$1 Billion valuation solving an “unsexy” problem – YoungEntrepreneur

“Over the past eight years, the young entrepreneurs have attracted roughly $300 million in funding from venture capital firms and angel investors the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Mark Cuban. The company, which grew its sales by 150 percent last year and now sports a valuation of around $1 billion, boasts a customer base of roughly 15 million users and 150,000 businesses.”

Read the full article here: Aaron Levie on Box’s $1 Billion Valuation and Solving the World’s ‘Unsexy’ Problems |

An Interview with TechStars NYC co-founder, David Tisch – Under30CEO

“Investors around the world have some similarities in what they look for in potential investments, but they don’t always value a startup’s strengths and weaknesses the same way.  While considering applicants for TechStars, David stated that the key factors they were looking for were – team, market, product & idea, in that exact order.”
Investability of a Startup: Interview with BoxGroup’s David Tisch : Under30CEO

Growth Hacking vs. Marketing

“A growth hacker really is just a marketer, but one with a different set of challenges to tackle and tools to work with. There are a few key differences between startups and big companies (for simplicity’s sake, I’ll call them “corporations”) that best explain the difference:”

Growth Hacking vs. Marketing via The Next Web

Growth hacking is new to me, so as I learn more about this tactic I will post more here on Treppin.