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By: Susan Johnston | October 10, 2012
When Krishna Ramchandran and Amit Jardosh started Ubersense in January 2011, they envisioned a mobile video app that would help users improve their golf swing. But as the...
By: Susan Johnston | October 9, 2012
During the Boston Innovation Challenge Hack-a-thon in May, Matt Bridges, CTO at Intrepid Pursuits, heard a presentation from a local musician. “He could distribute his music...
By: Bilal Zuberi | October 9, 2012
I attended the annual Startup Bootcamp at MIT yesterday. It was the best thing I could possibly have done on the Columbus Day holiday. Kudos to the amazing group of...
By: Michael Greeley | October 9, 2012
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Thomson Reuters released today the 3Q12 VC fundraising data, which is a report I eagerly await as it is a barometer of...
By: Dave Balter | October 8, 2012
On October 25th, some of Boston’s best and brightest investors will be getting together to invest $100,000 (at least) in startups, live and on the spot.    It’s going to be a...
By: Rob Go | October 8, 2012
I was spending some time with an MIT senior who is very involved with the startup community and has spent some time working at venture funded companies.  We were...
By: Susan Johnston | October 7, 2012
While earning her MBA at Harvard Business School (HBS), Danielle Weinblatt struck up a conversation with Andrew Paradise (then CEO of AisleBuyer) about the frustrations of interviewing...
By: Patrick Campbell | October 4, 2012
One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned within the world of pricing is that even though your price remains the lever that has the highest impact on your revenue, the subject is one...
By: David Beisel | October 4, 2012
After completing a long process identifying the right venture firms to pitch, running an exhaustive fundraising process, finding a mutual fit, and successfully negotiating terms… at last...
By: Dave Barrett | October 4, 2012
Having read Seth Godin’s great little book, The Dip, I’ve been thinking about how Dips really influence the arc of not just individual career development but also that of start-up...
By: Jesse Waites | October 3, 2012
Inside of the Cambridge Innovation Center, tucked away in a corner on the 5th floor, lies a room known as Greenlight Labs. Outfitted with an electronics workstation, soldering irons...
By: Eric Paley | October 3, 2012
One of my favorite founders in Boston is Jason Jacobs of Runkeeper.  Every time I see Jason, I mention to him how impressed I am with what I'm hearing about the progress of Runkeeper...
By: Susan Johnston | October 2, 2012
Several mobile apps promise to boost customer loyalty but require customers to download an app or businesses to adopt a new system. But according to Angus Davis, Founder...
By: Jon Auerbach | October 2, 2012
One of the truisms of entrepreneurial startups is the importance of focus. Starting a company to compete against huge, well-capitalized companies is daunting enough. So focus...
By: Susan Johnston | October 1, 2012
Watching friends and family members undergo treatment for psychiatric conditions inspired John Moore to create RxApps, a health management platform...
By: Greg Rublev | October 1, 2012
As a typical startup founder I am often faced with difficult situations. Well, “often” is probably an understatement.  ”Always” is more like it.    As Steve Blank said in his Customer Development...
By: Keith Cline | September 30, 2012
We started VentureFizz over three years ago.  Our goal was to fill a void that was missing at the time.  A community website that focused on the Boston tech scene and a simple resource to keep people plugged in.  Since our launch...
By: Sean Marsh | September 27, 2012
This recent article from the Wall Street Journal suggests that there is a “Venture Capital Secret: 3 out of 4 start-ups fail”.  Failure, however, is defined as not returning...
By: Jules Pieri | September 26, 2012
On the Friday that our Rakuten investment closed, It was formally concluded with a simple “the Eagle has landed” email from Yai-yan Sun, the Rakuten USA CFO.  She wrote...
By: Susan Johnston | September 25, 2012
Today, NameMedia launches NameFind, a new tool that...
By: Susan Johnston | September 24, 2012
Last week, Boston-based apparel company Zoora announced its relaunch as Bow & Drape, an ecommerce brand that will allow...
By: Susan Johnston | September 23, 2012
The September 12 announcement about the iPhone 5 release means big business for Apple, of course, but also Boston-based recommerce...
By: Andy Palmer | September 20, 2012
Time – and how you use it – is the most important consideration for a Founder.  This is one of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my 20 years as an early...
By: Susan Johnston | September 19, 2012
After working in real estate for several years (he recently sold his web-based real estate company to Better Homes Realty), Tony...
By: Susan Johnston | September 18, 2012
Last week, FashionPlaytes announced $5 million in Series B funding from return...
By: Aaron O'Hearn | September 17, 2012
Now that we’ve wrapped up the inaugural session of the Boston Startup School and prepare for our next class, I thought I’d take a minute to reflect and share some...
By: Susan Johnston | September 17, 2012
For salespeople, executives, venture capitalists, and other outbound professionals, managing...
By: Brendan Lynch | September 16, 2012
Boston startup Yottaa has released the first major overhaul to its product -- the second generation...
By: Susan Johnston | September 13, 2012
The growing popularity of content curation has led to a slew of...
By: Dave Broadwin | September 12, 2012
The outcomes of negotiations around preferences never seem to have a compelling logic.  Under a particular set of circumstances is there a compelling reason...

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