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Street Culture: Techstars Co-CEO on Coaching Startups to Define Culture

April Nowicki

Street Culture: Techstars Co-CEO on Coaching Startups to Define Culture

“I think that culture is one of the few problems that you have to address before they’re problems,” says TechStars co-founder and co-CEO David Brown. “If you’re struggling to figure out how to grow sales, you can wait until sales are in trouble and still turn it around. But if you wait until you’re in trouble with culture, it’s really hard to turn that boat.”

Brad Feld: Startup Founders Should Focus on Defining ‘Cultural Norms’

David Hirschman

Brad Feld: Startup Founders Should Focus on Defining ‘Cultural Norms’

The Foundry Group and TechStars co-founder has seen his share of startups. He is co-author of the book “Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job,” which had its second edition released last month. Street Fight caught up with Feld recently to talk about some of the trickier issues in starting a company.

Street Fight Daily: Target Partners with Techstars, Yahoo Exec Leaves for Square

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Target Partners with Techstars, Yahoo Exec Leaves for Square

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Target Teams Up with Techstars to Create a Retail-Focused Startup Accelerator (TechCrunch)… Top Yahoo Exec Jackie Reses Heads to Square as Senior Exec (Recode)… Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Understanding the Decline of Search, Ad Blocking App Creator’s Second Thoughts

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Understanding the Decline of Search, Ad Blocking App Creator’s Second Thoughts

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google’s Search Business Might Not Be as Water-Tight as People Think (Business Insider)…The Creator of the iPhone’s Top-Selling Ad Blocker Pulled His App off the Market (AdWeek)… Target Wants to Turn Minneapolis into a Mini-Silicon Valley (Fortune)…

Why TechStars’ Tisch Won’t Buy Your ‘Daily Deal’ Company

Steven Jacobs

Why TechStars’ Tisch Won’t Buy Your ‘Daily Deal’ Company

Investment interest in daily deal companies has been flat for some time, but the stigma attached to the “daily deal” has turned the classification into a scarlet letter for companies. Some of the negativity around the term is likely a consequence of the irregularities found in Groupon’s accounting. But the underlying shift stems from a simpler strategic shift in industry organization…