Stories

By: Chris McMahon | March 26, 2013
If leaders are supposed to lead, and managers are supposed to manage, then what do I do? The good news is that you don’t have to choose…do both. Whether you...
By: Parna Sarkar-Basu | March 26, 2013
The days of an enterprise feeling good about mobility leadership by piloting a mobile app or two are behind us. Survey findings show that the new norm for enterprise mobile...
By: Jesse Waites | March 25, 2013
There is an expression that you may have heard lately- “Software is eating the world”. The meaning of this is that we as a society are building platforms and...
By: Frank Days | March 25, 2013
It usually starts with someone's bright idea:  "We need to disrupt this market…fast. How about we just give away our product.  It will go viral...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 25, 2013
Many local mobile entrepreneurs braved the snow, ice, and the freezing wind to gather for an afternoon of frank talk about the future of mobile technologies at...
By: Bob Bishop | March 21, 2013
Last week, we launched a new Limited Liability Company (LLC) incorporation offering on the Founder’s Workbench Document Driver. To help founders evaluate potential use of the...
By: Eric Paley | March 21, 2013
I had lunch recently with one of our portfolio CEOs, and he said something that really caught my attention.  I had just commented on how well they were executing...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 20, 2013
Late in 2011, Eli Sapir and Jonathan Kay realized that there was no viable (or profitable) endgame for app creators, so they decided to start Apptopia, a marketplace...
By: Susan Johnston | March 19, 2013
Thanks to the Mark Zuckerbergs and Sean Fannings of the world (Fanning founded Napster while at Northeastern), entrepreneurship thrives on campuses across Boston...
By: Ashley Lane | March 19, 2013
If you are a tenant in the market for office space in Boston this year, you may want to consider the findings of Cassidy Turley’s research team.  Our analysis of Boston’s 2012...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 18, 2013
ZeroTurnaround, the international software development productivity company funded by Bain Capital Ventures, announced that it has acquired Javeleon, a Java development...
By: Ben Mirin | March 18, 2013
Hopping into the seventh floor elevator at Communispace with an armful of candy boxes, Matt Slaman wanted to revamp his sales pitch.   “We should offer free candy...
By: Keith Cline | March 18, 2013
Sample6 Technologies, the developer of the world’s fist synthetic biology-based, “enrichment-free” bacterial monitoring platform, has appointed Tim Curran as Chief Executive Officer...
By: Susan Johnston | March 17, 2013
As captain of his college basketball team at Bowdoin College, Jordan Fliegel took the team to its best season in school history and landed himself a contract with Hapoel...
By: Lisa Underkoffler | March 17, 2013
The iPad is one of the coolest, new things in the last 3 years. Definitely cool. An inspiration in so many ways. But is it new???   In the early 1990’s, there was some amazing...
By: Keith Cline | March 14, 2013
Nipendo, a pioneer of the first cloud-based, supplier trading solution, announced today that it has closed its Series B round of funding in the amount of $8 million...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 13, 2013
Tuesday morning, members of the Boston (and Massachusetts at-large) tech / innovation community gathered at the Renaissance Hotel in the Innovation District...
By: Susan Johnston | March 12, 2013
Boston is known for its ardent sports fans, so the home of the Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins served as a natural birthplace for Fancred, an iPhone-based social platform...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 12, 2013
Local transportation innovation company Wanderu walked away from SXSW’s Interactive Accelerator Competition Tuesday night with a victory in the “Most Innovative Web...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 11, 2013
In the 1990’s, as companies in almost every business segment rapidly expanded their networking computing infrastructure, an entire new industry was created to manage...
By: Susan Johnston | March 10, 2013
Jon Sugihara has a knack for identifying gaps in the market and creating startups to fill those gaps. “I always find it’s not a matter of having a lot of good ideas, it’s listening...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 10, 2013
The snow-filled month of February allowed for an unprecedented spending spree for “On-Demand” movies in this journalist’s household. Although the film festival did prevent...
By: Craig Daniel | March 7, 2013
Thanks to the work by Eric Ries and the Lean Startup movement, startups are using the scientific method to build products, test markets, and grow their userbase...
By: Keith Cline | March 6, 2013
Boston based Spindle announced today the release of version 2.0 of their iPhone app with some exciting new features and expanded coverage in three more new cities...
By: Nick Francis | March 5, 2013
You are bound to hear the question dozens, maybe hundreds of times as a founder. How are you going to compete with Company XYZ? Can you differentiate from your...
By: Keith Cline | March 5, 2013
Actifio™, the radically simple copy data storage company, today announced it has closed a $50 million investment round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV)...
By: Joel Lehrer | March 4, 2013
Whether you’re a founder thinking about using third party software for your start-up, or thinking about how best to structure licenses to your software, it’s important to...
By: Bilal Zuberi | March 4, 2013
RoughDraft.vc is an initiative that my partners Nitesh Banta, Peter Boyce and I started last year to provide the kind of unhindered financial and other support...
By: Keith Cline | March 3, 2013
As they say in sales: "Time kills all deals."  But the statement applies to recruiting, too.  Here's a dreadful scenario you'll find familiar.  You and your team spend countless hours..
By: Keith Cline | March 3, 2013
Today, Startup Institute, formerly known as Boston Startup School, announced the building of Startup Institute New York. Startup Institute launched a year ago...

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