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Your Weekly YEC Social Roundup

Each week, we like to post what’s been going on with some of our members in the world of social media. Our recap will cover member news and highlights, external publications and hiring needs.

Member News & Highlights

YEC member Joel Holland just announced that he will become VideoBlocks' new executive chairman in a business-development role to forge new industry partnerships. Go here to read the news.

Congratulations to YEC'er Jeff Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of Grovo, for recently closing $40M in Series C funding, led by Accel. This funding is going to enable the company to aggressively pursue three key objectives this year. All three are essential to achieving their goal of transforming organizational behavior through learning people love.

Member Publications

His latest Fortune article, "The One Thing You Should Do Before Meeting With an Investor," Erik Severinghaus, founder and CEO of SimpleRelevance, discusses how the biggest mistake entrepreneurs make when seeking out investors is only seeing dollar signs — not people.

YEC'er Laura Roeder recently wrote an article for Medium titled, Wrote this article on Medium: "I’m a Woman in Tech, But Even I Didn’t “Get It” Until This Week." In her article, the Edgar founder shares her experience while conducting an interview and came to realize just how important diversity in the workplace really is. PS: Edgar is hiring.

Earlier this week, YEC member company BiggerPockets was a featured piece on 9News (KUSA). The segment went into detail describing how the social network for real estate investors is changing the relationship between community and real estate, all while building itself solely from bootstrapping. Congratulations to founder Joshua Dorkin! Watch the segment here.

Big Fish Presentations founder and CEO Kenny Nguyen was featured in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week: "How One Founder Is Debunking the Asian Stereotype and Landing Big Deals." Read about the backstory on Kenny's experience starting and growing the company. He writes, "If you surround yourself with situations that can bring you dark moments, and get clarification, and overcome it, you’re going to be one hell of an entrepreneur."

Member Companies Hiring

Thomas Smale's company, FE International, is looking for a Boston-based Valuation Director. Click here to visit the application page.

Aaron Schwartz of Modify Watches is hiring a General Manager to grow their brand in San Francisco.

SiteLock is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join the company. Neill Feather is looking for someone with 2 to 3 years experience and strong organizational skills. Go here to review the position.

YEC member Shane Mac is hiring a Machine Learning Neural Network Engineer to join the Assist team in San Francisco. Click here to learn more about the opening.

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