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Thoughts and musings from Warmly

Onsite Tales of Sitka

A recount of the onsite we had in Sitka, Alaska by our wonderful ops intern John!

John Tolton
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The Intersection of Authenticity and Accountability

A guest blog written by the author of "Authentic Selling: How to Use the Principles of Sales in Everyday Life"

Jeff Kirchick
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Who Is Warmly For?

Curious about who uses Warmly? Top founders, investors, and salespeople use Warmly to...

Max Greenwald
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Back to back meetings? No worries, Warmly has you covered!

Are you slammed with meetings? We all know how stressful it can be. Learn how you can use #Warmly to make back-to-back meetings a breeze.

Max Greenwald
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#ShowYourTrueColors

It's 2021, you should always stay true to yourself by living authentically. We at Warmly think this should extend to your Zoom meetings as well.

Max Greenwald
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The Future is Zoom: Introducing Warmly’s App for Zoom Meetings

The pandemic has changed the way companies handle virtual meetings. In response, Warmly and Zoom decided to work together to make virtual meetings more human. #Warmly and Zoom make it easy to facilitate genuine connections between business professionals.

Max Greenwald
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How to Stand Out in Every Zoom Meeting

Want to become a 🟣🐮? The spirit of being a purple cow is finding the best ways to stand out from the crowd. Find out how Warmly can help you become one!

Derek Jackson
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50 Icebreakers for Your Next Zoom Meeting

Have you ever met someone entirely new over Zoom for the very first time? Of course you have. Icebreakers aren’t just cheesy or silly, but rather, they can help you build interesting context around the person you’re meeting. Context leads to rapport, and rapport leads to stronger connections -- in both business, and life.

Carina Boo
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Y-Combinator vs Techstars: The inside scoop from an alum of both programs

A summary of experiences of both Y-Combinator and Techstars accelerators written by Val Yermakova, Cofounder @ Warmly (YC S'20 & Techstars Boulder '20)

Val Yermakova
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Week 9 in Y Combinator: How warmth & authenticity guides everything we do at Warmly

This week I wanted to share why warmth and authenticity matters so much to Warmly, and how it impacts everything we do—from our team culture, to our company mission, and how we interact with our users and investors.

Carina Boo
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It’s a long journey - announcing our seed round

Today, Warmly is excited to announce that we’ve raised our seed round led by NFX.

Max Greenwald
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Week 8 in Y-Combinator: Why 376 people help Warmly regularly - The Power of a Weekly Mailing List

Why do I look forward to 8:59pm every Sunday night? That’s when the Warmly Weekly Update hits the inbox of 376 people. Yes 376. This week in Y-Combinator we were reminded of the power of our weekly mailing list because of the network of support it creates for our startup.

Max Greenwald
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Week 7 in Y-Combinator: Scaling Trust

Ensuring that our customers can rely on Warmly to provide consistent, thorough, and accurate data is central to achieving Warmly’s mission. Our Quality Assurance (QA) team is key to powering these results.

Alan Zhao
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Week 6 in Y-Combinator: Accelerator-ing while Remote

As a team, two of our strengths are process and being proactive about culture. From the get-go, we’ve been lucky to have a team full of Type-A calendar fanatics. But what happens when you face the intense demands of an accelerator while being remote? Here’s a glimpse into how Warmly has adjusted.

Max Greenwald
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Week 5 in Y-Combinator: Things we did that didn’t scale

One of the best startup quotes of all times is “Do Things That Don’t Scale.” It’s a great one but I don’t think founders really take it to heart. This week in YC I learned this first hand when we pushed ourselves to explore opportunities that might have taken a month… in 3 days.

Max Greenwald
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Week 4 in Y-Combinator: You’re not moving fast enough if things aren’t breaking

For a small team like ours, up against well-funded startups and entrenched incumbents, speed is our only advantage.

Alan Zhao
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Week 3 in Y-Combinator: Three Things YC has changed our minds on

Here are three assumptions we had invalidated by YC.

Val Yermakova
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Left Google to start a startup — What it’s like in Y Combinator

A few months ago, I left my beloved Google Maps family of 4 years to start a company with three amazing humans, Max, Alan, and Val.

Carina Boo
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Week 1 in Y-Combinator: Hello, World and & YC Bootcamp

Curious about what goes on at YC and what a startup can learn from the process? My co-founders and I plan to blog about our experience to give you the inside look at the program and help us reflect on what will be a whirlwind experience!

Max Greenwald
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Dear World, Hello….. Warmly, Us.

Hello, World! We’re Warmly, (yes, that’s Warmly with a comma).

Max Greenwald
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