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How Stripe built one of Silicon Valley’s best engineering teams

Redeye VC

Stripe, the payments company that makes it simple to accept payments on the web has quietly been amassing one of the strongest engineering teams in Silicon Valley. In this First Round Capital CTO Summit talk, Greg Brockman, Founding Engineer at Stripe, pries open the black box and shares how Stripe recruits. Below is an interpretation, not a transcript, of Greg’s talk. The credit goes to him for all the good stuff and you can watch the complete talk in the video below.

Why Silicon Valley Is Full of One-Hit Wonders

Inc Startups

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs suffer from what social psychologists call the “fundamental attribution error,” Jackson wrote recently on his Forbes blog. Not quite everyone fits Jackson's Silicon Valley psychological diagnosis.

Evernote’s CTO on Your Biggest Security Worries From 3 to 300 Employees

Redeye VC

Before he took the CTO spot at Evernote, he designed and developed credential validation systems for the U.S. If anyone in Silicon Valley knows the value of secure access and keeping information safe, it’s him. With this in mind, he gave an exclusive talk at the recent First Round CTO Summit about security and the right way for growing startups to stay safe without needlessly. Dave Engberg knows a lot about security.

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Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator’s first graduates head to Silicon Valley

The Next Web

If you’re going to the Demo Day in Silicon Valley, these are the startups you’ll be hearing from: Peerby : Peerby enables people to rent goods in their neighborhood and just won over 100,000 euros at the Green Challenge.

U.S. CTO Megan Smith: Minorities in STEM Have Always Mattered

Inc Startups

The former Silicon Valley executive speaks from experience when she says inclusivity results in a big breakthroughs

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

The gamble was that we could train Professors doing hard-core science, who had never been near a startup or Silicon Valley, to get out of the building and talk to customers and Pivot as easily as someone at a web startup. Over the last two months the U.S.

Getting to Know Maker Studios

Both Sides of the Table

As I talked about this model with several friends in Silicon Valley I always heard the same refrain, “we don’t invest in content business – they are ‘hits driven’ ” I had to laugh a bit at at the irony of this.

Putting technology at the core

Chris Dixon

The next level of enthusiasm is to create an internal technology organization – a senior executive position like a CTO, a technology department, etc – and develop proprietary software. Most businesses today believe that technology can dramatically improve the way they operate.

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Silicon Valley – a Corporate Innovation Candy Store. Corporate business development and strategic partner executives are flocking to Silicon Valley to find these five types of innovation.

The Alien Entrepreneur: Startups Struggle to find Technical Talent.

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft. The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft. Do you need a CIO or CTO or both? I am currently CTO at ProspectStream and SaaS Capital. The Alien Entrepreneur.

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A Glimpse: My American Dream

thebarefootvc

I have the opportunity to build bridges from NYC to Nairobi, from Dhaka to Denver, from Silicon Valley to Singapore. This is MY American dream…and I applaud the administration, including my good friend and US CTO Aneesh Chopra, and all the organizations taking part in Startup America for highlighting and enabling the promise that exists in each individual.

Hear how the Lean Startup began — and helped one company find success: Episode 2 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Eric Ries and Jon Sebastiani

Steve Blank

He later co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU and then authored The Lean Startup. I was flabbergasted – almost stunned — to discover that in Silicon Valley all kinds of people looked at that resume and said, ‘Hey you’ve learned a lot of important lessons on someone else’s dime.’

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

Episode 40: Website Traffic and Online Booking with Joseph Shemesh and Ethan Anderson

Mike Michalowicz

Joseph is an Achieved CEO/CTO investor and strategic advisor. He was recently honored to be named to the Silicon Valley 100 and 16 Up-and-Coming Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs You Need to Meet. Also Available On. Show Summary.

Is Going for Rapid Growth Always Good? Aren’t Startups So Much More?

Both Sides of the Table

And the wrong message is frankly strewn all over Silicon Valley. And this is fueled by the VC culture in Silicon Valley. I think the one thing that niggles me that most is reserving the word “startup” for only super-growth, Silicon Valley style businesses. Has Silicon Valley really become so elitist that it wants to reserver the word “startup” for companies only with the ambition of hyper growth?

Where the Mobile Things Are

Austin Startup

For chief information officers (CIOs) and other IT professionals, a couple of recommended groups are the ATC’s CIO/CTO roundtable and the Association of IT Professionals (or AITP). Events Mobile AITP ATC CIO color CTO Featured GigaOm hurricane party Mobile Monday Texas wireless summit

The Top 5 Tech Investors For 2014

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , he set his sights for Silicon Valley in 1993 and made a huge impact on what would become the elusive worldwide web.

