Insights into Google’s early years

May 28th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

As you know, we work to provide folks a feel for the culture and work life dynamic at a wide range of startups. We found some great insights into what Google, the now multi-billion dollar company, was like in its early days from Chuck Howitt at The Record: It started off using some of the [...]

The Power of Passion

May 27th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

Eileen Gittens at has a great article about how entrepreneurs should look for passion in what they do: Most people think about their jobs as the thing they do, instead of the thing they get to do. When you can build a culture where people feel privileged instead of entitled, that’s magic. And that’s [...]

Don’t prejudge people’s ability to scale

May 26th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

Among the many things to consider at a rapidly growing company is this: “Is it better the stay within the moment and go with the executives that will perform well in the present? Or should executives be judged based on how they may or may not perform in the future?” After all, every company aspires [...]

Launching Version 3.0

May 26th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

In addition to launching our blog, yesterday afternoon we launched version 3.0 of our site, and with it, several new features. The first thing you will notice is the new ‘country’ selection box in the job search bar—yes, that’s right, we now support job postings in countries outside the US. We think this is a [...]

Watch this Space: Re-introducing our Blog to the world

May 25th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

We started out with the best intentions: create a blog, where we would foster a discussion about hiring at startup companies from all different perspectives, and compare notes about what life is really like at startups —everything from “the nuances of compensation and stock options, how to pick a winner, is this lifestyle for you, [...]

WSJ: Increase in Valley hiring changes methods for others

May 25th, 2010 by StartUpHire blog

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that due to a large influx of hiring at Venture-backed companies in Silicon Valley, so called “second-tier” locations are stepping up the recruitment efforts to try and attract new hires. Talking about an Austin-based company called SailPoint (backed by, among others, our friends over at Austin Ventures), the WSJ [...]

National Entrepreneur’s Day

May 12th, 2010 by admin

There is a move afoot for a National Entrepreneur’s Day, targeted for March 20th, 2011   This is an opportunity to recognize America’s rich history of entrepreneurship and to ensure a strong foundation for the future. There is no question that entrepreneurship creates jobs.  According to IHS Global Insight, public companies such as Google, Microsoft, and [...]