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Snap appoints new execs as it aims to keep 2019 momentum

Snap has another appointment in the apt saga of its ephemeral CFOs. Four months after losing its CFO Tim Stone following a reported “personality clash” between Stone and CEO Evan Spiegel, Snap has promoted its VP of Finance Derek Andersen to the role, the company said Monday. Andersen is the company’s third CFO since March of 2017, when it went public. Lara Sweet, who was serving as the company’s interim CFO as well as the chief accounting officer, will be stepping into a new role as chief pe...
Tags: Personnel, Social, TC, Snap


On the Internet of Women with Moira Weigel

“Feminism,” the writer and editor Marie Shear famously said in an often-misattributed quote, “is the radical notion that women are people.” The genius of this line, of course, is that it appears to be entirely non-controversial, which reminds us all the more effectively of the past century of fierce debates surrounding women’s equality. And what about in tech ethics? It would seem equally non-controversial that ethical tech is supposed to be good for “people,” but is the broader tech world and i...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Media, Sexism, Government, Women, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Diversity, Logic, Policy, Hillary Clinton


Verified Expert Brand Designer: Milkinside

Gleb Kuznetsov refuses to settle for less. After spending years leading product design for startups and corporate clients, Gleb started a boutique branding agency, Milkinside, that helps clients translate new technologies into useful products. Gleb and his team of experienced creators are committed to serving the end user, which is why they love taking products from zero to launch. Their services are expensive, partly due to their expertise in product development, motion graphic design and anima...
Tags: Startups, TC, Design, Marketing, Tech, Talent, Hiring, Branding, Brand Strategy, Personnel, Gleb, Gleb Kuznetsov, Verified Experts, Brand Designers, Milkinside, Jacob Hvid Stockholm Sweden


Tesla’s communications chief is leaving the automaker

Dave Arnold, Tesla’s senior director of communications, is leaving the company after two-and-half years, according to sources familiar with the move. Tesla confirmed to TechCrunch that Arnold was leaving in June. “We’d like to thank Dave for his work in support of Tesla’s mission, and we wish him well,” a Tesla spokesperson said in a company-issued statement. “Dave will remain with the company for the next month to help transition his responsibilities to Keely Sulprizio, Tesla’s director of Glob...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Dave, Automotive, Arnold, Tesla Model S, Musk, Global Communications, Personnel, The Boring Company, Dave Arnold Tesla, Keely Sulprizio Tesla


Verified Expert Brand Designer: Phil Weiner

As a former entrepreneur turned independent designer, Phil Weiner gets the startup life. He often describes himself as a second co-founder for his clients, unafraid of 2AM phone calls and prepping pitch decks for investors. He’s a “full stack” creative director based in Oakland, CA with a passion for tackling cultural tension. Learn more about why design runs in his blood, his branding philosophy, and more. On his ideal client: “There are certain values that we have to have in line. The number...
Tags: Startups, TC, Washington Post, Linkedin, Tech, Talent, Hiring, Lucy, Branding, Ny Daily News, Don, Phil, London UK, Oakland CA, Brand Strategy, Personnel


Verified Expert Brand Designer: Kristine Arth

After spending a decade working at international design and branding agencies, Kristine Arth launched her own independent branding agency called Lobster Phone last April. Since then, she’s launched 22 brands under her unofficial tagline “I don’t sleep.” Lobster Phone, however, is all about creating iconic brands with bold personality, which Kristine passionately delivers to her clients. We spoke to Kristine about her branding philosophy, the story behind the name Lobster Phone, and why she loves...
Tags: Startups, TC, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, Talent, Hiring, Columbia, Kristine, Personnel, Verified Experts, Yvonne Leow, Brand Designers, Kristine Arth, Lobster Phone, Julián Ríos Cantú México City Mexico Co


Liam O’Connor, hired to help build Lyft’s bike and scooter business, has left after 7 months

The emerging business of offering bikes and scooters on demand has not always been very smooth, and today comes one of the latest bumps: TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Liam O’Connor, an executive hired to help transportation company Lyft build its bike and scooter operations, has left after seven months with the newly-public company. The change comes some two weeks after Lyft had to pull in New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC due to faulty brakes. Lyft says that the move i...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Africa, Tesla, Chicago, Washington Dc, Netherlands, Connor, Citi Bike, New York San Francisco, Uber Lyft, O Connor, Citi Bikes


