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By: Ambar Bhattacharyya | January 7, 2013
In our healthcare practice, we look to identify and invest in the biggest trends in the marketplace.  So what is the largest healthcare trend today?  If you ask healthcare...
By: Susan Johnston | January 6, 2013
With the rise of smartphones, tablets, and TVs streaming online video, consumers have more ways than ever to view content like music, movies, or photos. But as serial entrepreneur Dave Sukoff will tell you, not all those platforms are the ideal.
By: Libby Kober | January 3, 2013
Last month, IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator hosted Investor Insights, a biannual event featuring a panel of venture capitalists and angel investors. The forum provides...
By: Karl Buttner | January 2, 2013
As we kick off 2013, I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of Boston startup ecosystem with all of the amazing people, resources and great community it boasts...
By: Owen Johnson | December 27, 2012
In a previous post, I discussed the importance of angel investors for the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Startups need angels. But do they need angel groups?  As it turns out, formal angels...
By: Lee Hower | December 26, 2012
A little more inside baseball from the VC biz… why VC’s rarely make “crossover” investments, with capital from multiple funds the VC firm manages invested in a single startup...
By: Susan Johnston | December 25, 2012
Six billion SMS messages are sent per day, according to data from Forrester Research, most of them between friends or family members. But Stuart Levinson, formerly an entrepreneur-in-residence...
By: Owen Johnson | December 20, 2012
Angel investors are an important source of capital for early stage startups. Without them, many startups would never get beyond the idea phase. However, not all angels are...
By: Ralph Folz | December 19, 2012
For many new companies, the first few months – and sometimes years – are just focused on getting things off the ground. Creating a solid business model, securing funding...
By: Dan Katcher | December 18, 2012
I did a NEDMA talk recently on how companies can focus marketing efforts through their mobile plans.  The thesis of the talk was that in a world where everyone is accessing...
By: Keith Cline | December 18, 2012
At the MassTLC unConference event, I was catching up with C.A. Webb, the Executive Director of the New England Venture Capital Association.  She was recruiting companies...
By: Healy Jones | December 17, 2012
As the marketing person at a SaaS startup focused on online cloud storage, OfficeDrop, I obviously experiment a lot with email performance, varying subject line, content, design...
By: Susan Johnston | December 17, 2012
Providence, R.I.-based Swipely, which offers a cloud-based marketing and payment service, today announced its “Winter ‘13” product release. Founded by serial entrepreneur Angus Davis...
By: Allan Tear | December 16, 2012
An interesting thing is happening: accelerators across the globe are working at their stated goal of massively increasing the number of startups, while also making them more...
By: Dennis Keohane | December 13, 2012
Last Thursday night, HubSpot’s Dharmesh Shah achieved a distinction that speaks volumes about his standing among members of the Boston tech/innovation...
By: | December 12, 2012
Yesterday, a new fund launched within the local college scene yesterday called RoughDraft.vc.  This fund is backed by General Catalyst but...
By: Keith Cline | December 11, 2012
ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, today announced the launch of the ProfitBricks...
By: Dennis Keohane | December 10, 2012
The 15th Annual MIT Venture Capital Conference kicked off Friday evening with a call to action by MassChallenge’s John Harthorne and concluded Saturday afternoon...
By: Firas Raouf | December 10, 2012
The dilemma has become quite acute these days since there’s been an expansion of available capital from VCs to fund growth companies. The more capital available, the more...
By: | December 9, 2012
The latest class of 60 students from Boston Startup School is graduating and they are hosting a Student Expose event on Friday where you can meet the students - details here.  VentureFizz has your sneak peak look at all of the students! 
By: Susan Johnston | December 6, 2012
When Shawn Harris owned ECC Life & Style, a custom clothing company that created suits for clients including Celtics coach Doc Rivers, he noticed a problem with pricing...
By: Dustin Dolginow | December 5, 2012
I’m seeing a trend in the early stage market where most teams end up raising about $2M before going to market for their Series A.  If it sounds high to you, you’re not alone...
By: Melissa Pocek | December 4, 2012
You’ve likely heard of the high failure rate for startups -- “9 out of 10” according to Quora. However, it is still possible that one good idea can become a successful business...
By: Susan Johnston | December 3, 2012
Boston is home to over 150 educational technology companies, ranging from early stage startups to established brands, but it lacks the support system that healthcare...
By: Keith Cline | December 3, 2012
The Royal Sonesta Cambridge Hotel was buzzing last night with a groundbreaking joint event between two of the better-known startup communities in Boston...
By: Susan Johnston | December 2, 2012
From ebooks and daily deals to MP3s and Pandora subscriptions, countless consumers will send electronic gifts this holiday season. Cambridge-based startup Delightfully...
By: George McQuilken | November 29, 2012
You may see lots of Scowling Scrooges and Sourpuss Santas this season, but you’ll see Smiling Angels all around Boston, 82 of them, who invested in Incentive Targeting...
By: Matt Fates | November 28, 2012
We are very pleased that our second B2B Enterprise IT Forum was so well received.  Thank you for all of the positive feedback.  We had a strong turnout, smart...
By: Susan Johnston | November 27, 2012
When Seth Rosen went searching online for a custom coffee table in 2008, he discovered the subscription-based website custommade.com but says the website...
By: Susan Johnston | November 26, 2012
Earlier this spring, while an executive in residence at Bain Capital Ventures, Izzy Azeri started brainstorming with Dan Belcher about starting a company. “One of the markets we were...

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