Bain’s Sarah Smith, former head of HR at Quora, will share the recruiting playbook at Early Stage

If you’re a startup that’s worried about building your team today for tomorrow’s successes you’re not going to want to miss our session with Bain Capital Ventures’ Sarah Smith at TechCrunch Early Stage on April 1 & 2.

The current Bain Capital Ventures partner who invests in early to mid-stage companies saw what it was like to grow a startup business firsthand as the vice president of human resources at Quora, a position she held from 2012 to 2016.

While at Quora, Sarah built the HR and operations teams responsible for company culture, compensation, benefits, equity refreshers, performance reviews, HRIS/ATS implementation, people development, policy enforcement and content moderation.

She scaled the company from 40 to 200 employees across all hiring from university to executive search.

After that, she became the vice president of advertising sales and operations, where she led the launch of monetization and onboarding of more than 500 advertisers to the self-service ads platform.

Smith joins an all-star cast of speakers at Early Stage. They range from Zoom CRO Ryan Azus (“How to build a sales team”) to Calendly founder Tope Awotona (“How to bootstrap”) to Kleiner Perkins’ Bucky Moore (“How to prep for Series A fundraising”), are making themselves available to answer your burning questions on just about any topic. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Unlike other TechCrunch events, there is no “main stage” at our TC Early Stage events. Each session is designed to tackle one of the many core competencies any startup needs to be successful. But this isn’t just about listening — every session includes plenty of time built in for audience Q&A. Essentially, it’s all breakout sessions, all day.

What’s more — everyone who buys a ticket to TC Early Stage gets free access to Extra Crunch! Folks who buy a ticket to one of the two events get three months free, and folks who purchase a combination ticket (to both events) get six months free! An Extra Crunch membership includes:

Of course, TC Early Stage dual event ticket holders will get access to both events (April 1-2 and July 8-9) and have access to all the content that comes out of the event on demand. Plus you can take advantage of additional savings with Early Bird pricing for another couple of weeks!

Mercenary CEOs know all too well that this is about the most bang you can get for your buck. Period.

Check out the full list of speakers here and you can get your ticket now!

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1 Startup Life Cycle Stages (Max Marmer life cycle model for startups as used by Startup Genome and Kauffman Foundation)

  • 1. Discovery
    • Researching the market, the competitors, and the potential users
    • Designing the first iteration of the user experience
    • Working towards problem/solution fit (Market Validation)
    • Building MVP
  • 2. Validation
    • Achieved problem/solution fit (Market Validation)
    • MVP launched
    • Conducting Product Validation
    • Revising/refining user experience based on results of Product Validation tests
    • Refining Product through new Versions (Ver.1+)
    • Working towards product/market fit
  • 3. Efficiency
    • Achieved product/market fit
    • Preparing to begin scaling process
    • Optimizing the user experience to handle aggressive user growth at scale
    • Optimizing the performance of the product to handle aggressive user growth at scale
    • Optimizing the operational workflows and systems in preparation of scaling
    • Conducting validation tests of scaling strategies
  • 4. Scaling
    • Achieved validation of scaling strategies
    • Achieved an acceptable level of optimization of the operational systems
    • Actively pushing forward with aggressive growth
    • Conducting validation tests to achieve a repeatable sales process at scale
  • 5. Profit Maximization
    • Successfully scaled the business and can now be considered an established company
    • Expanding production and operations in order to increase revenue
    • Optimizing systems to maximize profits
  • 6. Renewal
    • Has achieved near peak profits
    • Has achieved near peak optimization of systems
    • Actively seeking to reinvent the company and core products to stay innovative
    • Actively seeking to acquire other companies and technologies to expand market share and relevancy
    • Actively exploring horizontal and vertical expansion to increase prevent the decline of the company

If you are running a traditional business that is not designed to scale rapidly, feel free to reference a traditional business life cycle model and share what traditional business life cycle stage you are at.

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Popular Chinese NEVs slide in value as share prices tumble – Chinadaily.com.cn – China Daily

Popular Chinese NEVs slide in value as share prices tumble – Chinadaily.com.cn  China Daily
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6 Copenhagen investors share their outlook on investing in 2021 – TechCrunch – Bestgamingpro – Best gaming pro

6 Copenhagen investors share their outlook on investing in 2021 – TechCrunch – Bestgamingpro  Best gaming pro
“startups when:1d” – Google News

IT Leasing And Financing Market Size, Share, Future Growth and Opportunity Assessment 2021-2027 – The Bisouv Network – The Bisouv Network

IT Leasing And Financing Market Size, Share, Future Growth and Opportunity Assessment 2021-2027 – The Bisouv Network  The Bisouv Network
“startups when:1d” – Google News

Valuation & Secondary Share Price

Lets say a company at a funding round has a valuation of $ 500M, each share is worth $ 150.It then offers its employees the opportunity to sell shares to new investors in a secondary transaction at this funding round

Is the share price that the employees will be offered $ 150 or less than the book valuation?

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