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August 8, 2010
VentureFizz - Boston's Weekly Tech Buzz (Aug 2nd - Aug 8th)
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Buzz from the Week: Aug 2nd – Aug 8th

3 words sum up this quarter so far:
acquisitions...acquisitions...acquisitions.  We have seen a total of 7
acquisitions since July 1st: GameLogic (by Scientific Games), Reveal Imaging (by SAIC), Storwize (by IBM), Day Software (by Adobe), Picis (by Ingenix), Workscape (by ADP), and ITA Software
(by Google).  Will the IPO window open up again...or will an
acquisition remain the only viable exit?  At the moment, there are three
companies in registration for an IPO: Glasshouse Technologies, Zipcar,
and Nexx Systems.   I guess we will have to wait and see.

Other highlights:

We are very excited to announce ZoomInfo as a new sponsor of the VentureFizz Job BoardZoomInfo,
based in Waltham, is the world's leading business information
provider.  Their applications and services provide accurate data to help
fuel sales & marketing organizations.  ZoomInfo
is a privately held and profitable company that has major momentum! 
Make sure you check out their recent press releases by clicking here.  They are also growing very aggressively, so click here to see ALL of their job openings.

Best, Keith

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JOB BOARD

 

Lead Rails Developer, Eleven Learning

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Software Engineering / QA, Web Development & UX

Eleven
Learning is reinventing college textbook publishing. Our mission is to
build tools that help authors bypass the big publishers... Details »

Senior Business Solutions Consultant, Neolane

Location: Newton, MA - Categories: Professional Services

Neolane
Inc., with North American headquarters in Newton, Massachusetts
(www.neolane.com) provides the only enterprise marketing…Details »

Rockstar PHP or Java Developer, Rent The Runway

Location: NYC (relo offered) - Categories: IT / Systems / Networking, Software Engineering / QA, Web Development & UX

Rent the Runway - the Netflix of haute couture, and one of NYC's fastest growing startups is looking to find... Details »

Account Executive – Enterprise Sales, ZoomInfo

Location: Waltham, MA - Categories: Sales & Business Development

ZoomInfo is
the leader in the business information industry. What that means is
that we're the first place people turn to when they... Details »

Consumer Product Marketing Manager, HealthcareSource

Location: Woburn, MA - Categories: Marketing & Product Mgmt

Get in on
the ground floor of an amazing opportunity. We are a small but already
profitable B2C division of a mid-sized, fast-growing... Details »

Principal Software Engineer – Enterprise Applications, Endeca

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Software Engineering / QA, Web Development & UX

Endeca is a
leading provider of search applications. Search applications built on
Endeca’s technology deliver the clearest visibility into... Details »

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COMPANY RESEARCH

Almighty

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Interactive Agency

Almighty is
not a traditional advertising agency that pretends to know interactive.
Nor is it a digital agency that hopes the Internet will...Details »

Snowbound Software

Location: Watertown, MA - Categories: Enterprise Software

Snowbound Software creates viewing and conversion technology that augments applications and productivity throughout the...Details »

Mendix

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Other Software | Technology Tools

Mendix is a
fast-paced software company dedicated to streamline, automate and
integrate complex business processes in the extended...Details »

Akaza Research

Location: Waltham, MA - Categories: Data Mgmt / Business Intelligence | Healthcare & Life Sciences | Open Source

Akaza
Research provides professional open source software for clinical trials.
The company’s flagship product, OpenClinica, provides electronic... Details »

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DEALS

Aug 6 2010 - GameLogic acquired by Scientific Games – Waltham, MA
Aug 5 2010 - Blue Cod Technologies raises $8M in funding – Marlborough, MA
Aug 3 2010 - SilverRail Technologies raises $9M in funding – Boston, MA
Aug 4 2010 - Beaumaris Networks raises $9M in funding – Boxborough, MA
Aug 2 2010 - Reveal Imaging acquired by SAIC – Bedford, MA
Deals archive »

 

NEWS

Aug 6 2010 - Publisher: BostInnovation - Bain Breaking Down Barriers, Boosting the Ecosystem through Transparency

