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 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

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 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

I’m the Founder of a Multimillion-Dollar Business: Here’s Why I Owe It All to a Decision I Made at 25.

It changed my life. In a legendary moment during the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth pointed to the stands to show e.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMar 13th, 2017

Silicon Valley VCs kick in $60M for Bay Area Big Data startup

Databricks on Thursday said it raised $60 million in new funding to help it build a business on top of a popular open source Big Data project. The San Francisco startup led by co-founder and CEO Ali Ghodsi said that New Enterprise Associates led the roun.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 15th, 2016

Niche Co-founder Leaves Twitter

It's a $100 million business for Twitter. Twitter has lost another executive. Rob Fishman, the co-founder of Niche, has left Twitter, Fortune has learned. Twitter acquired the startup, which works with influencers on social networks like Vine, in 2015.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 18th, 2016

This 55-year-old woman made history and $140 million by taking her tech company public on Friday (BL)

BlackLineIt's been a good day for Therese Tucker. She just broke a glass ceiling as the first woman founder/CEO to lead a venture-capital-backed Los Angeles startup to an initial public offering, according to The Los Angeles Times' Paresh Dave. And it's b.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 28th, 2016

Jeff Bezos told what may be the best startup investment story ever - Business Insider

Business InsiderJeff Bezos told what may be the best startup investment story everBusiness InsiderAmazon founder Jeff Bezos has made a lot of money for people who bet on his company over the years. But Bezos told an amazing story in San Francisco on Frida.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 20th, 2016

The Unexpected Tactic That Made Honest Tea a Million-Dollar Company

Everybody keeps an eye on the finish line in business. But Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman shares the advantage of keeping a different perspective......»»

Category: topSource: incSep 17th, 2016

Why this startup founder decided that putting his product on Kickstarter would be a bad idea

RadenFor an entrepreneur looking to launch a hardware product, crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo can be a game changer. But Josh Udashkin, founder of smart suitcase startup Raden, says he made the decision early on that a Kickstarter wo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 5th, 2016

Medicaid cuts put rural hospitals in crosshairs

For the hundreds of rural U.S. hospitals struggling to stay in business, health policy decisions made in Washington, D.C., this summer could make survival a lot tougher......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJun 24th, 2017