Erica Swallow

Erica Swallow

Tech journalist and entrepreneur.

Erica Swallow is a status quo wrecker, entrepreneur, and technology/education journalist. Her thoughts have been published in Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

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10 tips for managing remote teams article

10 Pro Tips for Hiring and Managing Remote Engineering and Design Teams

In a recent RocketSpace workshop, Su Yuen Chin, co-founder of on-demand tech talent platform MomoCentral, shared advice for founders looking to build effective remote teams. Here are the top ten pro tips we extracted from her workshop.

Rs blog5growthtips nov30 article

4 Tips for Fueling Your Startup Growth

Acquiring users is part of the startup journey. After all, if you don't have users, what's the use of having your product?

5 communications lessons from a silicon valley leadership coach article

5 Communications Lessons From a Silicon Valley Leadership Coach

Entrepreneurship is stressful. Startup founders are tasked with not only building a business that obtains hockey-stick growth, but also with making sure their teammates, investors, and partners are happy. That's where leadership coaching comes in for some founders.

5 keys to being a successful entrepreneur sami inkinen article

5 Entrepreneurial Lessons This Startup CEO Learned Rowing Across the Pacific

What do you learn about startups by rowing for 45 days and 2,400 miles across the Pacific? Quite a lot, says serial entrepreneur and investor Sami Inkinen.

5 work life productivity hacks for startup founders article

5 Work-Life Productivity Hacks for Startup Founders

In a recent talk at RocketSpace, serial entrepreneur and investor Sami Inkinen shared his story of rowing across the Pacific Ocean. His talk was chock-full of unexpected advice for achieving work-life harmony.

Nir eyal blog post article

6 Ways to Build Habit-Forming Tech Products

All entrepreneurs want their product to be a hit — to build something that users love and use daily, if not more frequently. But what is it about apps like Facebook, Snapchat, and Whatsapp that keeps users coming back for more? They're addictive, says product guru and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Nir Eyal, the mind behind "Hooked: How to Build Habit-forming Products."

Rs blog equity dec14 article

Equity Crowdfunding: Should Your Startup Fundraise on Indiegogo?

Until recently, startups were restricted to raising equity funding from accredited investors who met income or wealth requirements. Now, any aspiring venture capitalist can try his or her hand at investing in startups in exchange for equity.

Vincent dignan part 3 of 3 article

Growth Hacking 101: Essential Sales Tips for Startups (Part 3 of 3)

You're not running a successful business unless you're making money. Yes, it's great to solve customer problems and employ talented people, but in the end, the ship will sink without revenue. Here's how to land sales early on.

How to build an online audience article

Growth Hacking 101: How To Build Your Startup's Online Audience (Part 2 of 3)

In his recent talk at RocketSpace, co-author of "Secret Sauce: A Step-by-step Guide to Growth Hacking" Vincent Dignan discussed personal branding, sales, and growth hacking. If you're trying to build an audience for your startup, take a page from Dignan's strategy book with these five tips.

Vincent dignan 1 article

Growth Hacking 101: Personal Branding for Startup Founders (Part 1 of 3)

Growth hacking expert Vincent Dignan, a startup founder himself, is a huge advocate for entrepreneurs building their own personal brand. In a recent talk at RocketSpace, Dignan dished out non-stop tips and strategies for everything from growing sales and increasing referral traffic to getting on magazine covers and building a loyal following.

Immigration for startups 5 considerations when applying for visas article

Immigration for Startups: 5 Considerations When Applying for Visas

In a recent RocketSpace workshop on startup immigration, U.S. immigration attorney Elizabeth Jamae, founding partner of Silicon Valley immigration law firm Jamae Law, discussed key considerations startup founders should take into account when moving their businesses from abroad to the United States or when hiring talent from overseas.

Lean startup article

Lean Startup: Why Every Corporate Innovation Team Should Consider It

If you work in a corporate environment and are seeking ways to improve revenues, the product development cycle, or the culture of innovation in your company, Lean Startup may be an effective way to reach your goals. Corporations like GE, ING, and Samsung are adopting it. Why not consider it?

Nerdwallet blog post article

NerdWallet Co-founder Jacob Gibson's Tips on Hiring and Company Culture

NerdWallet, a San Francisco-based financial recommendations startup, frequently makes best-places-to-work lists, such as the Bay Area News Group Top Workplaces, year after year. But what does it take to build a company that people love to work for?

Rs blog indi dec14 article

Should Your Startup Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Venture capital, bootstrapping, taking out loans, maxing out credit cards — these are the financing modes you hear most about when entrepreneurs kickstart their companies. But what about crowdfunding?

Rs blogbooks nov30 article

Two Books About Venture Capital That Every Entrepreneur Should Read

There are two books worth reading cover to cover that can help entrepreneurs understand venture capitalists better.