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Tech in Latin America: An entrepreneur’s guide to May’s startup news

Tech in Latin America: An entrepreneur’s guide to May’s startup news

At the beginning of May, the Latin America Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) released a report showing that venture capital investment in the region had more than doubled from 2018 to 2019, reaching a total of $4.6 billion invested into “LatAm” companies. Fast-forward from December 2019 to May 2020 and the region’s startup…
3 personal growth tips I’ve learned in my 12 years as a developer

3 personal growth tips I’ve learned in my 12 years as...

My first real job in programming started on July 5, 2007, which means I have just over twelve years of experience as I write this. It’s a lot more than nothing, but probably not much more than something. Ten years seems to be about the right amount of time to get good at something, though…
How my amateur woodwork made me a better CEO

How my amateur woodwork made me a better CEO

Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! Whenever I have a free moment during weekends, I like to build…
A step-by-step guide to becoming a better engineering manager

A step-by-step guide to becoming a better engineering manager

The typical job description for many engineering manager roles is action-packed. It is a mix of hands-on coding, technical leadership and decision making, process and project management, product oversight, people management, finding and hiring talent… the list goes on. In our work, we deal with both technical and people systems: we support individual engineers’ growth;…
How to build resilience into your company culture while remote

How to build resilience into your company culture while remote

If I were to choose one word to define 2020 so far, it would be resilience. Others might describe it as “challenging.” And most people probably would choose more explicit four-letter words. From bushfires to pandemics, we can all agree it’s been a rocky first quarter. One of the most significant recent changes is the…
An entrepreneur’s guide to COVID-19 tech news in May

An entrepreneur’s guide to COVID-19 tech news in May

Across the globe, the month of May saw a wide assortment of encouraging and discouraging COVID-19-related headlines emerge from communities, organizations and governments. China permitted over one million people to venture to its parks, including Disneyland in Shanghai, while European countries too eased lockdowns. In the US, the seeming hopefulness of relaxed restrictions in much…
Scaling API-driven development can be difficult — here’s how to nail it

Scaling API-driven development can be difficult — here’s how to nail...

Developers today think in Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs. Looking at APIs first helps you concentrate on the problem that you are looking to solve in an application, or as part of a wider service. With communication between components in an application all taking place via APIs, this approach makes it easier to adopt microservices…
5 ‘product market fit’ tips to make your startup successful

5 ‘product market fit’ tips to make your startup successful

“We don’t have product market fit.”  The board room fell silent. How could a rapidly growing company with a $50 million revenue in a hot category not have product market fit? Yet having invested over $100 million, we as the board had just realized that lack of product market fit imperiled the business.  Product market…
Why entrepreneurs need annoying sideline critics

Why entrepreneurs need annoying sideline critics

Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! It must be wonderful to be a sideline critic. You can easily…
No need to mourn the death of the third-party cookie

No need to mourn the death of the third-party cookie

For several years, third-party cookies have been the mainstay of online audience tracking, but now they are finally on their way out. This is hardly a shocking development for anyone who has been observing trends in the media industry, marketing technology and privacy sensitivities in recent years. And yet, amid the whirlwinds of the industry’s…

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