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If you saw #TheDress debate float by your screen (and who didn’t?), that was a prime example of viral BuzzFeed content. With deep insights into what makes people want to share, supplemented by a culture...
Etsy provides a fascinating look at a company who found traction among a very passionate and idealistic group of people, rode that wave to massive growth and an IPO and now must find growth through de
Nasty Gal is one of the most successful ecommerce brands of the last five years, capturing the imagination of millennials and raising $65 million in funding. How did Nasty Gal, and their CEO Sophia Am
Using a High Tempo Testing approach we’ve been able to add as many new MAUs in the last 11 weeks as we did in the first 32 weeks following the launch of GrowthHackers.com. High tempo testing isn’t eas...
Though Slack officially launched just over a year ago, the app has seen truly remarkable growth in that time. At launch, in February of 2014, Slack had around 15,000 daily users. By August of 2014, Sl
Over the past six years the company has seen remarkable growth. New Relic monitors nearly 700 billion data points per day across 1 million websites and more than 1 billion mobile app installs. In thei
When Wolfe returned from her trip, Muñoz says Tinder had grown from fewer than 5,000 to almost 15,000. “At that point,” he says, “I thought the avalanche had started.” The importance of this early sup
With 172 employees, a current valuation of $3.5 billion, and $200 million in funding, Stripe is now processing billions of dollars a year for thousands of businesses, and the company is well on its wa
Spotify is a truly remarkable growth story. In just six years the company is valued at more than $10 billion and has more than 50 million users, 12.5 million of which pay for the service. But how did
Airbnb is now a household name that has surpassed industry legacy Hilton Hotels in nights booked. As of spring 2014, the platform had 10 million guests and 550,000 properties listed worldwide, along w
By November 2011, WhatsApp had become the No. 1 paid social app for iOS, and had been downloaded 10 million times on Android. WhatsApp went on to raise another $50M from Sequoia in July of 2013. And
How has GitHub grown from a self-proclaimed “weekend project” in 2008 to what is arguably the world’s most powerful software development tool, with a $750M valuation and adding 10,000 new users on ave...
In Part 2 of our GitHub analysis, we cover the remaining pieces of their growth engine - from their unique approach on company culture, to community outreach, and more...
Upworthy launched on March 26th, 2012, and just seven months later, they were getting almost 9 million monthly uniques visitors. In November of 2013, just 20 months later, Upworthy saw close to 88M un
While Upworthy’s ascent to the top of the digital media landscape has been impressive, there are questions about its viability as a long-term media player. Pressure from competition—new and old—as wel
HubSpot invented the term Inbound Marketing, and has lived it’s mantra, driving their business from an idea in 2004 to a $50M+ run rate in 2012 in the competitive marketing tools and services category
Evernote has never been sexy, almost ran out of money, and doesn’t benefit from the network effects that drive many of today’s successful companies. Yet Evernote’s 75 million users and $1+ billion val
The beginning of Snapchat, a photo and video messaging application for iPhone & Android is shrouded in controversy, yet one thing is clear – the idea dreamed up by fraternity brothers from Stanfo
What began in 2009 as a luxury car service in San Francisco is now valued at $3.76 billion and operates in more than 35 cities worldwide. As of August of this year, Google Ventures has officially cast
You may not have heard of Belly, but what they’ve achieved by building a multi-sided marketplace business in the notoriously difficult small business market is nothing short of impressive.