Tech's Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Recruiting, Technology, Venture Capital | No Comments

The Google engineer who was fired last week over his memo wrote that most women were biologically unsuited to working in tech because they were more focused on "feelings and aesthetics than ideas"…

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Top 10 Things Every Startup CEO Needs to Know About HR

By Shannon Swift | Consulting, Human Resources, Venture Capital | No Comments

Culture matters, right from the beginning – be intentional about it.  HR is in the best seat to help define, articulate and provide oversight to ensure there is consistency across the entire…

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Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting

By Jack Perkins | Consulting, Human Resources, Recruiting, Best Practices, Venture Capital | No Comments

Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet. Recruiting for software engineers and other in-demand positions gives everyone the…

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GitHub Gender Bias Claims Show Startups Need HR Role Early

By Erin Coe | Human Resources, Venture Capital | No Comments

Law360, San Diego (March 18, 2014, 11:56 PM ET) -- A female GitHub Inc. engineer's tweets on Friday that she left the San Francisco-based technology company because of alleged gender discrimination…

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14 Ways to be a Great Start-up CEO

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Leadership, News, Technology, Venture Capital | No Comments

Everyone thinks that being a startup CEO is a glamorous job or one that has to be a ton of fun. That's what I now refer to as the "glamour brain" speaking aka the startup life you hear about from the…

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Swift HR Solutions and the NWEN First Look Forum

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Leadership, Technology, Venture Capital | No Comments

Swift HR Solutions is a big supporter of the Northwest Entrepreneurs' Network, focused on helping Northwest based companies succeed. 

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Tech Executive Pay Raises Way Down

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Human Resources, Recruiting, Technology, Venture Capital, Compensation, Finance | No Comments

According to a recent article in one of our favorite online publications, Xconomy, the raises for tech executives are the lowest they have ever been, even lower then the bubble burst of 2000-2001. 

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Negotiating a Better Series A Deal

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Venture Capital, Finance | No Comments

Xconomy, the online technology publication, posted an interesting article today regarding Series A funding.  I highly recommend you read the entire article  and spend some time playing with the…

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Swift HR Solutions Sponsors Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open as a Start-up-in-a-box Sponsor

By Swift HR Solutions Team | News, Technology, Venture Capital | No Comments

Swift HR Solutions is proud to be a sponsor of the Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open. The Clean Tech  Open is based in California and works to find, fund and foster the most successful cleantech…

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Private Company Investing seems to be making a come back

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Venture Capital, Finance | No Comments

According to a recent report from Cooley, Godward, Kronish, LLP the future is a bit brighter for companies out looking for Venture funding.  The data revealed that the median for pre-money valuations…

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