My Experience at Firefly: What It’s Like to Intern at an Early Stage Startup

November 19th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Nick Kowalski There are a lot of blogs and articles out there about what it’s like to work at a startup, but I don’t feel like any really convey the experience I have had at Firefly.  That’s not to say that they’re not valuable.  Blogs like Danielle Small’s provide great condensed, organized points. Unfortunately, for those [...]

Hiring for Startups: 10 Clear Markers For a Great Fit

November 15th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Sheraan Amod Founder & CEO of  Personera.com Building a strong team is one of the most important directives of a founder. There are many facets to this, but the most obvious and beneficial one is hiring the right people. We’ve recently made some new hires at Personera, and the process made me aware of [...]

Going after “B’ talent

November 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By : Steve Roberson Companies should settle for “B” talent. After all, the mismatched labor market that we’ve been working with for some time is extremely tight. They can’t realistically expect to fill their company with “A” talent. Companies should bring on the “B” talent and get to work. That’s what I recently overheard a [...]

An actual (real) startup life

November 6th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

A new TV show just premiered on Bravo featuring a “real-world” look into startup life in the valley. We’ll leave you to your own opinion as to how actual this representation is, but in the mean time we thought we’d do our best in the following weeks to provide you with your own (very real) [...]