Indian tech startups, particularly Unicorns, have absorbed niche tech talents, even paying them an over 50 percent premium than the market average in some cases. And Soonicorns or soon-to-be Unicorns are no less.But there's a difference. For Soonicorns, it is not just the tech talent that deserves a premium. Sales and marketing personnel also have bright prospects as companies look to scale and expand.According to a report on the talent and human capital growth dimensions of 30 Soonicorns by Xpheno, a specialised tech and engineering staffing firm, though techies form the majority of personnel hired, it is the sales and marketing space that saw the highest growth.Close These Soonicorns include Droom, Capital Float, ShareChat and UrbanLadder. If you look at the employment landscape, these 30 firms provided direct employment to over 36,000 employees and garnered an investment of over $4.9 billion. related news How Bengaluru plans to remain a national and global technology … [Read more...] about Sales and marketing fastest growing job profiles at soon-to-be-unicorns
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The Trump administration’s efforts to deregulate industry, enforce Muslim bans, oppose abortion, and deny climate change have inspired a new charitable term. It’s dubbed “rage philanthropy”–when you’re giving is aimed at protecting whatever basic rights and values the president trivializes. advertisement advertisement Here’s one example: When Trump announced his Muslim travel ban in late January, rage philanthropists countered by donating $24 million to the ACLU in a single weekend, a sum that grew to $79 million during the first three months after the inauguration, according to Newsweek. There are plenty of others. After Trump’s first 100 days in office, nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator reported a huge increase in donations to progressive groups including the ACLU (up 8,000%), Southern Poverty Law Center (up 1,400%) and Planned Parenthood (up 1,000%) along with the American Refugee Committee and Environmental … [Read more...] about Philanthropy In 2017 Saw The Rise Of Trump-Powered Giving
At the last count more than a dozen companies and brands had either quit India or were in the final phase of doing so. These instances, which happened in the last five years, took place despite the Indian automotive market growing at more than 40 percent in the last six years.We take a look at the troubled brands in this edition of auto news wrap, as Nissan-controlled Datsun and a couple of two-wheeler brands prepare to quit India also make their exits.But first here is a complete round-up of all the important events in the automotive space during the week.Close Bike, scooter prices to rise after Diwali related news Rupee up 5 paise at 71.71 against US dollar China's Xi says he wants to work out initial trade deal with US Tata Motors makes a "paradigm shift" for its dealers to beat slowdown Prices of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds will see an increase in November as manufacturers look to release Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) variants into the market.Two-wheelers … [Read more...] about This week in Auto: Datsun joins India quitters list; Tata Sons to bail out Tata Motors
Just before Christmas, protesters took to the streets of San Francisco and Oakland to block Google’s double-decker shuttle buses. During one incident, a union organizer impersonating a Google employee berated a protester, “Why don’t you go to a city where you can afford it? This is a city for the right people who can afford it. You can’t afford it? You can leave. I’m sorry, get a better job.” The exchange, while staged, sounded plausible enough. Only a few weeks later, protesters slashed the tires and broke a window on another Google bus. advertisement advertisement These buses have become a visible symbol of tensions between tech transplants and longtime residents, who are increasingly clashing over the rise of income inequality in the area. This elaborate network of private transportation shuttling Silicon Valley workers out of San Francisco each day in Wi-Fi-resplendent comfort has allowed for an influx of high-paid tech employees to … [Read more...] about Can Silicon Valley Be Saved?
When Mallory Solomon first traveled to Morocco as a tourist in 2018, she was struck by the country’s rich weaving tradition, which has been passed down for generations—especially the work of Berber women, whose rugs feature matriarchal designs based on ideas about protecting the larger community with symbols believed to ward off evil and welcome peace. advertisement advertisement Moroccan rugs—well-designed, labor-intensive, and high quality—require countless hours and hands to make, and many of these indigenous North African women are gruesomely underpaid for their work. The gender dynamics are imbalanced not only because of the women’s static place at the loom versus the men’s traveling freedom, but also because, generally, male brokers are able to make financial profit by undercutting the female artisans they purchase the products from and spiking sale prices in city centers. Solomon, a former advertising executive, saw an … [Read more...] about This Moroccan rug startup sells the work of women master weavers—fairly