Monday Oct 1, 2012 by Keith Cline - Founder, VentureFizz
We started VentureFizz over three years ago. Our goal was to fill a void that was missing at the time. A community website that focused on the Boston tech scene and a simple resource to keep people plugged in. Since our launch, I have been absolutely blown away and humbled at the number of people who follow VentureFizz.
Today, I’m excited to share some exciting news about our site and our new goal, which is to be the official site of record for the tech scene in Boston.
So, what’s new with VentureFizz???
Although our last homepage was an improvement from the first version, it was outdated and we definitely needed a makeover to demonstrate how our site has evolved. The new design is a much better reflection of the great content that flows onto our site daily in terms of blogs, jobs, deals, & events.
After analyzing where people spent the most time on our website, we also realized that we needed to simplify it. Thus, we have reduced the number of tabs from our menu, so we can focus on the content that matters the most to our audience.
Expanded Blog Content
We are very proud of the blog content that flows onto VentureFizz daily. We feature amazing content from local VCs, entrepreneurs, and subject matter experts on a wide range of topics. All of the content is extremely useful and very meaningful for our audience.
In June, we decided to provide more featured coverage of the Boston tech scene. There are so many great companies and things going on in the local tech scene, yet only a few of these stories are being told. These stories need to be heard and we want to do our part to increase the buzz factor.
One of our journalists, Susan Johnston, has been doing an amazing job at covering some of these stories with companies like Care.com, Cloze, Bandwagon, Jana, etc., etc.
Previously, we would feature one blog post a day on VentureFizz, but that is going to change. Our new homepage design allows us to increase the volume of quality blog content daily. We will be able to also publish stories much faster, which is another important part of creating a buzz factor.
The VentureFizz Job Board is the top resource for companies both large and small to find great talent in the Boston area. Our Job Board went through a redesign a few months ago and what was already a great resource... only got better. For example, I was at WebInno last Monday and I was checking out Handybook’s demo as one of the side dishes…only to learn that one of the team members found their job through VentureFizz – awesome!!!
Deals / Calendar
Our Deals section covers all the daily funding, M&A, and IPO activity. This section of our website has been growing in popularity and it is only getting better.
VentureFizz had the first comprehensive calendar of all the networking events in the area and it is still going strong. It has definitely become a key resource for people to plan out their week and get out there to shake some hands.
As we mentioned before, the new homepage design and the other changes to the site allow us to increases the amount of content that we will be publishing, so we hope that you visit VentureFizz daily.
Although analytics and traffic reports are interesting, our first and foremost mission is to provide high quality content to our audience and that commitment will never be compromised.
Also – please help us get the news out there by sharing VentureFizz across your networks!!! Click here for a pre-written Tweet.
Thank you for your continued support! We appreciate it! More to come…