Stories

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.
By: Gabriela McManus | June 7, 2017
It's always a good idea to seek out a mentor, but how does one go about that? Intelligent.ly's Gabriela McManus lists and describes five rules for those looking to seek out the mentor they believe is right for them.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 6, 2017
OffGridBox creates compact, modular devices created for producing fresh and drinkable water, as well as the ability to generate power from solar panels. VentureFizz interviewed co-founder and CEO, Emiliano Cecchini about the company's success overseas in countries such as Rwanda, as well as his time spent at Techstars.  
Office Tours
By: Colin W. Barry | June 6, 2017
Check out our Office Tour featuring lots of pictures from Cambridge Semantics' offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
Investor Profiles
By: Nina Stepanov | June 5, 2017
Sheryl Marshall is a former venture capitalist and founder of Capital W. In an interview with VentureFizz's Nina Stepanov, Marshall shares her background, the details on Capital W, and her thoughts on the current state of investing in women founded startups.
Career Forward
By: Keith Cline | June 5, 2017
Career Forward is your go-to, highly targeted and curated list of the hottest job openings in the Boston startup and tech scene. 
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | June 2, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires across the Boston tech community at Qstream, CloudHealth Technologies, Brightcove, ObserveIT, CarGurus, Alignable, Rapid7, Quick Base, LogMeIn, Purch, + Cybric.
By: Colin W. Barry | June 2, 2017
Here's your preview of events coming your way in Boston's startup and tech sector!
By: Zach Winn | June 1, 2017
CollegeVine provides a range of services to high school students ranging from academic guidance and essay prep to finding extracurriculars and developing leadership skills. Zach Winn spoke with co-founder Johan Zhang and CEO Jon Carson about how CollegeVine helps lend high school students a helping hand.
By: Christina Luconi | June 1, 2017
If you are considering a shift in career, it can be done. Is it easy? No. Can you do it? Of course. How should you approach it? Read Christina Luconi's post on the various ways she describes to prepare those who are looking to take the plunge and change careers.
Engineering Spotlight
By: Keith Cline | May 31, 2017
VentureFizz connected with Evergage’s co-founder and CTO, Greg Hinkle, about the inner-workings of the company's engineering team and some of the major projects they are tackling.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | May 31, 2017
4URTIME is a service app which allows users to find and connect with a certified, fully insured Personal Assistant (PA). First-time entrepreneur Colin Lake told VentureFizz his story, which includes his personal goal of wanting to help small business owners put time back into their schedule.
By: Keith Cline | May 30, 2017
ATG (Art Technology Group) was one of Boston's anchor tech companies before its acquisition by Oracle in 2011 for $1B. Here's a list of notable alumni in the Boston tech scene.
Office Tours
By: Colin W. Barry | May 30, 2017
Check out our Office Tour featuring lots of pictures from Imprivata's offices in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | May 26, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires across the Boston tech community at TrueMotion, TetraScience, WordStream, Alignable, Wayfair, Formlabs, TVision Insights, Veson Nautical, edX, + Continuul.
By: Colin W. Barry | May 26, 2017
Here's your preview of events coming your way in Boston's startup and tech sector!
By: Colin W. Barry | May 25, 2017
MassChallenge announced 128 different early-stage startups that will be joining the 2017 program. VentureFizz is showcasing a 10 standout startups in a slideshow. Each company showcased either covers a particular tech sector, has a great social message, has a helpful product/service or made us go "...what?"
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | May 25, 2017
Founded in 2015, Ovation is a SaaS company with a cloud-based data platform helping organizations manage scientific and clinical data. VentureFizz spoke with co-founder and CEO Barry Wark about his company's platform and how their clients can use it to study data more efficiently.
By: Christina Luconi | May 25, 2017
Have you ever considered what impression you make? Christina Luconi writes about how important a first impression can be for a new employee and how one make the best possible first impression.
Company Profiles
By: Keith Cline | May 24, 2017
Mendix's Application Platform-as-a-Service helps companies build, launch, and iterate on applications at a much faster rate. We discussed the company and its growth plans with Pranshu Tewari, Mendix’s Chief Marketing Officer.

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