It’s not every day that a venture
capital firm takes steps to become more transparent, but that’s exactly
what the partners at Bain... Read the story »

Aug 6 2010 - Publisher: Xconomy - Why Micro-VCs Are So Damn Friendly, and More Insights from Rob Go’s and David Beisel’s Blogs

Some quick observations on the micro VC
phenomenon, spurred by running into Rob Go this morning at the Andala
Café in Central Square…Go is... Read the story »

Aug 5 2010 - Publisher: Innovation Economy - ThredUP, a trading site for kid's clothing, pulling up stakes in Cambridge

Just over a month after it raised $1.4 million from a quartet of venture capital firms, Cambridge-based ThredUP, a site that... Read the story »

Aug 5 2010 - Publisher: Mass High Tech - Basho rejects VC, takes late friends-and-family round

Basho Technologies Inc. has taken another step off the beaten path. As its emerging NoSQL category of database management... Read the story »

More News »

 

VOICES

Aug 6 2010 - Blogger: Sachin Agarwal – Director of Marketing, Blueleaf.com

Ten Steps to Ten Thousand Sign Ups Before We Even Launch Our Startup - Read »

Aug 5 2010 - Blogger: Matthew Mamet – Head of Customer Development, EditME

Tracking Down Five Minutes with Ubiqi Health - Read »

Aug 4 2010 - Blogger: Bijan Sabet – General Partner, Spark Capital

Acquisitions Done Right - Read »

Aug 3 2010 - Blogger: Keith Cline – Founder, VentureFizz

Q2 Recap – The Momentum Continues… - Read »

Aug 2 2010 - Blogger: Monika Desai – Founder and CEO, Open Runway

Where are all the Women? - Read »

All Voices »

 

NETWORKING CALENDAR

Aug 9 2010 - Organization name: Pragmatic Marketing

Strategic Role of Product Management »

Aug 9 2010 - Organization name: Betahouse

Startup drinks at Betahouse with SV Angel’s Kevin Carter & angel investor Nils Johnson »

Aug 10 2010 - Organization name: WPI

How to Win SBIR Awards »

Aug 10 2010 - Organization name: Project 11 Ventures

Building Your Prioritized Product and Customer Development Roadmap »

Aug 10 2010 - Organization name: Girls in Tech

Networking Event to Support Science Club for Girls »

Aug 10 2010 - Organization name: TiE-Boston

Designing the new revenue engine in the age of digital marketing »

Aug 10 2010 - Organization name: SCVNGR

Twisted Tea Tweet Up Tuesdays »

Aug 11 2010 - Organization name: WPI

SBA Government Contracts Certifications, Free SBA Event »

Aug 11 2010 - Organization name: OpenCoffee Club

OpenCofee Cambridge »

Aug 11 2010 - Organization name: The Capital Network

Can Your East Coast Start-Up Raise Money From West Coast VCs? »

Aug 11 2010 - Organization name: Mass Innovation Nights

August MassInno »

Aug 11 2010 - Organization name: Revolve Nation

Networking & Discussion Group »

Aug 12 2010 - Organization name: 128 Innovation Capital Group

Matt Fates, Partner at Ascent Venture Partners »

Aug 12 2010 - Organization name: WPI

Crafting Federal Cost / Budget Proposals »

Aug 12 2010 - Organization name: Microsoft and O’Reilly Media

New England User Group Leadership Summit 2 »

Aug 12 2010 - Organization name: Dogpatch Labs

Office Hours »

Aug 12 2010 - Organization name: Venture Café

Venture Café in Session »

Aug 12 2010 - Organization name: Ignite Spatial

Boston 2 »

Aug 13 2010 - Organization name: Mass Innovation Nights

Innovation Breakfast »

Aug 13 2010 - Organization name: Bain Capital Ventures

Office Hours »

Aug 14 2010 - Organization name: oneforty

140Kit Hackfest »

Aug 14 2010 - Organization name: Boston Web Design

Monthly Meetup »

All Networking Events »


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