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Amazing Deep Dive Into How SurveyMonkey​ Cracked the International Market and is Accelerating Growth Overseas -- including advice from CTO Selina Tobaccowala (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/the-inside-story-on-how-surveymonkey-cracked-the-international-market/
SurveyMonkey CTO Selina Tobaccowalla provides a deep dive into how the company internationalized to build a world-class business.
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When Small Meets Large, Small (Almost) Always Wins -- How Every Startup Has the Opportunity to Take on Goliath (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/leslies-law-when-small-meets-large-small-almost-always-wins/
Longtime entrepreneur and investor Mark Leslie on the inevitable truth that when small companies meet big ones, small usually wins out. Here's why.
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Why We Think Flexport will be the Uber of the Sea (via Bloomberg Business) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-11/flexport-wants-to-be-uber-of-the-oceans
Bringing freight and the Internet together
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Venture Capitalists Enlist Student-Run Funds to Find the Next Facebook -- Go Dorm Room Fund! (via The Wall Street Journal) www.wsj.com/articles/venture-capitalists-enlist-student-run-funds-to-find-the-next-facebook-1430341449
With fierce competition for spotting early startup winners, some venture capitalists are developing new strategies to find promising young businesses, such as sponsoring student-run funds.
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Twilio Co-founder Evan Cooke shares how CTOs should embrace change to stay effective and make a bigger difference for their companies (New on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/this-is-how-effective-ctos-embrace-change/
Twilio Co-founder Evan Cooke shares the best ways to stay effective and make impact at every stage of being a startup CTO.
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What I Learned Scaling Engineering Teams Through Euphoria and Horror (advice from former Yahoo  VP Engineering Tim Howes on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/what-i-learned-scaling-engineering-teams-through-euphoria-and-horror/
Serial entrepreneur Tim Howes has grown several huge engineering teams from scratch. Here are the five area he focuses on to keep everything on track.
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This Is the Program +Planet Labs Uses to Turn Interns into Company Leaders (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/planet-labs-turned-its-interns-into-company-leaders-with-this-program/
Planet Labs CTO Chris Boshuizen on how to build an internship program that will turn promising young people into incredible assets for your company.
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Engineering Culture Has a Loyalty & Longevity Problem — How This Leader is Solving It (new on First Round Review) 
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Tiho Bajic, CTO of Nitro, on how engineering culture has become destructive and how to fix it to foster loyalty and longevity.
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Here's How Adobe's Director of Product Marketing Navigates the Paradox of Choice (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/heres-how-adobes-director-of-product-marketing-navigates-the-paradox-of-choice/
Product marketers constantly need to decide how many choices to present to their users and customers. Here's how Adobe thinks about it.
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This One Little Rubric Completely Changed +Box's Engineering Team's Performance (New on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/one-rubric-changed-boxs-engineering-performance-heres-how/
Box's SVP Engineering Sam Schillace on the rubric that has helped the company build and maintain a culture of high performance.
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Ideas are easy to describe on paper. People are not. That's why First Round is launching a new experiment today: The Open App -- Now startup teams everywhere can virtually pitch First Round's general partners
http://firstround.com/openapp
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