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How the founder of ClassPass pivoted a struggling startup into a $470 million business, then made a tough decision to stop being CEO

ClassPass, a fitness class booking company, can be found in 39 cities around the world. It has generated more than 30 million class reservations since Payal Kadakia founded the company in 2013. One year l.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 19th, 2017

How the founder of ClassPass pivoted a struggling startup into a $470 million business

ClassPass, a fitness class booking company, can be found in 39 cities around the world. It has generated more than 30 million class reservations since Payal Kadakia founded the company in 2013. One year later,........»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 14th, 2017

How The Founders Of Chatbooks Pivoted A Struggling Startup Into A Multi-Million Dollar Business

The founders of Chatbooks created an app and website that enables people to literally and figuratively "hold on to .....»»

Category: topSource: forbesFeb 21st, 2017

How This Millennial Founder Created a $730 Million Fashion Startup--With the Help of an Algorithm

Proving that data-powered humans really can build a better fashion retail business......»»

Category: topSource: incSep 26th, 2017

The Founder of a Million-Dollar Startup Has This Advice For First-Time Entrepreneurs

If starting and building a million dollar business is your goal, this founder has some important advice for you......»»

Category: topSource: incSep 6th, 2017

An ASX-listed IoT startup just made one of its key investors general manager

The founder Western Australian Internet of Things business targeting energy efficiency in commercial buildings has made veteran Cisco executive .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 4th, 2017

Bitcoin Payment Firm BitPesa Gets Big Boost From Famous Investor

Alan Patricof is in. The grandfather of venture capital just made his first bet on bitcoin. Alan Patricof, the founder and managing director of Greycroft, announced on Wednesday a $2 million investment into BitPesa, a startup that uses bloc.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 30th, 2017

How This Founder Conquered Fear and Started a $13 Million Company

After business school, with $200k in debt, Matt Pohlson had to choose between getting a job and building a startup. He chose the latter and co-founded Omaze......»»

Category: topSource: incAug 23rd, 2017

The Goldman and Marc Jacobs alums who raised $2.6 million for a jewelry startup say their early choices made them more appealing to investors

Business InsiderCourtesy of AUrateManhattan jewelry startup AUrate New York raised $2.63 million in .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 2nd, 2017

How This Boss"s Weird (but Brilliant) Leadership Style Helped Grow a $226 Million Business

Big Ass Solutions has made some big ass revenues since 2010. But its most unique feature? Their odd culture and its contrarian founder, Carey Smith......»»

Category: topSource: incJul 29th, 2017

The founder of a $470 million startup explains what it"s like to have VCs who initially shot you down suddenly beg to invest in your red-hot company

Sarah Jacobs When ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia started her fitness company in 2013, money was tight. Even though she'd been part of rigorous tech accelerator Tech Stars, she had trouble r.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 23rd, 2017

"Investors invest in lines, not dots": The founder of a $470 million startup explains how to get investors on board

Sarah Jacobs When ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia started her fitness company in 2013, money was tight. Even though she'd been part of rigorous tech accele.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 23rd, 2017

"This is ours to lose": The founder of a $470 million company describes how she took on companies trying to copy her ideas

Sarah JacobsPayal Kadakia founded fitness startup ClassPass in 2013. Today, ClassPass can be found in 39 cities around the world. It has generated more than 30 million class reservations and.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 22nd, 2017

Founder who started her $470 million business in a rigorous NYC tech accelerator explains how to get in

ClassPass What's the best way to get an application to stand out? According to ClassP.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 21st, 2017

The founder of a $470 million business explains why she chose to give up her role as CEO

ClassPass Leading an organization can be hard. Deciding to step down from leading that org.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 20th, 2017

General Catalyst, Founder Collective fund the creators of open source programming language

The creators of the programming language Julia, several of whom have connections to MIT and Harvard, have raised $4.6 million from General Catalyst and Founder Collective for a startup that aims to commercialize the open source code, a type of business.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 19th, 2017

"My immediate thought was no way:" Why Bonobos" founder made the "contrarian" decision to sell his brand to Walmart (WMT)

Courtesy of BonobosWhen news broke on Friday that Walmart was acquiring the menswear startup Bonobos, many customers responded with dismay......»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 16th, 2017

A CEO who turned down a $500-plus million buyout offer describes how he made the decision

Brad Barket/Getty Images for WIREDDeciding to sell your company is not easy. Deciding not to sell it might be even harder. BuzzFeed founder and .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 10th, 2017

Jeff Bezos sells off $941M of Amazon stock after pledging to invest in his other business

Amazon.com Inc. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has sold 1 million shares of Amazon stock worth $941 million over the last three days, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It's the first sale Bezos has made since announ.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 4th, 2017

Why the Tom"s of Maine Founder Thinks He Can Create the Next Patagonia

Tom Chappell built Tom's of Maine into a $100 million business. Now he's trying to create the next great made-in-America fashion company. Which turns out to be a lot harder than selling fennel toothpaste......»»

Category: topSource: incApr 12th, 2017

Rackspace co-founder and Geekdom Fund boosts Austin startup in new $15M round

One of the graduates of San Antonio's Techstars cloud accelerator program just landed $15.8 million in funding with the help of local investors. Austin-based Callinize Inc., doing business as Tenfold, raked in the new cash among 10 investors led .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 27th, 2017