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Presentations Galore! The Best Graphic Design Tools for Your Pitch, Fundraising, & Marketing Decks

Designing a presentation doesn't have to be a time consuming, paper tearing, frustrating event. Instead, as you try to create the perfect graphic designs for your pitches, fundraising, and marketing decks, you can use one or more of the following tools. From tools that make creating powerful designs a breeze to receiving feedback from knowledgeable professionals, these are the tools and software that you need to succeed.Make Graphic Design Fun And EasyMaking brilliant graphic i...

Hidden Gems: October Edition

Hidden Gems: October EditionBased on our research and the contributions from founders, we have over 1300 hundred tools on Stacklist! A handful of tools have a considerable market share and appear in most startups' stacklists. Those are the Mixpanels, Zendesks, and Salesforces of the world.Congrats to those leaders, but we know there are promising and powerful tools out there that get excellent reviews, but only appear in a few stacklists. We did some digging and found a few gems thi...

Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite

Ryan Holmes is an investor, an entrepreneur and inventor. He's founded cool companies like Oristand, an affordable standing desk solution, but is best-known as the founder & CEO of Hootsuite. Hootsuite is the most popular social media management tool and services over 10 million users. We chatted with Ryan about the beginnings of Hootsuite and his favorite tools.Why did you start Hootsuite?I started Hootsuite out of an agency that I founded called Invoke in Vancouver. We founded Invo...

What to Look for in Recruiting Software

As a startup founder, when you decide you need new team members, you want to hire someone as soon as possible. If you post a job opening the old-fashioned way on job boards, it yields hundreds of applicants, but you may find yourself spending countless hours reading resumes only to find out that the right candidate is not there.Not many start-ups can afford full-time HR personnel in place to ensure a smooth hiring process. Even if they do, using recruiting software can be really helpful. A qu...

The Best Project Management Add-Ons, Integrations & Plugins

Employing the proper project management tools into your workflow increases precision, encourages coordination and saves time. Below are some of the best free and paid tools that serve as add-ons or enhanced integrations into a basic setup.The Best Project Management Tools for JIRAAs one of the most popular agile project management tools on the market, JIRA has inspired entire libraries of open source add-ons and integrations that business management professionals have found useful, and these ...

New Tools Roundup #3

FastMailemail, calendars, and contacts done right"FastMail is a great Gmail replacement for your business. We’ve been using it for years. We like the interface and the app a lot. It’s simpler to use than Gmail and has full IMAP support. You can use it from anywhere."-Eyal Katz, Co-founder of ComicReplyFastMail offers email hosting, calendar, and contact services to individuals and organizations of all sizes. They are renowned for their speed and efficiency and the 24-hou...

Tools 101: The Startup Marketing Stack

When you’re trying to scale your startup, choosing the right marketing tools can mean the difference between 2X and 10X growth. Some tools are too extensive or powerful—using them would be like swinging a machete for a surgical job. On the other hand, some tools are too limited—they’ll work for your first 300 customers, but everything breaks as soon as you get to customer number 301.At Stacklist, we’re leading a massive, community-wide effort to document the tool...

New Tools Roundup #2

GitLabcode, test and deploy together"Our developers do everything in GitLab. Anyone can contribute and put in fixes or improvements to our core systems and client websites."-Ash Young, Managing Director of EvolutedGitLab is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. It's a Ruby on Rails software that offers a lot of third-party integrations and repository management. They also recently announced a $20 million series B round.Ash and his team at Evoluted are using this op...

New Tools Roundup #1

Founders of startups have been happy to share the tools they use at their businesses. Every week we put together this roundup of our favorite new tools for you to try out! This week's roundup features tools in email marketing, security and more.ActiveCampaignGrow your business & save time with a seamless experience"We just migrated from MailChimp to ActiveCampaign. We started with MailChimp because it was easy and simple to use. As we started to scale, ActiveCampaign became bett...