Snapchat, College Recruiting and $25B Question

Ever wonder why students apply to one college over the other? Ever wonder why some companies are valued at billions of dollars? Social media companies that catch fire have traditionally been started by making themselves irresistible and essential parts of college-aged users’ lives. But can a photo that only appears for 24 hours and features a group of strangers wearing pirate hats sway a student to choose a college? Is there a correlation here? Let’s look at that little Facebook…

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Funding, FUND Conference and Midwestern Math

Did you go to the recent FUND conference? They did a great job of opening up the conference to 1871 entrepreneurs with comped tickets. Our product lead, Jimmie Bjorling, took advantage of the offer. The least we could do to thank them was to report back. Did you go? Comment below. If not, here’s the scoop. The FUND Conference is a leadership conference meant to bring early stage investors together with growing companies. Three days, 40 speakers, and 100+ pitch-crazy companies…

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SWEDISH BLOOD for CONTENT CARNIVORES

SWEDISH BLOOD for CONTENT CARNIVORES Jimmie Björling: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmiebjorling Jimmie Björling started as an intern of ours at Content Carnivores and within that time we brought him onboard full-time as employee #5 . It’s no surprise that Jimmie jumped into the startup scene and excelled. His interest in the entrepreneur world began at an early age. Jimmie, being a professional golfer on the Scandinavian Tour and trying to reach the European Tour, started his own company when he was 14 years old…

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Social Selling is More than Grinding Out Leads

Just the facts, m’am. Social selling is about relationships. Anyone can buy a list. Anyone can pummel their contacts with marketing automation. But the ones who don’t grind out leads and instead cultivate relationships are winning. 98 percent of sales reps with more than 5,000 LinkedIn connections meet or surpass quota. 73 percent of salespeople using social selling as part of their sales process outperformed their sales peers and exceeded their quotas 23 percent more often. But only 40 percent…

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Seahawks, 911, and a FinTech Writer

  Catching up on the random streams from my content apps, I watched a story get spun in a series of swipes. First, I had not heard about the Seahawks and their ‘demonstration of unity’. That isn’t surprising. I hate the Seahawks. I know hate is a strong word. But I’m a Packer fan and other Packer fans will understand. The freedom to strongly dislike a sports rival is something to be cherished and enjoyed by fans. The freedom to protest is also…

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