To say that getting a business off the ground is hard work would be an understatement. Whether you’re still drafting your first business plan or recently opened your store, starting and running a business can be an exhilarating – and terrifying – experience.
By: Jo Tango | July 29, 2014
One of our investors is updating his POV on the VC environment and reached out for my 2 cents. After thinking about it, I would describe my observations of VC with this headline: “steady as she goes.” Here’s why.
By: Josh Boyle | July 29, 2014
There’s a young startup working out of WeWork on Atlantic Ave. looking to shake up the deals space by setting out to change how businesses reach customers.
By: | July 29, 2014
Almost 80 of Boston’s Hottest Tech companies have built a BIZZpage to show off their company culture and recruit the best talent around...
By: Michael Greeley | July 28, 2014
The 2Q14 VC investment data just released in the MoneyTree Report prepared by the National Venture Capital Association with an assist from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Thomson Reuters details the $13.0 billion invested in 1,114 companies over the last three months.
By: Rishi Dean | July 28, 2014
While I’ve previously posted about the requisite “soft-skills” of great Product Managers, in this Part of the series, we’ll explore the functional skill-set required on any given day.
By: Desmond Pieri | July 27, 2014
If what Alexander Graham Bell invented in 1876 was email – and if the technology invented 95 years later was the telephone – the immediacy of a telephone call would have been seen as an improvement over the delayed back-and-forth communication of email.
By: Keith Cline | July 27, 2014
Ok - this is crazy! VentureFizz is 5 years old! Yup - we launched the site in July of 2009 and what a wild ride it has been! We are incredibly grateful for all of you out there who read...
By: Josh Boyle | July 24, 2014
As Co-Founder & CEO of DataXu, Michael Baker is often out sharing his wisdom and passion for data-driven marketing and digital transformation. Last night he was at it again as...
Talent on the Move
By: VentureFizz | July 24, 2014
Talent on the Move - July 25, 2014 - Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene!
By: Zorian Rotenberg | July 23, 2014
If someone asks you whether you have a good sales team or not, what objective criteria or sales metrics could you use to say that you do?
By: Jules Pieri | July 22, 2014
When I worked for Meg Whitman at Keds, in a quasi cool-hunter role, I took it upon myself to teach her how I spotted trends. At the time I was skilled at combining real world observations and traditional media sources to find “white space” we should attack with brand innovations.
By: Josh Boyle | July 22, 2014
Words With Friends. Candy Crush. Angry Birds. Those are just a few of the games we all know and, perhaps, are addicted to. Luckily I’ve been able to avoid those addictions, but that could be coming to an end thanks to two MIT students.
By: Rishi Dean | July 21, 2014
When asked questions like “what does a product manager do” or ” is person X a good product manager”, too many times I answer with the unsatisfying “it depends” response. So here I try to better define the role of product management...
By: Josh Boyle | July 21, 2014
Yesterday I got the chance to sit with yet another energetic and passionate entrepreneur – Moritz “Mo” Plassnig, the Co-Founder & CEO of Codeship.
By: Lee Hower | July 20, 2014
One of our portfolio companies, Plastiq, announced yesterday that they raised a $10M Series B led by Khosla Ventures and are planning to move their headquarters from Boston to San Francisco.
By: Josh Boyle | July 17, 2014
VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network.
Talent on the Move
By: VentureFizz | July 17, 2014
Talent on the Move - July 18, 2014 - Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene!
By: Matt Douglas | July 16, 2014
Like most people, I send dozens of emails a day. Pretty much anything that I work on can be dealt with using email. But is that always the right choice?
By: Josh Boyle | July 16, 2014
VentureFizz is all about Entrepreneurship. It’s where anyone interested in entrepreneurship can go to explore the hottest tech companies in Boston, gain insight into latest trends, find rewarding new careers and perhaps, most importantly, pick up some much needed knowledge from like-minded people within our ecosystem.
By: Karen Miller | July 15, 2014
Nearly half (48 percent) of employees indicate they work late nights and weekends some or all of the time, according to our recent survey of more than 1,200 professionals. For office workers, the 40-hour work week seems to be a thing of the past.
By: Michelle Heath | July 14, 2014
One of the biggest mistakes I see companies make is deciding that their brand position is set in stone. Done. Final. Never to be changed again.
By: Rosanna Y. de la Cruz | July 13, 2014
Women earn only 12% of computer science degrees today (down from 37% in 1984) so you’ve likely heard how difficult it is to find, let alone, hire a female engineer. Girls Who Code...
By: | July 13, 2014
Welcome to the HubSpot Office Tour!
By: Josh Boyle | July 10, 2014
VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network. Here, we highlight a few...
By: Tom Bain | July 10, 2014
The cybersecurity industry is emerging as perhaps the hottest technology sector from an innovation perspective. Many of the behemoths of the high-tech world offer security solutions and services to their customers.
Talent on the Move
By: VentureFizz | July 10, 2014
Talent on the Move - July 11, 2014 - Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene!
By: Krysta Voskowsky | July 9, 2014
If you don’t already know John Simon—co-founder of the GreenLight Fund, Boston venture capitalist with Sigma Prime Ventures, and all-around nice person—you probably should.
By: | July 9, 2014
Over the past couple of days, we've been taking a look at some of the major deals over Q2 2014. Today, we are going to take a look at The Next Generation, meaning companies that have raised a seed or a Series A round of funding.
By: Madeline Bilis | July 8, 2014
Mobile phone penetration in Africa is over 80% and is expanding quickly, according to a December 2013 report by TA Telecom. Boston College senior Loic Assobmo is planning to use mobile phones to give Africans access to healthcare information.