Stories

By: Keith Cline | April 19, 2012
You're a first-time entrepreneur. You have an idea that will change the world and you have been fortunate to find an investor to fund it. Now you're faced with your...
By: Jon Steiman | April 18, 2012
Congratulations, your start-up received a term-sheet. Now what?  If you’re a first time entrepreneur, you’ve been pounding the pavement for months – maybe even years...
By: Joe Kinsella | April 17, 2012
Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to gain hands on experience building software to support multiple clouds. While most cloud consumers can live within the gated...
By: Pito Salas | April 16, 2012
I've watched some people struggling with some email blow ups and frustrations over the years and I was just thinking about some of the...
By: Scott Johnson | April 15, 2012
The most important financial decision you will ever make as an entrepreneur is when to sell your company.  What amount of money to raise at what price from whom pales in comparison...
By: Jo Tango | April 12, 2012
This is the fifth post in a Friday series on “raising VC money”. For the list of topics we are covering, click here. In this post, we’ll focus on “how to handle...
By: Don Dodge | April 11, 2012
I could build Instagram in a week. How many times have you heard someone say "I could build [insert hot startup name here] in a week"? I hear it all the time. But, I have yet...
By: Ravi Mehta | April 10, 2012
This is the final part in a three part series about how to launch your startup on a shoestring budget. In the first post, we looked at back office and operational tools that enable...
Office Tours
By: | April 9, 2012
Welcome to the Intrepid Labs Office Tour!  Located at 222 Third...
By: Chris Sheehan | April 8, 2012
At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to...
By: Jo Tango | April 5, 2012
This is the fourth post in a Friday series on “raising VC money.” For the list of topics we are covering, click here. In this post, we’ll focus on the topic: how to handle...
By: Kevin Mandeville | April 4, 2012
There are several common mistakes people make that slow down their website. Are you making any of them? See the mistakes below (and how you can fix them if you are making...  
By: Ravi Mehta | April 3, 2012
This is the second part in a three part series about how to launch your startup on a shoestring budget. In the first post, we looked at back office and operational tools that enable...
By: Arjun Moorthy | April 2, 2012
Recently our CEO Brian Halligan said during an employee gathering that there are only two jobs worth having at a company – either building the product or selling it.  The blunt..
By: Firas Raouf | April 1, 2012
Did you have to re-read that headline a few times? I admit, it might seem a bit confusing coming from a venture capitalist.  But here’s the truth: there are plenty of expansion stage...
By: Jo Tango | March 29, 2012
This is the third post in a Friday series on “raising VC money”.  For the list of topics we are covering, click here.  In this post, we’ll focus on “how to handle the 1st VC...
By: Sean Marsh | March 28, 2012
A venture capital firm’s reputation and by extension its brand is shaped and defined by a few critical components including: (i) The Entrepreneurs...
By: Ravi Mehta | March 27, 2012
During a Sunday afternoon last year, I came across an article about how to quickly and cheaply launch a business. I had been wanting to start a side project to get more familiar with...
Office Tours
By: | March 26, 2012
Brightcove went public last month and their stock has been doing very well in the public markets.  Last week, they moved into...
By: PJ Solomon | March 24, 2012
Without dating myself or even just admitting I like classic rock and folk music, one of the best stories told through a song is “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin. For those of you...
By: Jo Tango | March 22, 2012
This is the second post in a series on “raising VC money.”  For the list of topics we are covering, click here.  This post will cover “how to get the VC meeting.”  So, after doing...
By: Chris Sheehan | March 21, 2012
You’re an early stage entrepreneur building a Web-based subscription business. You have your board meeting coming up soon, or you’re sitting down with your close...
By: Nathan Burke | March 20, 2012
When it comes to buying and selling secondhand things, there have been few technological innovations after the garage sale and Craig’s List. But a new startup called peddl is using its MIT...
By: Chris McMahon | March 19, 2012
The idea is working… you have great investors, you have hired exceptional people, your core product is built, your customers are happy and they want to know what is coming...
By: Danya Cheskis-Gold | March 18, 2012
Teachers and students have a mutual goal: to learn. The best teachers constantly adapt their plans - sometimes at a moment's notice - to ensure that they meet the needs...
By: Jo Tango | March 15, 2012
In this post, we’ll focus on the first topic: which VCs to target?  I think it’s a critical step in the fundraising process.  You have a new business idea, you’ve spent a ton of time on...
Office Tours
By: | March 14, 2012
Welcome to the Wayfair Office Tour!  We are located at 177 Huntington Ave in Boston.  Our new logo is proudly displayed...
By: Lee Hower | March 13, 2012
In the fall of 2010 I laid out reasons why all the tech “bubble” chatter was really more the hallmark of a reasonably sustained boom, and then revisited the topic almost one year ago to the...
There’s something magical happening in Boston right now, and it’s going to make history.  Like many Startup scenes, Boston’s is truly exploding, vibrant with...
By: Dave Power | March 11, 2012
What can we learn about innovation and growth from the most successful growth companies?  Global competition and a weak economy have made growth more challenging...

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