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Past articles by Eric:

Offer decks and other fresh tips for startup hiring –

Hiring is harder than ever for basically every startup. The rush of investment into tech companies in recent years has created more demand for skilled workers than humans can currently meet. But you can still get the talent you need if you get the details right. Especially if you know how to take advantage of […] → Read More

How to take advantage of distributed work –

Distributed work is becoming the norm for many tech companies as the pandemic waxes and wanes. But there are plenty of ways to mess it up, especially if you’re attempting a hybrid solution → Read More

VC Lab introduces free fund formation documents to make startup investing cheaper and easier –

There may be plenty of funding for some startups these days. But plenty of companies will tell you otherwise. VC Lab, an accelerator for venture capital firms, wants to create investors who will back the rest of the world. A basic hurdle to this goal is the standard paperwork you need to set up a […] → Read More

Who are the best software development consultants for startups? –

When the dot-com bubble popped 20 years ago a lot of people thought that software development was going to get broadly outsourced. Instead, Silicon Valley evolved a new ethos around technical, product-focused founders and strong, central engineering teams. And yet, software development outsourcing is a thing once again. Which is why we’re looking to profile […] → Read More

As remote work becomes normal, Ukio raises $9m for premium long-term rentals –

Startups have spent the last decade trying to offer every variation of Airbnb that they can imagine. But Ukio thinks it has found a way through the ever-growing tangle of housing rental competitors — and regulators — right as remote work becomes the norm. It offers rentals of one month or longer, featuring a turnkey […] → Read More

The art of startup storytelling with Julian Shapiro –

"Signal is more important than frequency in an era where we're overloaded with content." → Read More

Susan Su on how to approach growth as your startup raises each round –

'At each layer of your growth model, you don't want to just be relying on ads or just be relying on SEO or just be relying on email marketing … you really want to have your eggs in multiple baskets.' → Read More

The pandemic showed why product and brand design need to sit together –

We caught up with Scott Tong, a startup design expert who advises early-stage companies, to learn more about the marriage of products and brands. → Read More

To win post-pandemic, startups need remote-first growth teams –

Growth marketer and investor Susan Su says that after the pandemic, startup founders will need to develop a mentality that places growth at the center of company strategy. → Read More

Help TechCrunch find the best growth marketers for startups –

Keeping up with the latest problems and solutions in growth is literally a full-time job, but TechCrunch is here to help. → Read More

Domain experts wanted: Submit your guest articles to Extra Crunch –

Guest articles are hugely popular with our startup audience, but right now, we are prioritizing submissions from authors who have expertise in the following areas ... → Read More

Growth expert Susan Su shares insights for marketing in 2021 at TC Early Stage –

It’s 2021. Contact importers are old history, and everyone’s a creator, building for their own audience. How can early-stage startups find meaningful traction at the velocity they need when the distribution channels are more competitive and complex than ever? Which ads are worth spending money on? Growth and marketing expert Susan Su is joining us […] → Read More

Help TechCrunch find the best email marketers for startups –

Email marketing has been with us for decades, but today it has been refined to a science and an art form. If you’re an early-stage founder, it is one of the best ways to build and grow your direct relationship with your customer. You know how fickle the platforms can be. You can’t afford to […] → Read More

Extra Crunch roundup: How Duolingo became an edtech leader –

The pandemic has just pushed edtech mainstream, but language-learning startup Duolingo had already spent the past decade figuring out how to build a successful edtech app. In our latest installment of the EC-1 series, Natasha Mascarenhas goes deep with the company to understand how it found product-market fit, then figured out how to grow like […] → Read More

Extra Crunch roundup: Fintech stays hot, Brex doubles, and startup IRR is up all over –

Tech companies in Silicon Valley, the geography, have had an incredible year. But one indicator points to longer-term changes. The internal rate of return (IRR) for companies in other startup hub cities has been even better. A big new analysis by AngelList showed aggregate IRR of 19.4% per year on syndicated deals elsewhere versus 17.5% […] → Read More

The return of neighborhood retail and other surprising real estate trends –

As shocking as it sounds, we could be entering a much better era for small, local businesses. → Read More

10 proptech investors see better era for residential and retail after pandemic –

The pandemic made the internet a lifeline for shopping, earning a living and maintaining personal relationships. Now, as lockdowns start to lift, the real estate industry has to figure out what that means. → Read More

How top startup lawyer Dawn Belt thinks about company-building in the age of SPACs –

Dawn Belt has been working with top tech companies for two decades, most recently helping commercial electric vehicle company Proterra go public as a SPAC in January. Now she’ll be joining us at TC Early Stage in April to talk about building a company in 2021, from however you incorporate to however you decide to […] → Read More

2 years in, Extra Crunch is helping readers build and grow companies around the world –

Now, as the world glimpses a brighter, post-pandemic future, we are doubling down on the news and analysis that’s helped many early-stage companies make better decisions. → Read More

3 adtech and martech VCs see major opportunities in privacy and compliance –

There seems to be plenty of activity in adtech and martech, particularly across the commerce ecosystem with tools that support monetization for small merchants. → Read More