Ask any startup veteran: No matter how successful a company ultimately becomes, you can be sure that its early days were peppered with missteps and failures—most minor, but a few likely painful and spectacular.
So, why would anyone want to share those mistakes with the world? The company is the subject of season two of the podcast Startupwhich premieres on Thursday.
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Startup devotes each season to chronicling the ups and downs of a single fledgling company. Listeners heard Blumberg stutter through disastrous VC pitches and agonize over whether he was taking the company in the right direction. The tape caught dozens of fraught exchanges between Blumberg and his wife, his partner, his investors and several of his overworked employees.
Dating Ring founders Emma Tessler...
Kay and Tessler say they expect
Dating ring founder emma Ring to get the same warts-and-all treatment. They are continuing to tape through June and will not hear any of the episodes before they air. What else will we hear this season? A partner leaves the company unexpectedly, say Kay and Tessler. They say the Startup staff has interviewed a number of people, including Y Combinator partners and the head of competitor Match. View Emma Tessler's profile on...
Last year, Kay noticed a striking imbalance in the Dating Ring membership: In New York City, they had far more female clients, while their San Francisco database was dominated by men. So, the company cooked up a stunt: Cross-Country Love, a crowdfunded event where the company flew 16 single female New Yorkers out to the west coast for a long weekend of dates with Silicon Valley bachelors.
Dating ring founder emma surprisingly, the trip got a lot of press —not all of it positive.
While much of the coverage was biting, Kay says she still sees the Cross-Country Love trip as a success. Fortune plans to follow up with Kay and Tessler once the season is underway.
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By Kristen Bellstrom April 23, For Lauren Kay, Founder and CEO of Dating Ring, she's experienced a Lauren said her other Co-Founder, Emma Tessler, is a huge podcast. To the Dating Ring Community: After an amazing five years of getting the chance to set up members, Dating Ring shut its doors on August 31, We set out to change the a good time!
xo. Lauren, Emma, Shearly, and the Dating Ring team. To the Dating Ring
Dating ring founder emma After an amazing five years of Dating ring founder emma the chance to set up members, Dating Ring shut its doors on August 31, We set out to change the a good time!
xo. Lauren, Emma, Shearly, and the Dating Ring team.
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