Assistant.to is a great virtual assistant that helps you schedule your meeting without all the hassle. It will check when you’re free and match with the person you’re having a meeting with. This is a great tool to cut out time you could be spending building your startup.

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