Lessons Learned: The hacker's lament

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, December 7, 2008 The hackers lament One of the thrilling parts of working and writing in Silicon Valley is the incredible variety of people Ive had the chance to meet. Hire a CTO or VP Engineering. The trick is to hire a good one - I wrote a little about this in What does a startup CTO actually do? Our CTO is the CEO himself, but he lacks the understanding of the new software development processes and the new technologies.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

November 23, 2010 Entrepreneurs, Using Outsourcing to Obtain Capital Efficiency Needs to be Thought Through to be Effective - Robert Ochtel , June 7, 2010 Teen Entrepreneur, Brian Wong, Youngest Founder to Receive Angel Funding - teenentrepreneurblog.com , October 28, 2010 Build Your Own Silicon Valley? Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 32: Evangelos Simoudis and Ashok Srivastava

Steve Blank

Innovation outposts in Silicon Valley allow big companies to sense and respond to rapid changes in technology. Srivastava leads Verizon’s innovation outpost (their Silicon Valley R&D center) in Palo Alto focusing on building products and services powered by big data and analytics.

Study: Happiness Comes From Respect, Not Money

Inc Startups

Apparently there’s a reason why so many Silicon Valley start-up millionaires (and billionaires) continue to wear the same tattered jeans and flip flops they've always worn: It's not the money that makes them happy; it's the respect their hard work garners. A recent U.C.

When Should Technical Founders Become CEO?

Both Sides of the Table

Much has been written about when it is time to hire a “professional CEO” to run a startup company and of course that has long been a norm in Silicon Valley when founders find that their inexperience may be a limiting factor in company growth ( know as the Peter Principle ). It seemed that Google was being out innovated by another Silicon Valley technical leader, Mark Zuckerberg. Of course Larry returning wasn’t the only Silicon Valley comeback.

Startups: Stop Trying To Hire Ninja-Rockstar Engineers

OnStartups

He was formerly the co-founder and CTO at Designer Pages. While companies fight tooth and nail over engineers with MIT or Stanford degrees with years of experience, as CTO of designer pages, my best hires were consistently entry-level developers that I developed on the job.

The Alien Entrepreneur: My Takeaways from MobileX Cincy

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. he also discussed that Silicon Valley investors prefer technical founders. The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft. The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft. Do you need a CIO or CTO or both?

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

TechStars Patriot Boot Camp Is Happening This Week

Feld Thoughts

Todd Park (US CTO) and Aneesh Chopra (Former US CTO) are delivering a keynotes, along with Paul Bucha (Medal of Honor Recipient) and many others. The TechStars Patriot Boot Camp is made possible by sponsors: Kauffman Foundation , Kauffman FastTrac , SoftLayer , Silicon Valley Bank , Georgetown University , and Prediculous. Charles Kelly, Silicon Valley Bank. Sean Stone, Silicon Valley Bank. Shai Goldman, Silicon Valley Bank.

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

Meredith came to see me along with the CTO Marc Berte. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. That was three months ago this week. Today I’m handing her the largest A-round check I’ve ever written as a VC as we lead her $10 million A-Round at uBeam.

Entrepreneurs, not the government, will save Europe’s economy

The Next Web

Dries Buytaert is the co-founder and CTO and Acquia , a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for open source content management system Drupal. Silicon Valley is a state of mind.

Open Innovation in DC

Startup Lessons Learned

They are leveraging the same kinds of new technology, management thinking, and big data to improve lives that we routinely use here in Silicon Valley. There's never been a better time to innovate" United States CTO Aneesh Chopra kicked off the event by saying: "there's never been a better time to innovate." Take a look at this profile of Todd Park, the CTO of HHS, who was one of the innovators honored at the Champions of Change event last week.

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Gaining User Insights from Prototypes

The Product Guy

In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J.

Introducing Product Management to your Organization

The Product Guy

In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J.

User Testing by Example

The Product Guy

In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J.

Walker Twitter Highlights: October 17th – 30th

Scott Edward Walker

Cheers, Scott Top 5 Tweets Quora: “What makes someone an awesome co-founder CTO?” v8dvUP “I was on Wall Street two weeks ago, and I’ve been in Silicon Valley this past week. Twitter Highlights co-founder entrepreneurs HN quora raising capital silicon valley startup YCI’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.

Product Pricing in Product Management

The Product Guy

In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J.

Part 2 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Steve Weinstein and Venk Shukla

Steve Blank

Venk Shukla , president TiE Silicon Valley and general partner, Monta Vista Capital. — In the next segment, I spoke with Venk Shukla about his journey from bureaucrat in India to Silicon Valley entrepreneur.

Managing your Product Management Career

The Product Guy

In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J.

Behavioral Economics in Product Management

The Product Guy

In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J.

Financial Modeling for Product Managers

The Product Guy

In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J.

Hiring Product Managers

The Product Guy

In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J.

Arctic15 Joins International Women’s Day’s 50-50 Theme

ArcticStartup

The the latest issue of CoFounder magazine pointed out that even country-by-country one third to half of entrepreneurs are women, only 3% of Silicon Valley technology companies are founded by women.