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By: Micah Rosenbloom | January 20, 2011
Universities are TechStars on steroids. Some of the most influential companies in the US can be traced back to university roots. (e.g. HP, Sun Microsystems, Bose...
By: Matthew Mamet | January 19, 2011
Really excited to post that EditMe, the startup I’ve been working on, has been been acquired. You can read all about it on our blog. For this post, I wanted to write...
By: Brian Balfour | January 18, 2011
The $5M Keg - In 2007 I was 23 years old, working full time as a product manager at ZoomInfo while moonlighting on a number of entrepreneurial side projects. I had previously...
By: Keith Cline | January 17, 2011
Today, we have our first Octane segment of the new year and we are excited to have Gil Zimmermann as our guest! Gil is the CEO & Co-Founder of Aprigo in Waltham. Aprigo is a VC backed cloud...
By: Keith Cline | January 17, 2011
You know you're a big deal if Mass High Tech sends out a breaking news alert about your job change. This is what happened to Gus Weber last week, as he announced his...
By: Jeff Bennett | January 13, 2011
Building a great team is crucial to ensuring the success and sustainability of any startup venture. But, there are potential pitfalls to consider, and there’s little room...
By: Jeff Bussgang | January 12, 2011
With big tech companies awash in cash, nearly every analyst out there is predicting that the M&A market will heat up in 2011. At a (pre-blizzard) conference I attended...
By: Firas Raouf | January 11, 2011
I have been spending a bit of time on Quora to answer questions asked by early stage software entrepreneurs… all part of my role as an early stage software investor who...
By: Dave Perlman | January 10, 2011
When I talk to my friends and colleagues about the problems they face, most say that time is their toughest enemy. Like other issues CTOs face, time can be managed...
By: Bijan Sabet | January 9, 2011
I was asked this question yesterday by a founder. I hear this question all the time so I thought I would write down my thoughts. The short answer is you should raise a...
By: Keith Cline | January 9, 2011
2011 started out with a bang! Lots of deals announced. Here are some highlights: Dimdim was acquired by Salesforce.com for $31M, which is pretty big news. Salesforce.com...
By: Keith Cline | January 6, 2011
Admit it... you still have the mental energy for just one more list of predictions about 2011, right? Well, we have saved the best for last. Announcing our inaugural...
By: Jon Karlen | January 5, 2011
University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium (URES) is the "go to" annual event in Boston for the country's world-class research universities to showcase...
By: Bilal Zuberi | January 4, 2011
For the past couple of years I wrote end of year notes as predictions in the cleantech space for the next year. (cleantech predictions for 2010). But this year...
By: Keith Cline | January 3, 2011
Will the IPO window open for some local companies to reach the public markets? From what I have seen, three companies filed an S-1 last year...
By: Keith Cline | January 2, 2011
2010 will be remembered as the year of the Tech rebound in Boston, as we saw a number of exits (acquisitions) and several startups that received funding. The larger...
By: Keith Cline | January 2, 2011
Happy New Year! I will remember 2010 as the year of the Tech rebound in Boston. There was a lot of positive activity and energy... first time and established...
By: David Skok | December 28, 2010
This post provides SaaS entrepreneurs with an Excel spreadsheet model and graphs that show the cash flow trough that happens to SaaS, or other subscription/recurring revenue...
By: Frank Days | December 27, 2010
Over the last few years, I have noticed a division in the types of marketing people I meet. Some colleagues have referred to this as data driven vs. marcom/branding types...
By: Rob Go | December 26, 2010
Following up on my year in review post, here are a few things I’m looking forward to in 2011. Big M&A and IPO Activity. 2011 will build off the growing momentum in the...
By: Keith Cline | December 26, 2010
Welcome to the abbreviated holiday edition of VentureFizz! I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! It is obviously another light week, as we gear up for a BIG...
By: David Aronoff | December 22, 2010
This is the second part of my year end wrap up and thoughts on where the opportunities may lie for 2011. Tablet Computing – It’s hard to believe that the...
By: David Aronoff | December 21, 2010
2010 was a busy crazy weird year. I’ll wrap up some thoughts and themes in this post and a second part next week. The economy continued to bump along and most signs...
By: Dharmesh Shah | December 20, 2010
The Dharmesh Test is a quick, simple set of yes/no questions to gauge the likelihood of long-term success of a SaaS (Software as a Service) company. It is inspired by...
By: Keith Cline | December 19, 2010
It is that time time of year for "best of" and "top" lists for 2010, so we thought it would be fun...
By: Keith Cline | December 19, 2010
Over the summer, we started to learn about a new startup called RelayRides, which is a consumer carsharing service that was launched in Boston. The company went on...
By: Dries Buytaert | December 16, 2010
In this post, I want to focus on one of the most difficult questions for entrepreneurs raising money from investors: what is the right amount of capital to...
By: Jay Neely | December 15, 2010
Shutting down my startup has left me needing to fill three voids: goals, money, and credibility. I’m fortunate to have steady consulting work, a simple lifestyle with...
By: Chip Hazard | December 14, 2010
Ahh December. Between closing out the year, performance reviews, holiday parties and family activities, it is always a crazy time of the year. And to top it all..
By: David Skok | December 13, 2010
In my two previous blog posts, I’ve discussed the first two of three key phases in a startup life cycle: finding a product/market fit, then determining a repeatable...

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