How Amazon’s HQ2 could disrupt government IT, for the worse

Giacomo Bagarella Contributor Share on Twitter Giacomo Bagarella works for the Massachusetts Digital Service, where he leads projects to improve the way the state serves constituents. In his spare time, he thinks and writes about the impact of emerging technologies on society and national security. Follow him on Twitter @g_bagarella. When Amazon entered markets like bookselling or groceries, its competition proved highly dis...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, Maryland, Washington, Government, Boston, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York City, Stem, Tech, Policy, Information Technology, Beltway, Talent


3 key secrets to building extraordinary teams

David Cancel Contributor Share on Twitter David Cancel is the CEO and founder of Drift. He is a five-time founder, two-time CEO, podcast host and best-selling author of Conversational Marketing. Follow him on Twitter @dcancel. Developing new technology, identifying product/market fit, creating a go-to-market strategy… When building businesses, these are the types of challenges entrepreneurs tend to spend the majority of their t...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Column, Boston, San Francisco, Tech, Recruitment, Talent, Seattle, Drift, Hiring, Growth, Best Practices, EMEA, Personnel, Twitter David Cancel


Verified Expert Brand Designer: The Working Assembly

The Working Assembly began as a side hustle. Jolene Delisle and Lawrence O’Toole juggled full-time jobs while collaborating on projects for startup clients, and they eventually realized there was an opportunity to help companies with branding, marketing, and advertising. In the past four years, TWA has grown from a team of two to a team of twenty in NYC’s Flatiron district. We spoke with Creative Director and Partner Jolene Delisle about their start, their new initiative 24-Hour Assembly—a ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Tech, Talent, Hiring, Lawrence, Zola, Flatiron, TWA, Personnel, Lawrence O Toole, Michael Wayne, Verified Experts, Brand Designers, Working Assembly


Diving into TED2019, the state of social media, and internet behavior

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. Last week, TechCrunch’s Anthony Ha gave us his recap of the TED2019 conference and offered key takeaways from the most interesting talks and provocative ideas shared at the event. Under the theme, ‘Bigger Than Us’, the conference featured talks, Q&A’s, and presentations from a wide array of high-profile speakers, including an appearance from Twitter CEO Jack D...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Media, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Events, Tech, Ted, Policy, Davos, Jack Dorsey, Anthony


How to source hard-to-fill programming positions

Zack Burt Contributor Zack Burt is an American computer programmer He founded Code For Cash, the tech recruiting firm. The competition is intense for great tech talent, and it’s even harder to find the most qualified people who are also the right fit for your company This article shares some practical processes that you can add to your human resources function in order to accelerate the programmer pipeline, based on the years I have spent as a hiring focused soft...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Craigslist, Tech, Reddit, Talent, Hiring, Personnel, Zack Burt Contributor Zack Burt, Github Channels LinkedIn


How do you hire a great growth marketer?

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How do you hire a great growth marketer? How do startups actually get their content marketing to work? Editors Note: This article is part of a series that explores the ...
Tags: Google, Social, Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Column, Y Combinator, Pinterest, Social Networks, Marketing, Tech, Hack, Talent, Sales And Marketing, Google Shopping, TechStars


Verified Expert Brand Designer: Ramotion

Ramotion is a remote branding and product design agency that has worked with Bay Area tech startups since 2014. While they typically do branding for funded, fast-growing startups, Ramotion has helped companies ranging from Bitmoji’s early brand identity to Mozilla’s rebrand. We spoke to Ramotion’s CEO Denis Pakhaliuk about their iterative approach, his favorite branding projects and more.   Ramotion’s branding philosophy: “We are a big fan of starting small: designing a small package...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Mozilla, Talent, Hiring, Branding, Bay Area, Personnel, Bitmoji, Verified Experts, Yvonne Leow, Brand Designers, Ramotion, Denis Pakhaliuk, Kevin Sproles Austin


Help TechCrunch find the best startup growth marketing agencies

While billions of people are now online, thousands of companies large and small are using every channel they can to reach them. Companies like Slack, Airbnb, Pinterest, Instagram, and Dropbox have become dominant players in their market in the course of a few years, but how did they do it? As traditional marketing channels, like newspapers, TV, and PR, become less effective, how do startups go from zero users to their first one million customers? Today, we’re launching a new initiative to he...
Tags: Startups, TC, Sales, Tech, Hack, Talent, Sales And Marketing, Nominations, Hiring, Product Management, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, Personnel, Verified Experts, Slack Airbnb Pinterest Instagram


