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Meissner: RaceNote needs credibility, face time for success in race world

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Founder Friday is a weekly guest post written by a founder who is based in or hails from the Silicon Prairie. Each month, a topic relevant to startups is presented and founders share lessons learned or best practices utilized on that topic. September's topic is how to market your startup without a full-time marketing department. About the author: Zach Meissner is the co-founder and COO of RaceNote, an Omaha-based software company that serves the motorsports industry.  read more

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Kyle Rogers shares what’s worked, what hasn’t to market Knoda

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(Guest post by Kyle Rogers) My co-founder James Flexman and I both hail from marketing backgrounds. We worked together at Sporting Kansas City under some brilliant marketers, but promoting a previously unheard of consumer internet company requires very different tactics from those required to promote a sports team. Today we’re happy to share some of the lessons we have learned over the past nine months since Knoda launched.  read more

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Chris Cooley shares how SpiderOak’s distributed team works

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SpiderOak started with the intention of being a distributed team. Our core product is built around encryption and the pool of talent that understands it. Cryptonerds, as they refer to themselves, tend to be deeply involved in their trade but the pool is very small. As a developer-heavy organization, it just made sense to start as a distributed organization. It all began in 2007 and now we’re just over 40 employees—we have offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Kansas City with employees across the U.S. ranging from Hawaii to rural Colorado to Washington, D.C. We even have foreign employees who hail from Australia, Germany, Honduras, Bulgaria and Argentina…  read more

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