Do good with your data at RSA, with Tinfoil Security!

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We’re at RSA this year for another episode of “Do Good With Your Data.” There’s one more day left in the conference, and dropping by our booth comes with a little extra for every badge we scan. Last year, we took the opportunity to use your data to do good ... Read More

Unique Benefits To Attract And Retain Strong and Diverse Candidates

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Preface: I’m not a lawyer. Consult a tax and/or employment law attorney before implementing any new benefits. You can also check out the IRS guidelines to how fringe benefits are taxed. Being a startup is tough. Sometimes you don’t have enough cash, or time, but you need the best people ... Read More
Decking the Halls for Holiday Traditions

Decking the Halls for Holiday Traditions

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It’s that time of year when we’re thankful, our bellies are full of turkey, and we’re turning on heaters and bundling up in sweaters. The holidays are always a great time of year at Tinfoil. We’re typically working hard on fun wrap-up projects before the holiday exodus, and are most ... Read More

When the unlimited vacation policy doesn’t work

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Many of us startups provide what we call unlimited or flexible vacation policies, with the goal being to take as much time off as you need, as long as it’s manager approved and you can get your work done. There are so many pros and cons and I’ve seen so ... Read More
Awesome Possum

Awesome Possum

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Our team is like a small family. We try to encourage everyone to get to know everyone else. Unfortunately, as with any business, sometimes sales, marketing, engineering, and all the pieces in between don’t collaborate as much as they could. As founders, we appreciate every employee, but sometimes the new ... Read More
Work away: breaking out of office walls

Work away: breaking out of office walls

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At Tinfoil, we often strive to follow in the footsteps of companies we look up to. One event we’ve taken from some of our favorites (Stripe and Baydin) is our annual work away. Work away is a trip away from the (SF)Bay Area and tends to be 70% work and ... Read More

Building values to love your team

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I love my team. I go home and say it out loud nearly every single day. Yes, some days in a startup are frustrating - a sale might go poorly or we’re set back on an engineering timeline, but by the time I leave I have a solution and it’s ... Read More