Verified Expert Brand Designer: Lake Buckley

In 2017, Lake Buckley turned down an in-house role at Patagonia to launch her freelance design career in a 400 sq. ft studio in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, the RISD-trained designer and art director has helped founders bring their mission-driven brand to life. We spoke with Lake about why she chose to become an independent designer, what makes a successful client collaboration, and what projects she’s most proud of (hint: one of them involves fig wasps). Why she likes working with founders: ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Patagonia, Talent, Hiring, Lake, Brooklyn NY, RISD, Personnel, Verified Experts, Yvonne Leow, Brand Designers, Lake Buckley


Electric car startup Byton loses co-founder and former CEO, reported $500M Series C to close this summer

The race is on for building and shipping more cost-effective electric cars, but today one of more ambitious startups in the field announced some significant changes that underscore some of the challenges in making that a reality. Byton, the Chinese electric car startup, today announced that Carsten Breitfeld, the former BMW executive and Byton co-founder who had been the CEO and was most recently chairman, has left the company “to start a new adventure within the start-up industry.” To offset th...
Tags: Europe, China, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Bmw, Electric Cars, Foxconn, Cto, Aurora, Carsten, Carsten Breitfeld, Personnel, Byton, Daniel Kirchert


Apple hires A&E’s Molly Thompson as its Head of Documentaries

In addition to a growing lineup of scripted fare, documentaries will be another key focus for Apple TV+, the company’s new streaming service set to launch in May. According to a new report today from Variety, Apple has hired A&E’s Molly Thompson as its Head of Documentaries. Thompson’s experience at A&E includes founding its documentary production arm, A&E IndieFilms, back in 2005. While there, several of its films earned Emmy nominations, including “Life, Animated,” “Cartel Land,” “Jesus Camp,”...
Tags: Apple, Viola Davis, Movies, Beyonce, Media, Film, Films, Tech, Apple TV, Netflix, Paris, Documentaries, Jennifer Lopez, Harry, A&e, Emmys


7 steps to building an engineering competency matrix

Justin Cowperthwaite Contributor Share on Twitter Justin Cowperthwaite is an Engineering Manager at CircleCI passionate about helping remote teams build collaborative delivery paradigms. Every engineer deserves a clear growth path so they can understand, plan, and execute on meaningful career growth. Providing a framework for this growth (we call ours a competency matrix; it’s also known as a career ladder, or professional dev...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Column, Developer, Tech, Policy, Personnel, Justin Cowperthwaite, CircleCI Step


Verified Expert Brand Designer: Mark Forscher

After leading design teams at Code and Theory, ABC News, and Newsweek Digital, Mark Forscher retired his managerial hat and decided to start his own creative studio called Under After in 2008. His natural interest in technology coupled with his background in branding and product design, makes him an obvious collaborator for founders looking to launch their company. We talked to him about his creative process, some of his favorite branding projects, and more.   Mark’s branding philosophy: “...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Nike, Talent, Abc News, Hiring, Mark, Parsons, MFA, Personnel, Verified Experts, Yvonne Leow, Brand Designers, Mark Forscher, Newsweek Digital


Diving into Google Cloud Next and the future of the cloud ecosystem

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller offered up their analysis on the major announcements that came out of Google’s Cloud Next conference this past week, as well as their opinions on the outlook for the company going forward. Google Cloud announced a series of products, packages and services that it believes will improve the company’s comp...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Developer, Government, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Aws, Talent, Ron


Verified Expert Lawyer: Adam Zagaris

Adam Zagaris prides himself in being an outside general counsel who helps startups get day-to-day paperwork done efficiently and well — particularly when they are facing off against tough bigger partners.  Although he started his career at big Silicon Valley law firms, he has built a streamlined practice at Moonshot Legal in recent years that covers everything from contracts and terms to intellectual property and human resources.  He gives his no-holds-barred view of his practice and the startu...
Tags: Google, TC, New York, London, Maryland, California, Washington, India, San Francisco, Tech, Indiana, Dallas, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Jeremy, Talent


