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Join Us Next Week @DEMO Traction, The Growth Conference

By Erick Schonfeld

   We are less than a week away from DEMO Traction in San Francisco on April 22. If you are obsessed with growth or are charged with finding new technologies to turbocharge your own company’s growth, this event is for you (get tickets here). We will hear from speakers who created billion-dollar startups such as […]

Mobile, Startups, Traction Watch

Traction Watch: How Canva Reached 2 Million Users In 18 Months

By John Brandon

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Editor’s note: Traction Watch is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the DEMO Traction conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. Companies can apply here to showcase, or those similarly obsessed can register here to attend. It’s a jaw-dropping moment over at Canva, the trendy startup that lets you create graphics in seconds. In […]

Mobile, Startups, Traction Watch

Traction Watch: 4 Solid Reasons Domo Will Double Its Revenue This Year To $100 Million

By John Brandon

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Editor’s note: Traction Watch is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the DEMO Traction conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. Companies can apply here to showcase, or those similarly obsessed can register here to attend. If you haven’t heard of the business intelligence company Domo, you can be forgiven because it’s been in […]

Enterprise, Mobile, Traction Watch

Traction Watch: Mixpanel Is Now Tracking 45 Billion User Actions Every Month

By John Brandon

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Editor’s note: Traction Watch is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the DEMO Traction conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. Companies can apply here to showcase, or those similarly obsessed can register here to attend. Every company worth its salt knows to focus on what customers want. Yet, there’s still many products and […]

Mobile, Startups, Traction Watch

Traction Watch: Livestreaming is the New Selfie Stick

By James A. Martin

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Editor’s note: Traction Watch is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the DEMO Traction conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. Companies can apply here to showcase, or those similarly obsessed can register here to attend.   Live video streaming has exploded in the past week as the next big “thing.” Will it maintain […]

Enterprise, Startups, Traction Watch

Traction Watch: How Spredfast Handled A Growth Bump

By John Brandon

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Editor’s note: Traction Watch is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the DEMO Traction conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. Companies can apply here to showcase, or those similarly obsessed can register here to attend.   Growth is usually a good thing, but it can cause executives some serious headaches. A new influx […]

Conferences, Traction Watch

Find Tomorrow’s Unicorns At DEMO Traction

By Erick Schonfeld

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It used to be that billion-dollar startups were a rare and magical thing—so rare that they were called “unicorns.” These days we are surrounded by unicorns—39 by one count, 78 by another. More and more seem to be gathering around us every day. In an earlier era, most of these companies would be public by […]

Innovators, Startups, Traction Watch

Traction Watch: Game of Drones

By James A. Martin

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Despite uncertainty over draft FAA regulations, both industrial and consumer drones are set to takeoff this year. VC funding of drone startups is skyrocketing, and crowdsourced funding campaigns for consumer drones have flown far above initial goals.
The drone industry received $108 million in VC funding in 2014, according to CB Insights. That’s a 104 percent year-over-year increase.

Traction Watch

The Traction You Need To Go From Seed To Series A

By Erick Schonfeld

“After raising a seed round, every startup should get smart about the inflection points they need to pass in growth, revenue, etc. to demonstrate the traction (customer acceptance, virality, revenue, engagement, etc.) they need to land a Series A. ” “It’s vital that you have a clear picture of the traction and proof points you’ll […]

Mobile, Startups, Traction Watch

Traction Watch: BetterWorks Is Ramping Up To Get Your Ducks In A Row

By John Brandon

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Editor’s note: Traction Watch is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the DEMO Traction conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. Companies can apply here to showcase, or those similarly obsessed can register here to attend. Looks like the quantified workplace is paying off in spades. Known as FitBit for employee-related goals, Palo Alto-based […]

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