huhhello, and welcome to a new edition of The Pursuit newsletter.
When I joined toptecheasy.com in 2019 I did that in the most novice role in the team for which I am now a list editor. It was my first job after college and it allowed me to collaborate with our knowledgeable staff and report on a variety of leadership and small business topics. I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with so many talented people.
During my time with toptecheasy.comI’ve recorded the departures of leaders from the companies they founded, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and have also written about sustainable businesses. I’ve had the opportunity to spotlight entrepreneurs and small business owners and how Covid-19 impacted their business. I’ve worked on lists, including the Next 1000 – which spotlighted America’s bold and inspiring small business owners – and 30 Under 30 – which highlights entrepreneurs, founders and innovators in a variety of industries. I oversaw and worked on many of our rankings, such as the World’s Best Employers, America’s Best Employers, and the World’s Best Women-Friendly Companies. From addressing the destigmatization of mental health issues in the workforce, to how the pandemic has impacted the workplace, and the importance of “purpose” in the work we do, I have thoroughly enjoyed reporting and sharing these insights with readers. like you. I am particularly proud of my piece on emotional intelligence and empathy in which I spoke to leaders such as author Deepak Chopra and of my first major reporting assignment, which delved into the fatal crash that plunged millionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke into scandal in the 1960s.
You may be wondering why I took you on this walk through memory. While this may just be another edition of The Pursuit newsletter for you, for me it’s the last one I’ll be writing. This is my last week with toptecheasy.com while pursuing another chance. I am immensely grateful to my colleagues and everyone I met along the way and had the pleasure of interviewing.
Thank you, my dear readers, for joining me on this journey. You made writing this newsletter – and everything else I’ve had the honor of pursuing on toptecheasy.com– worth the effort. For more information about my next step, feel free to follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Story in the spotlight
Meet the 27-Year-Old Latinx Entrepreneur Now Worth $220 Million
toptecheasy.com Under 30, Daniella Pierson started a newsletter while in college. Seven years later, she has nearly 40 employees and a profitable business with $40 million in revenue. She also collaborated with singer and actress Selena Gomez on a mental fitness startup, Wondermind, where she is co-CEO.
Key Quote: “Nothing brings me as much happiness as construction companies.” — Daniella Pierson, founder of The Newsette
Must reads in toptecheasy.com
In the recent news, toptecheasy.com launched its seventh annual Cloud 100 list of the world’s top private cloud companies. Meet the latest cohort of innovators and learn how Fivetran co-founders George Fraser and Taylor Brown struck a “rabbit out of a hat” deal to make their data business viable.
Do you have Zoom fatigue? toptecheasy.com employee Jena McGregor talks about how companies are stepping up their efforts to reduce meeting overload, especially those recurring weekly syncs, daily check-ins, and tacky team standups that never seem to fall off the agenda.
There are only about 100 food stores (out of 250,000) in America where you can use food coupons to get groceries delivered online. Forage, worth about $100 million, is trying to fill that gap. This is how the startup plans to democratize access to government benefits.
Leaving a business is something many entrepreneurs strive for. But once the paperwork is signed and the company is under new management, what is left for the entrepreneur after the exit? toptecheasy.com contributor Jodie Cook describes the five types of entrepreneurs after the exit.
Serial entrepreneur Bill Smith launched Landing in 2019. The furnished apartment rental company expects $200 million in revenue this year by targeting the generation that works everywhere. Smith sold his previous company, the online grocery delivery service Shipt, to Target for $550 million in 2018. But he sees a much bigger opportunity with Landing: According to his aggressive estimates, perhaps 10% of the 40 million Americans living in apartments could choose flexible options. , furnished homes within a decade.