Baillie Gifford’s Charles Plowden on 110 years of investing

“It is our contention that the investment industry may be experiencing a peak of its own, in this case the point of the maximum rate at which it extracts value from its clients’ assets. Let’s call it Peak Gravy.” That’s a recent quote from Tom Coutts, who is one of a few dozen partners at Baillie Gifford (See Arman Tabatabai’s profile here). It’s also typical of the provocative sentiments offered by this band of fund managers who are based in Edinburgh, but scour the world looking for opportunit...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Wtf, Finance, Funding, US, Tech, Alibaba, Venture Capital, Tencent, Private Equity


Verified Expert Brand Designer: Character

Character is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year, and this SF-based branding and design agency has a lot to be proud of. Founded by Ben Pham, Tish Evangelista, and Rishi Shourie, Character has helped startups like Doordash, Glint, Molekule, and many others, launch their companies into the world. We interviewed co-founder Ben Pham about Character’s early days, their commitment to collaborating with mission-driven founders, and why relationships define who they are and what they do as a ...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, California, La, San Francisco, Tech, Talent, Hiring, Gary Friedman, Personnel, Ben Pham, Verified Experts, Brand Designers, Ben Pham Tish Evangelista, Rishi Shourie Character


Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company’s co-founder Sebastian Thrun seeks to bring costs in line with revenue without curbing growth, TechCrunch has learned. The objective is to do more than simply keep the company afloat, Thrun told TechCrunch in a phone interview. Instead, Thrun says these measures will allow Udacity from a money-losing operation to a “break-even or profitable com...
Tags: Google, TC, Real Estate, Layoffs, Education, China, San Francisco, Tech, CMO, X, United States, Brazil, Mountain View, Airbus, Audi, Udacity


Brand is more than meets the eye

Emily Heyward Contributor Share on Twitter Emily Heyward is the Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer at Red Antler, the leading brand company for startups and new ventures. Emily works closely with founders to develop purposeful, strategic visions for their business idea and has led branding efforts for top companies such as Casper, Allbirds, and Brandless. Editor’s note: This guest post is a part of our latest initiative to ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Electronics, Entrepreneur, Tech, Nike, Editor, Casper, Talent, Hiring, Startup Company, Product Management, Branding, Emily, Brand Strategy


Verified Expert Brand Designer: Red Antler

In 2007, Emily Heyward, JB Osborne, and Simon Endres began their own entrepreneurial journey began and they left their corporate jobs to start a brand design agency called Red Antler. They not only believed in the power of branding to drive growth and scale, but they also wanted to work exclusively with startups. Since then, Red Antler has become an industry powerhouse designing and launching brand identities for companies, like Casper and Brandless, into the world. We spoke with Emily, Red Ant...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Tech, New Zealand, Casper, Talent, Hiring, Emily, Personnel, Red Antler, Emily Heyward, Verified Experts, Yvonne Leow, Brand Designers, Emily Heyward JB Osborne


Should you hire an in-house designer or a contractor?

Katherine Gustafson Contributor More posts by this contributor For Basecamp, brand identity and product development are all about the customer How to develop a brand identity system (like Intercom) Editor’s note: This post is a part of our latest initiative to demystify design and find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who work with early-stage companies — nominate a talented brand designer you’ve worked with. During a de...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Author, Designer, Editor, Linguistics, Graphic Design, Talent, Hiring, Red Hat, Product Management, Branding, Contractor, GRAMS, Personnel


When to ditch that nightmare customer (before they kill your startup)

Joe Procopio Contributor Share on Twitter Joe is a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. Joe is currently building Spiffy, and previously sold Automated Insights, sold ExitEvent, and built Intrepid Media. Find more about Joe at joeprocopio.com or @jproco on Twitter. Three million dollars. That’s the largest amount of money I’ve ever walked away from in terms of a customer contract that I decided we shouldn’t take.  It suck...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Business, Marketing, Sales, Tech, Customer Experience, Hack, Talent, Growth, Joe, Scaling, Business Development, Brand Management, Customer Acquisition


Peter Kraus dishes on the market

During my recent conversation with Peter Kraus, which was supposed to be focused on Aperture and its launch of the Aperture New World Opportunities Fund, I couldn’t help veering off into tangents about the market in general. Below is Kraus’ take on the availability of alpha generation, the Fed, inflation vs. Amazon, housing, the cross-ownership of US equities by a few huge funds and high-frequency trading. Gregg Schoenberg: Will alpha be more available over the next five years than it has bee...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Europe, Japan, Real Estate, Enterprise, Finance, Government, Films, US, Tech, Banking, Policy, United States, Aperture, Army