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Instacart CMO Cheryl Law is no longer at the company

Instacart CMO Cheryl Law is no longer at the company, Techcrunch has learned. Instacart confirmed the departure. We were tipped off about her departure a bit before the whole Amazon making a $13.7B bid for Whole Foods thing went down. Law joined Instacart at the beginning of the year and was previously the CMO of Prosper. Instacart’s challenges can change on a nearly daily basis — especially following Amazon’s bid for Whole Foods. The company has to ensure it can load up its team with effective executives that can navigate…

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Stayawhile gets $1.5M to target the sweet spot between Airbnb and long-term rentals

New York-based startup Stayawhile announced today that it’s scored $1.5 million in seed funding to provide travelers with what founder Janine Yorio refers to as “medium-term housing.” It’s a midway point between your standard hotel/Airbnb stay and a year-plus apartment lease, aimed at vacations and business travelers who’d like to spread out their stay in a new city a bit longer than more traditional offerings afford. The funding series, led by New Enterprise Associates, along with Founders Fund and Global Founders Capital, will go towards staffing (its current headcount is…

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How the Founder of Moz Went From Severe Debt to Over $40 Million in Revenue

Reader Resource Entrepreneur Network provides you with expertise and opportunities to accelerate your brand’s growth. Learn More » As one of the marketing world’s fastest-growing software companies, Moz focuses on improving professional marketers’ web traffic and customer acquisition using SEO, social media, content marketing and more. Founder and former CEO of Moz Rand Fishkin offers an honest account of how he went from a struggling start-up with $500,000 in personal debt to an online-marketing heavyweight, netting $40 million in revenue, in just seven short years. Fishkin explains it’s crucial to describe your product in…

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The Most Inspirational Quote From Every Harry Potter Book on the Series' 20-Year Anniversary

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published by Bloomsbury on June 26, 1997, which officially makes the series 20 years old today.  Getting that first break wasn’t easy for author J.K. Rowling. Not only did Rowling get several rejection letters, but she also struggled financially at the time. Sometimes, the rejection and the financial difficulties went hand in hand. “The first agent I ever queried,” Rowling once said, “sent back a slip saying ‘My list is full. The folder you sent wouldn’t fit in the envelope.’ I really minded about the…

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Medical bill advocacy startup Better pledges all of its revenue towards relieving medical debt

Put aside whatever shred of healthcare decency the Senate happens to be ripping out at the moment and take a look at Better, a startup helping people deal with out-of-network medical bills. The startup has just pledged 100 percent of its revenue towards relieving those stuck in serious medical debt — at least until this fall. Better raised $1.1 million in funding from Initialized Capital, Designer Fund and various angels when it launched this spring. We’ve reached out to some of these investors on what they think of Better giving away $16…

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Let’s meet in Warsaw

Just in time for Disrupt SF I’d like to invite you all to a micro meet-up in Warsaw on July 4. We’ll be holding it at Campus Warsaw, 33C Ząbkowska, 03-736 Warszawa, Poland. The fun starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm with some after-event drinks nearby. The winner of the pitch-off will get a table at Disrupt SF and the second-place winner will get two tickets to Disrupt SF. There are no slides, but you can demo hardware if you have it. Each company will have two minutes to…

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5 Tips, Tools and Tricks for Understanding User Intent

Every day, more than 4 billion searches are performed through Google. Let me repeat that: 4 billion. That’s 4 billion people with a need. And the businesses that can fill that need are the ones that are succeeding. Related: These 9 SEO Tips Are All You’ll Ever Need to Rank in Google But to fill a need, you must first understand what the need is. It’s not just about what you’re offering; it’s about what solutions your products or services provide for your customers. Think about times when you need something, let’s…

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7 Steps to Building a Personal Brand to Support Your Business

Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Personal brands are useful tools for job-searchers; like corporate brands, personal brands are a collection of characteristics and traits that constitute a unique identity and generate popularity. In the job market, people with strong personal brands are more visible, more popular and more authoritative; but personal brands are useful for more than just getting a job. If used in conjunction with a corporate brand, they can earn you a host…

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