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Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 26, 2017
UbiCare connects doctors and patients through a digital information platform, which allows hospital patients and employees to disburse medical-related data to patients. Founder and CEO, Betsy Weaver, shares the story behind the company and how "going digital" was the next step within the heathcare sector.
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | June 23, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires, promotions, and board appointments across the Boston tech community at  WordStream, Localytics, Starry, Turbonomic, Bullhorn, Qstream, Wayfair, Applause, GasBuddy, ObserveIT, Catalant, InVision, Talla, + ZappRx.
By: Colin W. Barry | June 23, 2017
Here's your preview of events coming your way in Boston's startup and tech sector!
Company Profiles
By: Zach Winn | June 22, 2017
Farmers are in a similarly tough spot as they try to secure sales and shipments before their products go bad. Forager’s answer to this headache-inspiring situation is an online platform designed to streamline every step in local food’s journey from the farm to your shopping cart.  
By: Christina Luconi | June 22, 2017
Hiring managers tasked with adding members to a company's team will have to take note of a potential hire's various qualities. Christina Luconi lists a few of them, but highlights how managers should have realistic expectations. In short, don't look for a "unicorn."
Lead(H)er
By: Brianne Shelley | June 21, 2017
Sampriti Bhattacharyya is the founder of Hydroswarm, an underwater drone intelligence company. Brie Shelley shares her story on how she founded Hydroswarm and how she appeared in Forbes' 30 Under 30.
By: Keith Cline | June 21, 2017
Here's your preview of the upcoming TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics event on July 17th at MIT. VentureFizz interviewed TechCrunch's U.S. Director of Events, Emma Comeau, on what to expect for the event.
Company Profiles
By: Sarah Salbu | June 21, 2017
XebiaLabs provides an Enterprise DevOps Platform that makes it possible for IT teams to automate many of the processes associated with deploying applications at-scale across an organization. Sarah Salbu interviewed company CEO, Derek Langone, about how the company has developed and grown over the years. 
Office Tours
By: Colin W. Barry | June 20, 2017
Check out our Office Tour featuring lots of pictures from ObserveIT's offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 20, 2017
OpenCity is an integrated CRM platform with one goal in mind; improve communication within the hospitality industry between businesses and customers. CEO and Founder, Nick Belsito, tells the story behind his company including how his appreciation for local restaurants, working in hospitality and how effective texting is within the restaurant business.
Investor Profiles
By: Nina Stepanov | June 19, 2017
Russ Wilcox is the latest addition to the Pillar team. Read our Investor Profile to learn more about his background and what he's targeting for his investments.
By: Peter Karlson | June 19, 2017
Today’s technology investors look for information from every angle before determining whether or not to invest in an organization. NeuEon's Peter Karlson writes about how investors can find, and minimize, risks when looking for what tech companies to invest in.
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | June 16, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires and board appointments across the Boston tech community at Liberty Mutual, Elemental Machines, LevelUp, TetraScience, Zaius, Applause, Kyruus, LogMeIn, + Wayfair.
By: Colin W. Barry | June 16, 2017
Here's your preview of events coming your way in Boston's startup and tech sector!
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 15, 2017
Cortex is a Boston-area SaaS startup that allows the creative decision making process for content to be more streamlined. VentureFizz interviewed the company's founder and CEO, Brennan White, about how some of their clients, such as Maroon 5, have used Cortex. 
By: Christina Luconi | June 15, 2017
Graduation season is upon us, and a plethora of newly minted graduates are ready to hit the ground running. However, sometimes the job search may not go as planned, its not a sign of things coming to an end. Christina Luconi offers recent graduates some sound advice when entering the workforce.
Engineering Spotlight
By: Keith Cline | June 14, 2017
VentureFizz connected with Actifio's Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Solutions Development, David Chang, to chat about the inner workings of the company’s engineering team. Not only did we learn about their platform, but we also learned about their appreciation for the local microbreweries.
By: Colin W. Barry | June 14, 2017
On June 13, 2017, the Wilbur Theater was the venue for the inaugural PULSE @ MassChallenge end-of-the-season awards show. VentureFizz recaps the ceremony, while also showcasing five companies within the PULSE program that stood out to us.
By: Christine Fiske | June 14, 2017
When you’re running a startup, managing the finances are important, but it shouldn’t be your first priority. Christine Fiske recently interviewed Dave Chapman, Founder and CEO of Starter-Fluid, and lists ten vital tips for managing finances for a startup.
Lead(H)er
By: Brianne Shelley | June 13, 2017
Vanessa Kafka, VP of Product Management at KAYAK, has earned a leadership role at one of the world's leading online travel companies without a traditional product management background. Here's her story.
Office Tours
By: Colin W. Barry | June 13, 2017
Check out our Office Tour featuring lots of pictures from BitSight Technologies' offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Company Profiles
By: Sam Benson Smith | June 13, 2017
The Read Read is a product that was developed at the Harvard iLab which visually impaired and blink people to independently learn phonics and braille. Sam Benson Smith interviewed its creator, Alex Tavares.
By: Keith Cline | June 12, 2017
We conducted a survey to see which brands are resonating with our audience these days. Here are the results.
By: Nina Stepanov | June 12, 2017
Last Thursday was the Capital W Summit in Boston. Nina Stepanov has the recap.
Company Profiles
By: Zach Winn | June 12, 2017
Como Audio released its first two products, multi-room “smart speakers” Solo and Duetto. In a new Kickstarter campaign, the company is raising money for its latest products, Amico and Musica. Zach Winn interviewed Tom DeVesto, Como's founder, about his history with manufacturing audio speakers including how he founded Cambridge Soundworks.
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | June 9, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires, promotions, and board appointments across the Boston tech community at Mautic, Zagster, ZoomInfo, TripAdvisor, TetraScience, DigitalOcean, Starry, shoes.com, Quick Base, 6 River Systems, Kuebix, Grapevine, Otherside Entertainment, and ZeroDegrees.
By: Colin W. Barry | June 9, 2017
Here's your preview of events coming your way in Boston's startup and tech sector!
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 8, 2017
Sia is a decentralized data platform that allows users to purchase cloud storage space, created by Nebulous, Inc. VentureFizz interviewed the company's Head of Operations, Zach Herbert, about how the founders were able to use the technology behind bitcoin to create what could be the next big data storage layer.
By: Christina Luconi | June 8, 2017
People have an idea of what it means to be a bada$$. For Christina Luconi, it’s not about attempting to be cool or tough; it’s about going out into the world and tackling it to the best of your abilities. In her post this week, she details how one can fit that mold.
Company Profiles
By: Sarah Salbu | June 7, 2017
SiteSpect's platform provides a suite of tools and techniques that makes it possible to conduct A/B testing, multivariate testing, personalization and behavioral targeting at scale. Sarah Salbu interviewed company founder and CTO, Eric Hansen, about the complex world of A/B and multivariate testing for online businesses.

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