NYC Startup acquired for $150M

In 2006, I was invited to meet 2 founders of a burgeoning Startup in NYC working out of their apartment. Behance (acquired by Adobe $150M) Here are great insights from their founder Scott Belsky:

  • Apr 24, 2017

5 Ways to Pitch Your Company to Silicon Valley’s Top Talent

If your company isn’t landing the best candidates, your interview process may be at fault. After all, it’s not just about what you do — it’s how you do it.Seventy-five percent of recruiters plan to hire more tech employees in the...

  • Apr 29, 2015

Acorns is an 8-month-old app that makes investing spare change dead simple, and it just raised $23 million

Acorns, an eight-month-old app that lets you automatically invest spare change when you make purchases with your credit or debit card, just raised $23 million in a Series C round of funding.Yes, you read that right: An app that's only been live for e...

  • Apr 15, 2015

How to Build a World Class Engineering Team

Acorns grew from 12 to 50 employees within 12 months and in the process Match Relevant helped build their team of world class software engineers, web developers and mobile designers. 

  • Apr 14, 2015

Keep Your IT Rock Star from Getting Poached

The person who said, “If you love something, let it go” never had his all-star IT employee poached by a rival company. Finding the best hires is never easy, and keeping them content can prove to be just as daunting. When you consider the costs o...

  • Apr 10, 2015

5 Qualities That Distinguish World-Class Startup Hires

Eye contact and a firm handshake in an interview don’t guarantee the perfect tech hire. The ideal candidate must be able to handle the stressful deadlines and needs of a fast-paced position. Identifying that candidate takes time and effort...

  • Feb 25, 2015

Don’t Let an Ineffective Hiring Process Keep You From Top Talent

The competition for top talent is fierce — and you could be on the losing end if your job descriptions don’t get candidates excited about working for you.  If you don’t have effective processes in place to hire the best, you could lose out...

  • Jan 18, 2015

Hiring Hybrid: How To Use Old-Fashioned And Modern Tactics To Find Talent

With so many outlets to find new talent available, locating a good candidate may seem as easy as pushing a button. When looking to fill an open position, however, it’s important to look beyond what the position entails.The differences between you...

  • Jan 07, 2015

3 Ways to Improve the User Experience for the Recruiter, Client, and Candidate

We’ve all been on a road trip where we end up somewhere other than our destination. Backtracking is a frustrating waste of time, and an argument often ensues about who caused the wrong turn in the first place. It usually boils down to a mis...

  • Dec 05, 2014

8 Soft Skills Tech Hiring Managers Covet

You knew this day would come. Thanks to the talent shortage in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, more than 1 million jobs will be available in this area by 2020. After years of being “the kid who’s great with comput...

  • Oct 27, 2014

Encyclopedia Britannica Sales Lessons, And Why Social Selling Is The Future

Do you remember the days of door-to-door salesmen trying to get you to buy encyclopedias or vacuum cleaners? While that approach to sales still exists, it’s a relatively rare thing. Technology has transformed the sales process.Encyclopedia Britannica...

  • Oct 23, 2014

Will the Real 'Disruptor' Please Stand Up?

Are you a true disruptor? Although many entrepreneurs are inclined to say that they’re innovative or disruptive in their industry, many misuse the terms. Being truly disruptive in your industry means making a change, not simply adding a feature or tw...

  • Oct 07, 2014

Jake Villarreal – Co-Founder and President of Match Relevant

When I have "big wins" in business or life, I schedule time on my calendar to focus on humility and how I can serve others.Jake Villarreal is the co-founder and president of Match Relevant, an IT-staffing entity that utilizes social media and innovat...

  • Sep 12, 2014

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