Government Shutdown, New CEOs and ‘Tax Harvesting’: Mission North’s Client Spotlight

From CEO profiles in Business Insider and TechCrunch to a Bloomberg feature about a new trend in VC, Mission North helped tell unique stories about our clients this month. Read on for more coverage highlights from VentureBeat, Fox Business and The Next Web.

This Former Cisco Exec Explains Why She Was So Excited to Join $155 Million Scalyr As its New CEO” Business Insider – This exclusive article profiles Scalyr’s new CEO, Christine Heckart, who recently joined the company from Cisco.

Venture Funds Raised Most in 2018 Since Dot-Com Boom,” Bloomberg – This profile on Unusual Ventures discusses the firm’s LP relationship with Hamilton, a historically black college that traditionally has not participated in venture capital.

HackerRank: JavaScript Overtakes Java As Most Popular Programming Language,” VentureBeat – HackerRank released its second annual Developer Skills Report, a survey of over 70,000 developers that aims to help all employees understand the developers they’re pursuing.

On-Demand Workspace Platform Breather Taps New CEO,” TechCrunch – In an exclusive with TechCrunch, on-demand workplace company Breather announced the appointment of former eBay and Tomorrow Sleep exec Bryan Murphy as its new CEO. Bryan outlines his vision for Breather’s next stage of growth, highlighting his expertise in scaling new business models in crowded, traditional industries.

Government Workers Already Withdrawing Saety Net Funds to Pay their Bills?,” Fox Business – Betterment CEO and Founder Jon Stein discusses how the government shutdown impacted government workers’ budgets and emphasizes the importance of Americans maintaining a financial safety net.

Betterment’s Egan Says You Needed to Turn Lemons Into Lemonade in 2018,” Bloomberg – In this broadcast interview, Dan Egan, director of behavioral finance and investment at Betterment, speaks with Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu about traders’ behavior amid market volatility, and “tax-harvesting.”

How the Tech Industry Can Help Fix Our AI Skills Shortage,” VentureBeat – This article features SnapLogic CEO Gaurav Dhillon, who discusses why tech companies should allow qualified employees to devote time to teaching the next generation of computer scientists.

AI Isn’t Here to Steal Your Job, It’s Here to Make It Better,” The Next Web – In this piece, Dialpad Chief HR Officer Tasha Liniger discusses the ways that AI enables new voices and perspectives to emerge from within an organization.