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By: Dennis Keohane | January 23, 2014
Today was a big day for Care.com as it officially went public this morning, with its shares initially being priced at $17 jumping a third in early trading to $22.55...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 23, 2014
Another busy week in the Boston Tech community is winding down. However, this week is certainly going out with a bang with Care.com's IPO this morning and the Boston Techstars announcement yesterday...
By: Will Koffel | January 22, 2014
There is a lot of chatter out there in the vein of “should all founders know how to code?”, “should all human beings know how to code?”, and “what do we even mean by...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 22, 2014
With a ton of focus being paid to Care.com's IPO tomorrow, one of Boston's other possible IPO candidates, Wayfair, today announced the addition of Christiane Lemieux as its new Executive Creative Director...
By: Nabeel Hyatt | January 21, 2014
I’m in the process of closing a new investment right now and getting to know this CEO has been a particular joy. There is a long road ahead, but it’s a great sign when we can...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 21, 2014
This morning, Ben Rubin and Derek Haswell, announced the official launch of Change Collective, a life betterment site with a mission to give people "the tools to succeed with change"...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 21, 2014
A recent reddit AMA session, "I'm Dries Buytaert, project lead of Drupal. Ask me anything", featured a ton of questions about Drupal, Acquia, etc...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 21, 2014
Today, Forbes came out with its annual list of "Most Promising Companies." Of the one-hundred companies to make the cut, seven of the companies on the list were from Massachusetts...
Office Tours
By: | January 20, 2014
Welcome to the CloudLock Office Tour!  We're located in a two-story building...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 19, 2014
Nutonian is one of those companies that is way smarter than you or I.
By: Dennis Keohane | January 15, 2014
There was a small amount of confusion earlier this week about Sonian's most recent round of funding, an $8M Series C extension that the company received in November...
By: Devon McDonald | January 15, 2014
At the expansion stage, it is very easy for teams (of all functional areas) to become incredibly distracted. There are so many shiny objects that can derail teams from focusing...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 14, 2014
Confer, the world's first cyberattack prevention "network", is coming out of stealth today and announcing an $8M Series A round of funding...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 14, 2014
This morning, Shuttersong announced an additional $500,000 investment in its Seed Round...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 14, 2014
Wanderu officially announced this morning that it is launching its inter-city transportation search service in the Southeast and Frederick Buhr as its new CMO...
By: David Beisel | January 14, 2014
I’ve commonly heard entrepreneurs recite some version of “I don’t want to waste too much time fundraising because it will distract me from building my business, so I’ll only talk...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 13, 2014
This morning, uTest, which will rebrand as Applause early this year, announced that it had secured a $43 million Series E round of funding...
By: Matt Bellows | January 13, 2014
Before last year fades completely in the rear view mirror, I want to share a presentation I gave recently. Jorge Soto from Sales4Startups asked me to speak at one of their...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 13, 2014
The Massachusetts ACLU had an interesting take on Google's acquisition of connected thermostat and smoke detector company Nest yesterday...
By: Sheela Subramanian | January 12, 2014
Nearly three quarters of the world’s Internet users accessed the web from a mobile browser monthly last year, and according to estimates from eMarketer, over 90% of global...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 12, 2014
Vee24, the e-commerce video chat company, believes that it has the recipe to bring as much of the positive experience associated with shopping in a store to the world of online shopping...
By: Michelle Heath | January 9, 2014
Branding gives marketers a bad name. People hear the word “brand” and conjure images of Superbowl ads, money burning holes in agency pockets, hipsters in skinny jeans...
By: VentureFizz | January 9, 2014
Talent on the Move - January 10, 2014 - Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene!
By: Dennis Keohane | January 9, 2014
Dulcie Madden and Rest Devices were in the spotlight at this year's Consumer Electrics Show in Las Vegas...
By: Joe Kinsella | January 8, 2014
I am less than a week into using Google Glass and am convinced this device is 1+ years away from being ready for the typical technical consumer, and 3-5 years from the mainstream...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 8, 2014
Openbay is a car care startup founded by Rob Infantino that makes the murky world of car maintenance a whole lot easier to navigate...
By: Andrew Parker | January 7, 2014
Eric Jackson wrote a piece for Forbes where he asked a bunch of people what their “sleeper ideas” for 2014 are.  I contributed the following (though, re-reading it now…
By: Dennis Keohane | January 7, 2014
After starting the company as a college student-geared ad program, Jebbit has become a truly revolutionary marketing/advertising machine and has skyrocketed to the forefront of the list of "Companies to Watch" in Boston...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 7, 2014
Today, the New England Venture Capital Association officially announced the newest class to join its Board of Directors. In a first for NEVCA, Mike Troiano, the CMO of Actifio, is the first entrepreneur to join the board...

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