My Startup Story: How This Founder Uses Tech to Prove Work-Life Harmony Is Possible For Accountants

My Startup Story: How This Founder Uses Tech to Prove Work-Life Harmony Is Possible For Accountants

In 2012, Ford Baker, a certified public accountant and the founder of accounting software firm BaCo Tech , had a eureka moment. Baker, weighing in at nearly 400 pounds and storing an air mattress in his office, realized his personal life was out of balance. The routine of eating, sleeping, and breathing work might seem extreme, but the lifestyle is all-too-common among employees who work at one of the 43,000 CPA firms in the United States. And, according to Baker, burn-out is just another part of the job—especially during an accountant’s 60-day busy season. “The unique problem with CPAs […]

My Startup Story: How This Founder Uses Tech to Prove Work-Life Harmony Is Possible For Accountants

Online grocery startup moving headquarters to Sacramento area

Online grocery startup moving headquarters to Sacramento area

An online grocery startup is moving its headquarters from Hayward to the Sacramento region, which could eventually lead to hundreds of new local jobs. Buffalo Market is looking for at least 35,000 square feet in the Sacramento area, said Sean Howell, the company’s co-founder and “chief food evangelist.” Howell said he’s looking for clean, self-contained warehouse space with refrigeration. Refrigeration in the space can be either turnkey or built out, Howell said. The company hopes to finalize plans for its local site and set up operations by the end of the year, according to a news release from the […]

Online grocery startup moving headquarters to Sacramento area

Mortgage startup Tomo secures $40m seed

A fintech startup aiming to overhaul the “lousy” mortgage process has raised $40m in seed funding. Tomo Networks was founded by CEO Greg Schwartz and CRO Carey Armstrong, former executives at online real estate firm Zillow. Their digital mortgage platform aims to sit neatly between consumers and real estate agents to streamline the often byzantine financial processes at the heart of buying a home. The company says it will remain human-driven, but technology-enabled. It aims to deliver a system that preempts and smooths out friction during the mortgage process – based, it says, on omotenashi, the Japanese philosophy of […]

Mortgage startup Tomo secures $40m seed

Two weeks left to score early bird savings at TC Sessions: Space 2020

Two weeks left to score early bird savings at TC Sessions: Space 2020

NASA just made history by landing a spacecraft on an asteroid. If that kind of technical achievement carbonates your glass of Tang , join us on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020 , an event dedicated to early-stage space startups. We’ve launched early-bird pricing, and $125 buys you access to all live sessions, plus video on demand. Don’t procrastinate. Buy your pass now before the early-bird reenters Earth’s atmosphere (and prices go up) on November 13 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). More ways to save : Go further together with early bird group tickets ($100) — bring four team […]

Two weeks left to score early bird savings at TC Sessions: Space 2020

Three Tips to Scale Your Business as a Startup Entrepreneur

Three Tips to Scale Your Business as a Startup Entrepreneur

Scaling a startup is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. Startup founders often need to leverage credit to bootstrap their businesses before seed or angel funding is available. However, suppliers may not take card payments due to margin concerns, or your business may need to use credit when finances are tight. Founders also can struggle with a lack of other resources, including personnel and burn out, because they try to do everything themselves. And then there’s the fear-fueled failure to try. There’s never going to be a right time to scale, but at some point – if […]

Three Tips to Scale Your Business as a Startup Entrepreneur