Chase customer value, not investors: ActiveCampaign CEO on securing Series B funding after 17 years

  After 17 years of building its business, ActiveCampaign just raised $100 million in Series B funding. Instead of chasing investors, they’ve built a better product by ignoring the competition. ActiveCampaign sees itself as a business partner for organizations, rather than just a tool.     As startups grow, there’s often a question looming: when…

Republic: How to invest in the scrappy startups today that could be the Fortune 500 companies of tomorrow

Do you ever wish you’d had the opportunity to invest in a company like Netflix or Facebook when they were just a fledgling startup?  In the most simple terms, investment platform Republic was created to just that. The platform democratizes fundraising so that anyone can access investment opportunities in the startup ecosystem.  The company has…

Facebook’s Scandals Seem Never-Ending. Don’t Cut Them From Your Marketing.

  Cambridge Analytica, privacy concerns, housing discrimination, misinformation, the list goes on for Facebook’s problems over the past few years. These issues have scared off users and even some marketers, and have limited the platform’s data capabilities. But $5 billion in possible fines or being dragged in front of Congress doesn’t mean Facebook should be…