Twitter has been great for CB Insights, but I’ve honestly not taken to it personally as well as I probably should have. I don’t think I get it. I follow people who I think are interesting but actually tweeting is something I kind of suck at.
But there is an element to Twitter that is very powerful to me and that is vanity.
We held an internal demo day at CB Insights a few weeks ago where folks presesented experimental ideas they spent 3 days working on. It was as I mentioned before a highlight for me of my time working at CB Insights. Mike on our team did a great blog post about the Pitch & Demo day and its impacts on our culture.
Today, the CB Insights newsletter hit 50,000+ subscribers. I’m super proud of our research & data team for churning out killer content that serves as the engine to grow our newsletter and attract new subscribers. More importantly, these people stick around as they trust us to not abuse their inboxes or to send them shitty content and data. We agonize over every newsletter quite a bit so that we don’t disappoint.