Stories

By: Keith Cline | June 5, 2012
The Best Job Board In Boston Just Got Better!!!!  As part of my weekly email the other day, I hinted...
By: Brendan Lynch | June 4, 2012
Smarterer, the Boston startup building a platform to help job-seekers validate their job skills, has landed $1.75 million in...
By: Adam Landsman | June 3, 2012
It’s fun to work for a tech company. Actually – it’s really, really fun to work for a tech company: people work hard, play hard, and have a strong sense of camaraderie...
By: Brendan Boyle | May 31, 2012
Kickstarter and sites like it use the power of the internet to bring groups of people together to fund a wide variety of artistic endeavors, products, causes, and initiatives. These sites...
By: Mark Chang | May 30, 2012
In my other day job, working at another startup school, I spend my time trying to change the way we educate undergraduate engineering students. One of the...
Office Tours
By: | May 29, 2012
Welcome to the BzzAgent Office Tour! Located at 500 Harrison Avenue in Boston, this social media marketing...
By: Jesse Waites | May 28, 2012
I remember the first time I heard about the Green Street Vault. I was hanging out with my buddy Chris Yim and I asked him what...
By: Keith Cline | May 24, 2012
TechCrunch Disrupt in NYC was held earlier this week.  Three Boston based companies participated in their Startup...
By: Andy Palmer | May 23, 2012
In my last post, I wrote about how important it is for founders to take a proactive and decisive approach to crafting their ownership models – to the extent of being...
By: Matt Douglas | May 22, 2012
A few months ago, the entrepreneur/tech world was rocked by the awesome launch of DollarShaveClub. If you haven't heard of them, or haven't yet seen the launch...
By: Christopher Mirabile | May 21, 2012
New entrepreneurs show a lot of confusion on the subject of advisory boards and corporate boards of directors. It’s justified; there is some conceptual overlap. But they...
By: David Skok | May 20, 2012
Summary: Illustrates graphically why churn is a huge problem a SaaS company gets larger. It also looks at a very surprising factor that can massively accelerate SaaS...
By: Keith Cline | May 17, 2012
You know the scenario: You have a mission-critical position open at your company, and the right candidate has been impossible to find.  You might be looking for the...
By: Sarela Bliman-Cohen | May 16, 2012
In my 15+ years in technology I have had the privilege of working as a product manager who reported to various department heads. In some cases I reported to engineering...
By: Mike Hirshland | May 15, 2012
Ok, sure, there obviously is no such thing as a perfect pitch, I’m just trying to get better at using titles that actually attract readers (I’m gonna do a summer internship at...
By: Rob Go | May 14, 2012
I sent a tweet out last week that resulted in some healthy debate:  “three years ago, I was telling everyone I met to start companies. These days, I’m telling everyone to think twice...
By: Jesse Waites | May 13, 2012
Aloha. My name is Jesse Waites, and I am going to be communicating to you regularly, through text, via this column for a little while. Why, you may ask? The answer to that...
By: Jo Tango | May 10, 2012
This is the eighth and final post in a Friday series on “raising VC money.” I hope the series has been helpful to entrepreneurs. If you liked it, please consider Tweeting it or linking...
By: Melissa Withers | May 9, 2012
In 2012, Betaspring expanded it's focus on accelerating gaming-related companies.  Building on a strong design/CS...
By: Bilal Zuberi | May 8, 2012
Below is a terribly written note, but I hope it conveys the point I am trying to make…May is a special time in Boston. With finals & graduation around the corner, students...
By: Keith Cline | May 7, 2012
Videos from our spring accelerator Launch Day are here.  The vids are not much produced, but of high enough quality for you to check in on the companies that caught your fancy...
By: Frank Belzer | May 7, 2012
I read a fascinating article in the Harvard Business Review  about teamwork.  One of the sentences that caught my eye was this, “Team members are more likely to want to...
By: George Roberts | May 6, 2012
When you look up the phrase “the elephant in the room” in Wikipedia you get: “Elephant in the room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is being...
By: | May 4, 2012
TechStars held their Demo Day for the most recent class from Boston on Thursday. Thirteen companies...
By: Jo Tango | May 3, 2012
This is the seventh post in a Friday series on “raising VC money.”  I’ve really enjoyed writing these posts and to have an opportunity to interact with many folks.  Thank you...
By: Eric Paley | May 2, 2012
I remember a very strange moment during my college interview where my obsession with baseball came into the conversation.  The interviewer asked me what...
By: Andy Palmer | May 1, 2012
If you haven’t read my friend Tom Davenport’s book Competing on Analytics (Harvard University Press, 2007), you should.  If you have read it, it’s a really good time to read it...
By: Jeff Bussgang | April 30, 2012
When I entered the VC business 10 years ago, I tried to keep thinking about venture capital as a business, where the key focus area was on meeting the needs of our...
By: Nathan Burke | April 29, 2012
Sales reps spend a lot of their time on the road, talking to clients and prospects, and gathering information that should end up in a CRM. But since they are humans, the longer...
By: Jo Tango | April 26, 2012
This is the sixth 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 negotiate a VC term...

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