talent

Wondering about getting a job at SpaceX? Elon Musk says innovation is the main criterion

In a wide-ranging discussion at the Air Warfare Symposium held by the U.S. Air Force, Elon Musk touched on some old and new themes, but one highlight of the discussion was the small window into hiring
The Plaid ‘mafia’ begins with John Whitfield joining student loan fintech startup Summer

The Plaid ‘mafia’ begins with John Whitfield joining student loan fintech startup Summer

So far this year, one of the most eye-popping startup exits has been Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of fintech data services platform Plaid. It’s a major exit in the white-hot fintech space, and
The Org nabs $8.5M led by Founders Fund to build a global database of company org charts

The Org nabs $8.5M led by Founders Fund to build a global database of company org charts

LinkedIn has cornered the market when it comes to putting your own professional profile online and using it to network for jobs, industry connections and professional development. But when it comes to
The number of Indians left waiting for an American green card skyrocketed in 2019

The number of Indians left waiting for an American green card skyrocketed in 2019

Nearly 7,000 applications were pending—almost 35 times the number in 2018.

Shutterstock founder and CEO Jon Oringer steps down after 16 years

It’s an end of an era, and you might just want to snap a photo and upload it for others to purchase. Jon Oringer, who founded New York City-based Shutterstock in 2003, announced today that he would be

Dear Sophie: My H-1B was renewed, but I’m getting laid off

"I need to stay in the United States because my wife has her own H-1B and a great job that she loves, we have a U.S. citizen baby and we bought a house last year."
Layoffs hit Flexport, another SoftBank-backed startup worth $3.2B

Layoffs hit Flexport, another SoftBank-backed startup worth $3.2B

Fearing weak fundraising options in the wake of the WeWork implosion, late-stage startups are tightening their belts. The latest is another Softbank-funded company, joining Zume Pizza (80 percent of

Europe risks squandering its global advantage in deep tech innovation

In order to prevent European academics-turned-founders from failing to capitalize on their innovation, we need to understand the factors behind their struggles so far.
Coinbase poaches Google Shopping VP as CPO for cryptocommerce

Coinbase poaches Google Shopping VP as CPO for cryptocommerce

“We’re trying to shift cryptocurrency from this speculative asset class to driving real-world utility,” Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong tells me. How? Through commerce and micropayments. But now Coinbase
Stephen King clarifies controversial Twitter remarks about film talent and diversity: 'The Oscars are still rigged in favor of white people'

Stephen King clarifies controversial Twitter remarks about film talent and diversity: 'The Oscars are still rigged in favor of white people'

Author Stephen King has expounded on his thoughts about considering diversity when voting in the Academy. In previous tweets, King said Oscar nominations should be based on quality alone and not

Dear Sophie: I live in Europe but want to move my startup to the US

"Dear Sophie" is a collaborative forum hosted by Extra Crunch and curated by Sophie Alcorn, who is certified as a specialist attorney in immigration and nationality law.

DigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affected

After appointing a new CEO and CFO last summer, cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean is embarking on a wider reorganisation: the startup has announced a round of layoffs, with potentially

Pinterest’s diversity report is missing some key data

Pinterest today released its latest diversity report, showing slight gains in representation of underrepresented minorities while also hitting its three hiring goals. The company has long been
CEOs everywhere are stressed about talent retention—and ignoring obvious solutions for it

CEOs everywhere are stressed about talent retention—and ignoring obvious solutions for it

They are worried about attracting and retaining top performers, but are far less concerned about things like diversity and equal pay.

Singing Bus Driver Thinks He's Alone

About as much fun as you can have on a nearly empty Norwegian bus. Honestly, he's not too bad. This guy is pulling out all the stops.
Atrium lays off lawyers, explains pivot to legal tech

Atrium lays off lawyers, explains pivot to legal tech

Seventy-five-million-dollar-funded legal services startup Atrium doesn’t want to be the next company to implode as the tech industry tightens its belt and businesses chase margins instead of growth

Deciding how much equity to give your key employees

Equity is your most valuable currency — here’s how to use it well for hiring.

Study associates frequency, quality of monthly reports with startup success

“Despite a lot of publicity and social media, number of sign-ups were modest,” reads one of the last monthly reports I sent to my VCs before my startup ceased to exist. “After the initial wave,