Doorsteps is like Baby Center meets Basecamp for home buying–they want to restore trust and respect in the home buying process and help buyers “see behind the curtain” so they don’t feel misled during their home buying experience. Buyers get unbiased, comprehensive advice for how to make all major decisions and complete all their to-dos right within the app, so that ultimately, they are more organized and empowered at every step. It’s the perfect time, and application, to help rethink and redefine the home buying journey. … [Read more...] about Meet Doorsteps, The Company That Wants To Take The Misery Out Of Home Buying
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Approaching 10 years old, Poshmark is led by CEO Manish Chandra and counts tennis great Serena Williams as a member of its board of directors. As our Elizabeth Segran wrote in 2019, the platform stands out among its competitors, such as TheRealReal and ThredUP, by infusing the sales process with social media-like functionalities that keep users on the site longer. The longer people stay, the more they buy. … [Read more...] about Poshmark stock skyrockets in Nasdaq debut as investors rush to cash in on resale mania
In addition, some of Twitter’s value may remain dependent on the continued challenges of alternative, right-wing social networks like Parler and Gab. Parler has now filed suit against Amazon, hoping to have its service restored. Gab has had its own share of problems—numerous hosting and internet service providers have abandoned it in the past because of content moderation issues. Its CEO Andrew Torbin says Gab now relies on its own home-build servers, and, lately, it’s been picking up new members at a clip of 600,000 to 700,000 per week. … [Read more...] about 3 reasons why Twitter took a $5 billion stock hit after banning Trump
Still, there hasn’t been a lot of research about resale’s impact on the planet and whether it’s actually making a dent in fashion’s enormous environmental footprint. It’s certainly true that manufacturing new clothes involves extracting raw materials, which spews a lot of carbon into the atmosphere and accelerates climate change. Meanwhile no new resources are used when you buy a secondhand piece. So if you buy a used garment instead of a new one, that purchase is more environmentally friend on its face. … [Read more...] about Poshmark’s explosive IPO bodes well for the resale industry, but how sustainable is secondhand?
Last, to measure progress against this mission, and to know if customers are being served by the team’s existence, they need measures of success. Many companies would consider these objectives, as in a Management By Objectives (MBO) system or an Objectives and Key Results (OKR) system. Call it what you will, but I believe these should be relatively long-lived measurements that tell the story of progress toward the stated mission, versus objectives that change quarterly. For example, when our Infrastructure got started, our build system, which packages our code for deployment to servers, was horribly broken. It could take half a day to build and deploy our software, and half of the time the build would fail for unknown reasons. It was killing developer productivity. So the Infrastructure team took on a measure of “time from code check-in to deployment.” In the short term, it was clear they had some cleanup to do, but over the long term, this is a clear measure of … [Read more...] about The “dozen-bagel” secret to preserving startup spirit as your company grows