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By: Matt Fates | January 17, 2013
Gartner made headlines recently when it predicted big data would create 4.4 million jobs by 2015. The analyst firm opined that there’s not enough hired talent to...
By: Susan Johnston | January 16, 2013
Sapient alums Dimitris Georgakopoulos and Michael Monteiro founded Buildium, a SaaS platform for property managers, in 2004. The company raised its first round of private equity...
By: Sean Marsh | January 16, 2013
While it is likely that 2013 will be a year of reckoning for many seed funded companies, I think the most important point about the so-called “Series A Crunch” was recently made...
By: Ashley Lane | January 15, 2013
In the past 13 years, the topography of greater Boston’s commercial tenant landscape has shifted significantly.  In 2000, corporate campuses were king and rapidly expanding...
By: Crystal Germond | January 14, 2013
Next month Boston will host its ninth Startup Weekend, an event bringing together entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts to participate in 54 hours of taking...
By: Susan Johnston | January 13, 2013
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, some 3,000 vendors gathered to unveil the latest and greatest TVs, computers, and other gadgets. Among those new...
By: Michael Greeley | January 10, 2013
One of the more interesting press releases from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is the VC Quarterly Fundraising announcement which came out...
By: Romy Ribitzky | January 9, 2013
Think for a moment about your startup community. If it’s anything like ours in Boston, it’s a tight-knit one, where many of us know each other and introducing yourself as an...
By: Pawan Deshpande | January 8, 2013
2012 was a huge year for the content marketing space, and 2013 is likely to follow suit. A growing marketing tactic in both popularity and success, content marketing is being...
By: Ambar Bhattacharyya | January 7, 2013
In our healthcare practice, we look to identify and invest in the biggest trends in the marketplace.  So what is the largest healthcare trend today?  If you ask healthcare...
By: Susan Johnston | January 6, 2013
With the rise of smartphones, tablets, and TVs streaming online video, consumers have more ways than ever to view content like music, movies, or photos. But as serial entrepreneur Dave Sukoff will tell you, not all those platforms are the ideal.
By: Libby Kober | January 3, 2013
Last month, IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator hosted Investor Insights, a biannual event featuring a panel of venture capitalists and angel investors. The forum provides...
By: Karl Buttner | January 2, 2013
As we kick off 2013, I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of Boston startup ecosystem with all of the amazing people, resources and great community it boasts...
By: Owen Johnson | December 27, 2012
In a previous post, I discussed the importance of angel investors for the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Startups need angels. But do they need angel groups?  As it turns out, formal angels...
By: Lee Hower | December 26, 2012
A little more inside baseball from the VC biz… why VC’s rarely make “crossover” investments, with capital from multiple funds the VC firm manages invested in a single startup...
By: Susan Johnston | December 25, 2012
Six billion SMS messages are sent per day, according to data from Forrester Research, most of them between friends or family members. But Stuart Levinson, formerly an entrepreneur-in-residence...
By: Owen Johnson | December 20, 2012
Angel investors are an important source of capital for early stage startups. Without them, many startups would never get beyond the idea phase. However, not all angels are...
By: Ralph Folz | December 19, 2012
For many new companies, the first few months – and sometimes years – are just focused on getting things off the ground. Creating a solid business model, securing funding...
By: Dan Katcher | December 18, 2012
I did a NEDMA talk recently on how companies can focus marketing efforts through their mobile plans.  The thesis of the talk was that in a world where everyone is accessing...
By: Keith Cline | December 18, 2012
At the MassTLC unConference event, I was catching up with C.A. Webb, the Executive Director of the New England Venture Capital Association.  She was recruiting companies...
By: Healy Jones | December 17, 2012
As the marketing person at a SaaS startup focused on online cloud storage, OfficeDrop, I obviously experiment a lot with email performance, varying subject line, content, design...
By: Susan Johnston | December 17, 2012
Providence, R.I.-based Swipely, which offers a cloud-based marketing and payment service, today announced its “Winter ‘13” product release. Founded by serial entrepreneur Angus Davis...
By: Allan Tear | December 16, 2012
An interesting thing is happening: accelerators across the globe are working at their stated goal of massively increasing the number of startups, while also making them more...
By: Dennis Keohane | December 13, 2012
Last Thursday night, HubSpot’s Dharmesh Shah achieved a distinction that speaks volumes about his standing among members of the Boston tech/innovation...
By: | December 12, 2012
Yesterday, a new fund launched within the local college scene yesterday called RoughDraft.vc.  This fund is backed by General Catalyst but...
By: Keith Cline | December 11, 2012
ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, today announced the launch of the ProfitBricks...
By: Dennis Keohane | December 10, 2012
The 15th Annual MIT Venture Capital Conference kicked off Friday evening with a call to action by MassChallenge’s John Harthorne and concluded Saturday afternoon...
By: Firas Raouf | December 10, 2012
The dilemma has become quite acute these days since there’s been an expansion of available capital from VCs to fund growth companies. The more capital available, the more...
By: | December 9, 2012
The latest class of 60 students from Boston Startup School is graduating and they are hosting a Student Expose event on Friday where you can meet the students - details here.  VentureFizz has your sneak peak look at all of the students! 
By: Susan Johnston | December 6, 2012
When Shawn Harris owned ECC Life & Style, a custom clothing company that created suits for clients including Celtics coach Doc Rivers, he noticed a problem with pricing...

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