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Remote Work: Technology Solutions to Transition | Nine Four Ventures

“With the current state of worldwide health concerns due to COVID-19, many companies are leaning (or will eventually be forced) towards changing their day-to-day communication strategy by asking employees to work from home. With so many uncertainties, how will people adjust, and what companies will take charge to help with the transition from our everyday norm?”

Startups Pitch Tech Hubs Far From Silicon Valley |WSJ *Featuring BeyondHQ

“San Francisco entrepreneur Madhu Chamarty got the idea for his latest startup fromAmazon. com Inc.’s search for its second headquarters, which included finalists like Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio.
For him, the search highlighted overlooked cities away from the coasts that had the talent pools to host tech companies. Early last year, he launched Beyond HQ, a startup that uses technology to find new homes for Silicon Valley firms looking to move inland.”

America’s Best Startup Employers | Forbes *Featuring Bungalow

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the up-and-coming companies liked best by their employees in our inaugural ranking of America’s best startup employers. The list was compiled by evaluating 2,500 American businesses with at least 50 employees on three criteria: employer reputation, employee satisfaction and growth.”

Bringing Supply Chain Expertise To Office Furniture | *Featuring Branch

“Branch sells to individual consumers as well as office purchase managers. It does not work through traditional distribution channels. It sells direct in a $10 billion business that usually relies on middlemen. Branch has taken an approach more suited to the gig and startup economy. It offers 50 percent savings on office furniture, delivered and installed in a week. When companies outgrow their office space, they can keep the furniture or trade it in for credit.”

Stay Alfred Named to Inc. Magazine’s Vet100 List | MENAFN

“Stay Alfred, the hospitality startup that pioneered the travel apartment concept in alternative accommodations, has been named to the annual Vet100 list – a compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses. The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, was born out of the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S.”

A New Dawn: The Renter Experience In 2010 Versus 2020 | Forbes

“Technology has reshaped our lives in so many ways — instant transportation at the click of a button, instant grocery or food delivery and the ability to communicate via video with anyone in the world are just a few of the perks technology brings to the table every day. While the real estate industry has historically been slower to adopt technological innovations, technology now plays a major role across various aspects of the industry.”

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