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Company Profiles
By: Sam Benson Smith | July 5, 2017
Doni is a fintech startup with one goal in mind: to become a household name for consumers, just like Google has done for so many products. Sam Benson Smith interviewed company co-founder and CEO Ronald Verbrugge about Doni's app and its functions for users.
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | June 30, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires, promotions, and board appointments across the Boston tech community at Kyruus, Qstream, Placester, DigitalOcean, TripAdvisor, Cogo Labs, Applause, Barkly, Klaviyo, PlacePass, Horizons for Homeless Children, Planet Fitness, Valt, + TUGG.
By: Sarah Salbu | June 29, 2017
On Tuesday, EY held their 31st edition of their Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony. Sarah Salbu had the chance to attend and shares her recap of the event and lists both the winners and nominees.
Company Profiles
By: Zach Winn | June 29, 2017
EarlySense is a Waltham-based startup making patient monitoring much easier for hospitals. Zach Winn profiles this early-stage company and interviewed the company's President, Tim O'Malley, on some of the organizations using their product.
By: Christina Luconi | June 29, 2017
The concepts of diversity and inclusion are not buzzwords like “pivot” and “disrupt," they are critical components to building a healthy organization. Christina Luconi describes how a company can round out their employee ranks with diversity and inclusion.
Lead(H)er
By: Brianne Shelley | June 28, 2017
Sonciary Honnoll is the VP of Brands and Co-Founder at Promoboxx. Her career has focused on helping entrepreneurs market their businesses. Here's her story.
Working in Boston Tech
By: Keith Cline | June 28, 2017
VentureFizz had a chance to connect with two of Sigfox’s employees, Communications Director, Kristi Mason and Communications Coordinator, Morgan Gregory, about this leading IoT connectivity provider.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 27, 2017
Oomf creates portable chargers and the company has just joined the 2017 Mass Challenge cohort and VentureFizz had the chance to speak with company co-founder and CEO, Gavin Gray, about Oomf's early success with creating a "sharing economy" on college campuses.
Office Tours
By: Colin W. Barry | June 27, 2017
Check out our Office Tour featuring lots of pictures from Ellevation Education's offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
Driven
By: Keith Cline | June 26, 2017
Ed Macri is Wayfair’s Chief Product & Marketing Officer. Looking back at Macri’s background, it wasn’t a typical career path which got him to this leadership role at one of the world’s largest eCommerce companies.
Investor Profiles
By: Nina Stepanov | June 26, 2017
Womentum is a crowdfunding platform for women entrepreneurs in developing countries. Nina Stepanov interviewed two of company's co-founders, Prabha Dublish and Derek Tu, about how they have achieved success overseas.
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.

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