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Implementing a Data-Driven Strategy to Drive Investment Intelligence | Webinar Recap
January 10, 2023
The key to Fintech and investment success is understanding the data around people and companies that operate within the economy. This article recaps some points discussed in our recent Fintech and investment deep dive webinar.
Sharing Economy Unicorns: Data on How they Grew their Teams
November 18, 2022
Inspired by a post by David Sacks on the SaaS Org Chart, we looked into our data on the four companies David mentions: Uber, Doordash, Airbnb and Lyft–starting with the percentage of the total company headcount represented by each department at each round of fundraising.
Data: Python, Java, and C++ are the Holy Trinity of Big Tech
October 20, 2022
You can learn a lot about an industry or company from the people who work in it and their skill sets. The challenge there is this information isn’t usually available, even if you work within one of those companies. In the process of creating the Deconstructing Big Tech webinar, we leveraged that ability to get an insider's view of the skill sets of Big Tech engineers.
In Big Tech, Growth is Product Led
October 13, 2022
Over the past decade or so, many successful companies seem to have shifted their focus away from high touch departments, like Sales, Marketing, and towards Engineering and Operations staff. In multiple examples since 2010, the percentage of employees in Sales and CS departments decreased, while the percentage in engineering and Ops increased.
How Chime, Stripe, and Plaid Grew Their Teams Toward Unicorn Valuations
May 4, 2022
Using PDL data we examined the trajectory of three leading fintech companies–Chime, Stripe, and Plaid–to see how they scaled their teams toward their unicorn valuations. Learn how each company built it's sales, engineering, marketing, and HR teams following every round of funding.