Reimagining the Office

8 Tips for Re-Imagining Your Office

As the world slowly emerges from a pandemic-induced work-from-home era and businesses move to adopt hybrid work plans, employees and employers alike have the opportunity to reconsider the role of their physical office spaces.
Hybrid Work - Getting it Right

Hybrid Work - Getting it Right

After over a year of pandemic-induced remote work, businesses across the country are preparing for employees to return to in-person offices in some form. Spoiler alert: no one has this figured out quite yet, and getting it right will take a lot of trial and error.
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Community as Capital: Why We Invest in People-Building

Founders Circle Capital is delighted to announce the closing of Fund III at $355M. Now, we're even stronger in our ability to invest in the people building today's fastest-growing companies who find themselves navigating the unique challenges of transitioning from startup to hyperscale. We believe, to our core, in the organizing principle of community as capital and that no company can be built if its people aren’t built first. Though funding in its various forms is essential, an investment in you is the most valuable currency we can offer.
Deal Desk - Do's and Don'ts

The Do‘s and Don’ts for Creating, Implementing, and Optimizing Your Deal Desk

A sales negotiation Deal Desk can streamline your sales team’s negotiation process, providing critical guidance and support for standard and complex deals alike. On the ground leaders of The Circle share best practices for creating, implementing, running, and optimizing a Deal Desk operation.
The Ins and Outs of the IPO Price Discovery Process

IPO Price Discovery with CFO Kim Jabal of Unity

When navigating towards your IPO, finding and setting the correct price for your company’s stock can be one of the most important aspects of the process. Kim Jabal of Unity joins The Circle to discuss the ins and outs of the price discovery process.
Compensation for your Sales Team - Getting it Right

Compensation for your Sales Team - Getting it Right

Sales compensation is often rife with difficulty and unintended consequences. Leading startup CFOs and a Deloitte principal discuss how to get it right.
“Ask Me Anything” with CFO Jeff Epstein of Apex and formerly of Oracle (2008-2011)

“Ask Me Anything” with CFO Jeff Epstein of Apex and formerly of Oracle (2008-2011)

From his former role as CFO of Oracle to his current position as co-CEO + CFO of a SPAC, Jeff Epstein has earned plenty of scar tissue with invaluable experience as a CFO for both private and public companies. Jeff shares his views on CFO best practices, navigating the transition from public to private, the "why" of SPACs, and more.
"Ask Me Anything" with CFO Lee Kirkpatrick Twilio (2012-2018)

"Ask Me Anything" with CFO Lee Kirkpatrick Twilio (2012-2018)

Veteran CFO Lee Kirkpatrick guided Twilio to and through its IPO from 2012-2018. Now he's an active board member and executive advisor to both venture-backed and public companies. Lee shares his views and best practices for exercising greater empathy, up-and-down the organization, as a cornerstone to being a strong leader in the company.
"Ask Me Anything" with CFO Criss Harms Forescout (2013-2020)

"Ask Me Anything" with CFO Criss Harms Forescout (2013-2020)

Veteran CFO Criss Harms guided ForeScout, a 20-year-old company, for nearly eight years to and through its IPO from 2013-2020 where he helped scale the business with people, systems, and processes. Having traveled the entire start-up journey, Criss has key insight and experience concerning CFO leadership and strategy.
Employee Mental Health - Helping Teams Navigate Adversity

Employee Mental Health - Helping Teams Navigate Adversity

While discussions about mental health in the workplace have always been critical, the unending parade of uncertainties and challenges in 2020 has heightened the issue’s size, scale, and intensity. Our friends from Lyra Health and Culture Amp lead The|Circle group to dig deeper into the frameworks and statistics around mental health, map that data to the tech workforce, and explore different benefits and resources for employee support.