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By: Rob Go | May 16, 2013
Right after OMGPOP released DrawSomething to rave reviews (and traction), I was catching up with my friend Nabeel Hyatt and chatted a bit about the game’s meteoric...
By: Dennis Keohane | May 15, 2013
Patrick O’Quinn, the founder of Awesome.me, built his media-sharing-platform company with two personal beliefs in mind. The first is that everyone has greatness in them; second...
By: Emma Siemasko | May 14, 2013
Color theory is nothing new. If you paint a room yellow, supposedly it creates anxiety. Grays and blues are soothing, but also depressing, and red is alarming and urgent. When our...
By: Michael Gaiss | May 13, 2013
The topic of unpaid internships comes up frequently in conversations that I have with companies looking to bring on young talent. It is an area where many people do not...
By: Dennis Keohane | May 12, 2013
The members of the Boston tech / innovation community that attended VentureFizz / Dissero's "Scaling to 1M+ Users - Customer Acquisition Strategy" event arrived...
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By: Michael Greeley | May 09, 2013
This is not just another Big Data story. Or just another post on innovation. Or another good read on entrepreneurship. But it does touch on all of those things. And it shows...
By: Alex Taussig | May 09, 2013
When we opened our call for Summer@Highland applications a few months ago, the entire Highland investment team pitched in to get the word out. We came bearing...
By: Michelle Heath | May 08, 2013
I was lucky enough to graduate college without student debt. I didn’t really think about it much then, but now, as I plan for my two kids to go to college, I am grateful my...
By: Elicia Basoli | May 07, 2013
There once was a man named Jon, who dreamed of the day when social games would go beyond the continuous click-fest seen in many social games to feature more...
By: Ariel Diaz | May 06, 2013
Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE When your grand idea for an edtech startup begins to take shape and you’re ready to get the engines revving for a team and product, it’s time to get some funding behind the...  
By: Dennis Keohane | May 06, 2013
Infinio Systems, the Cambridge-based storage performance software company, announced today that Steve Papa is joining the company’s board of directors and serve...
By: Dennis Keohane | May 05, 2013
As more local companies begin to expand overseas and international companies seek to establish a foothold in North America, Boston is quietly becoming a hub between...
By: Keith Cline | May 05, 2013
Last Wednesday was the New England Venture Capital Association's 1st Annual NEVY Awards.  Kudos to C.A. Webb and the whole team who put together such an...
By: Dennis Keohane | May 01, 2013
A huge crowd gathered at Harvard Business School’s Burden Auditorium for the school’s annual business plan/pitch contest on Tuesday. Dubbed the HBS New Venture Competition...
By: Ben Mirin | May 01, 2013
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE After winning his first of two NEVY Awards from the New England Venture Capital Association last night, Andy Ory of Acme Packet took the stand to deliver a message...  
By: Dennis Keohane | April 30, 2013
Sending a child to college is one of the largest financial “investments” a family will make. For most, the amount of money involved in paying for college is second...
By: Dennis Keohane | April 29, 2013
At last month’s Xconomy Mobile Madness event, Andrew Paradise hinted that his company, then called Lookout Gaming, was going to be coming out of stealth sometime...
By: Ben Mirin | April 29, 2013
Yesterday the Havana Room in the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) hosted Investor First Look, a preview of the fifteen companies exiting from the Spring 2013...
By: Ben Mirin | April 28, 2013
Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Four months into her entrepreneurial residence at Matrix Partners in Boston, Karen Rubin can still remember the projects she worked on as a child in her parents’ craft room...  
By: Matt Fates | April 25, 2013
Given that IT security is a $60 billion market, you might think that we have robust solutions for keeping enterprise networks and data protected. But you’d be wrong...
By: Susan Johnston | April 24, 2013
As consumers increasingly turn to mobile phones to communicate with service providers, countless companies have created smartphone apps to aid interactions with customer service...
By: Sarah Strauss | April 24, 2013
NFL fans at iProspect and around the world are abuzz about the upcoming draft. There’s much speculation about which team will choose which player...
By: Keith Cline | April 23, 2013
We held our first networking event towards the end of January.  It was titled: The State of Product Management (you can read about it here).  The event was a huge...
By: Mark Watkins | April 22, 2013
Twitter recently launched a social music discovery site, music.twitter.com. It’s pretty interesting. There have been a variety of music discovery...
By: Ben Mirin | April 22, 2013
Studies on global mobile data traffic tend to reinforce what we already know: information consumption via mobile is on an exponential rise (with a 70% increase...
By: Ben Mirin | April 21, 2013
Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE As team member number three at Actifio, Sean Walter happily acknowledges that he jumped off a rocket ship.   “We always knew Actifio was going to take off,” Walter chimes...  
By: Susan Johnston | April 21, 2013
Thanks to growing awareness of environmental issues and the development of technology to help address these concerns, several Boston tech startups are finding innovative...
By: Chuck Freedman | April 18, 2013
Join ESPN, RAMP, Watchwtih, Viggle, the Echonest, TMS, Klout and more in Boston April 27-28 for the TVnext Hack (#TVnextHack), part of Hill Holliday’s 3rd...
By: Dennis Keohane | April 17, 2013
Think you know the quintessential Boston startup story?  How about this one: A pair of local college students who originally hail from Ecuador connect and decide they can...

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