Stories

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...
By: Rob Go | February 28, 2013
Early stage companies are often refining their stories or narratives.  It’s important for lots of reasons – inspiring team members, recruiting, creating focus, getting...
By: Dennis Keohane | February 28, 2013
There was a great deal of buzz surrounding the official opening of PayPal’s new Boston headquarters on Thursday evening. A crowd of about four-hundred attended...
Office Tours
By: | February 28, 2013
One International Place is the new home of PayPal Boston, right in the heart of the financial district...
By: Matt Douglas | February 27, 2013
There are two types of people in a start-up: those who have the hunger, and those who don't. If you're working at a start-up and not sure if you are hungry...
By: Stephen Kraus | February 27, 2013
February is always a special month for me.   Yes, in the Hallmark sense, it is the time of the year to celebrate love but, for me, February is one big celebration of the best thing in...
By: Nick Worswick | February 26, 2013
In Part 1 of my blog on building a 3-Step Plan to Get the Most from New Sales Hires, I discussed the tendency of high growth companies to act under pressure and hire sales people...
By: Dennis Keohane | February 25, 2013
Nataly Kogan, founder of Happier, knows her stuff about the psychology, neurology, and sociology of happiness. During our chat in Happier’s Fort Point Channel loft...
By: Dennis Keohane | February 25, 2013
Deja vu was the order of the evening for WebInno 37 at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge last night. For one, I was back in the very room of one of my most tragic adventures...
By: Keith Cline | February 25, 2013
The AdTech sector in Boston continues to thrive with many companies like DataXu and Fiksu seeing incredible growth.  Nanigans is another company that is leading the charge...
By: Dennis Keohane | February 25, 2013
Trinity Pharma Solutions announced the release of AgileM, a mobile analytics platform that is a first of its kind in the life sciences industry. The company believes that the...
By: Izzy Azeri | February 24, 2013
There has been a lot of buzz lately about startups being "Orphaned" after a Seed round--a phenomenon that has been dubbed the “Series A Crunch”...   
By: Dennis Keohane | February 21, 2013
Headquartered on the upper floors of the landmark Old State House Building, mobile app Mobee hopes to forge a new chapter of history in Boston with its...
By: Susan Johnston | February 20, 2013
Today, Cambridge-based content curation tool Curata announces a partnership with San Francisco-based Buffer, a tool that enables smarter sharing on social media. This integration...
By: Nick Worswick | February 19, 2013
Word always travels fast when a company is doing well, and growing quickly. The flood of resumes can be overwhelming. No matter what roles you want to fill, you’re certain...
By: Keith Cline | February 19, 2013
Wayfair.com, the largest online retailer of home products and furnishings, today announced the launch of Daily Fair, a new flash sale feature to engage...
By: Dennis Keohane | February 18, 2013
The hype over new mail app Mailbox has exploded recently as the waiting list for the app continues to grow. Mailbox has a great feature that makes it possible to...
By: Keith Cline | February 18, 2013
The Harlem Shake is the latest dance video to go viral and we spotted two tech companies in Boston doing their own version of this 30 second dance...
By: David Beisel | February 17, 2013
VCs like to give out homework. They won’t call it that, though. But rather they use words like “diligence” and “information requests.” Just like in school, the homework can actually...
By: Alex Taussig | February 14, 2013
I graduated from Harvard Business School in the nuclear winter of job seeking: spring of 2009. I remember quite a few of my classmates thinking they were going to “career...
By: Fred Destin | February 13, 2013
There a bold piece by Marc Andreessen in PandoDaily announcing the "death of retail". As an extension to the theme of "software will eat the world" it's smart...
By: Shaun Johnson | February 13, 2013
Around Valentine’s Day you tend to see people looking for love everywhere they go. But what about a job they’ll love? At Boston Startup School, we’re playing cupid...
By: Jeff Bussgang | February 12, 2013
My first job after business school was serving as a product manager for an Internet commerce software company (Open Market, IPO'96).  Back then, we learned the...
By: Keith Cline | February 11, 2013
Foley Hoag LLP today unveiled the first collaborative in Boston’s burgeoning Innovation District, bringing together technology companies, entrepreneurs...
By: Dennis Keohane | February 11, 2013
Cambridge-based Infinio Systems announced a new round of funding this morning. The $10 million Series A investment brings the company’s total investments to date to $12 million...

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