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Mental Health at Early-Stage Startups: Unpacking Expectations

Mental Health at Early-Stage Startups: Unpacking Expectations

Welcome to our fourth installment in our series on mental health at early-stage startups. Read our previous post here with Kristen Habacht. For this post, we spoke with Matt Henderson, former Sales Manager at Greenhouse, about how unpacking expectations can help with managing stress and...

Mental Health at Early-Stage Startups: Sharing Your Journey

Mental Health at Early-Stage Startups: Sharing Your Journey

Welcome to our third installment in our series on mental health at early stage startups. Read our previous post here with Justin Welsh. For this post, we spoke with Kristen Habacht, Global Head of Enterprise Development Sales (previously VP of Sales) at Trello, about how...

Founder Refresh Grants & Continuing To Grow Your Company

Founder refresh grants have been top of mind for us here at Bowery Capital. As many of our portfolio companies mature and raise follow on financing, the Acceleration Team becomes involved in helping founders think about their own equity. It is a fairly common practice...

Mental Health at Early-Stage Startups: Managing Burnout

Mental Health at Early-Stage Startups: Managing Burnout

Welcome to our second installment in our series on mental health at early stage startups. Read our previous post here with Jake Farmakis. For this post, we spoke with Justin Welsh from The Official Justin, formerly SVP of Sales at PatientPop about managing burnout. “Burnout is...

Mental Health at Early-Stage Startups: Finding Your Passion

Mental Health at Early-Stage Startups: Finding Your Passion

We’re excited to announce a new series focused on raising awareness around mental health at early-stage startups. Historically, mental health has been stigmatized and a touchy subject to discuss. As an HR professional, I’ve spent countless hours working through difficult personal and professional situations with...

2019 Bowery Capital Fellows

Announcing our 2019 Bowery Capital Fellows!

Last month, we kicked off year 3 of the Bowery Capital Fellowship. We had a record number of applicants (over 100 undergrads) and we’re pleased to announce our 2019 Bowery Capital Fellows: Yash Gurditta (Columbia University), Avani Bahl (Barnard College), Eliza Loftus (University of Pittsburgh),...

The 7 Do’s and Don’t of Sales Reference Checks

The 7 Do’s and Don’t of Sales Reference Checks

I love sales reference checks. There’s a line you won’t hear very often, but it’s true. References are my favorite part of an interview process. It’s the social proof to back up what you’ve (hopefully) been able to learn throughout the interview process for a...

independent board members

Being Cautious About Independent Board Members

Supporting our entrepreneurs in the choosing of independent board members is something that has been front of mind for us recently as many of our companies have had the capability to add new blood to their Board of Directors. Fred Wilson had a great post...

Key Steps for Interview Prep

The 6 Key Steps for Interview Prep

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden started each season by teaching his team one fundamental lesson: how to properly put on their socks and shoes. The basic premise of this was to solidify one of his favorite mantras, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” The...

Bowery Capital Fellowship Program

Launching Into Year 3: The Bowery Capital Fellowship Program

After 2 successful summers of The Bowery Capital Sales Fellowship Program, we’re thrilled to embark on Year 3. Over the years, we’ve built strong relationships with career centers at universities such as Boston College, Stanford and Columbia, athletic departments at UVa, Penn and The University...

3 Considerations Before Promoting A Seller To Sales Manager

We’ve discussed AE Promotion Mapping in SaaS, and as we continue to think about career mapping for your sales team, it’s crucial that we address a very common mistake made in most growing SaaS organizations: Promoting a seller into management before they’re ready (or know...

Top Tips For Recruiting Recent Grads

Helpful Tips For Recruiting Recent Grads

Though most colleges ended the school year in June, many recent grads who don’t go straight into investment banking, consulting or accounting don’t start actively looking for their first role until August or September. Beyond that, about 35-40% of recent college graduates are moving back...

Common Sales Hire Traits That Are Overvalued

Common Sales Hire Traits That Are Overvalued

What are the most important sales hire traits when adding heads to your sales organization? Many early stage companies tend to over-value qualities that aren’t actually as important as one may think. In fact, many of the skills that early stage companies look for in...