Rough Draft Ventures: 2015 - 2016 Investment Team [slideshow]
Rough Draft Ventures: 2015 - 2016 Investment Team [slideshow]
CounterTack Acquires ManTech Cyber Solutions International to Continue Progressing Boston’s Cybersecurity Innovation Movement
The cybersecurity market has taken on a life of it’s own – the era of major, devastating cyber attacks has hit a new level of criticality for enterprise and government organizations...
Q4 2014 Investment Data [Infographic]
An infographic detailing the Q4 2014 investment data.
2014 in Review – The Big Monster Rounds of Funding [slideshow]
2014 had many monster rounds of funding to build the next pillar companies in the area.
2014 in Review – The Exits that Rocked Boston [slideshow]
A Big Year for Boston!
Up Rounds & Simpler Terms – Q3 Tale Of The Tape
Analytics are out on the private financing market during Q3. We should all appreciate that Wilson Sonsini and Cooley each make the effort to aggregate and publish term sheet analytics...
Alfred Raises $2M to Help You Automate Your Life
There has been a powerful trend within the walls of Harvard Business School. Some of the fastest growing consumer brands, like Birchbox and Rent the Runway, have been launched...
Barbell or Lollipop?
A great barometer as to the health of the venture capital industry is the quarterly fundraising data which the National Venture Capital Association, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, released recently. The 3Q14 data suggest that the annualized fundraising pace should come in around $32 billion for the year...
Deals – Q3 2014 Review - The Next Generation [Slideshow]
Over the past couple of days, we've been taking a look at some of the major deals over Q2 2014.
Today, we are going to take a look at The Next Generation...
America’s Growth Capital
The America’s Growth Capital Boston Technology conference hit the Westin Copley on October 2. Complete with “speed dating” meetings where vendor and VC are paired up to discuss business...
Deals – Q3 2014 Review – Scaling To The Next Level [Slideshow]
Time for our Q3 2014 Deals review. Today, we are going to take a look at many of the middle-stage companies that have raised significant rounds of funding to scale to the next level.
Deals – Q3 2014 Review - The Big Ones [Slideshow]
Q3 is behind us... so that means... it is time to review all the deals that happened over the quarter.
What Just Happened – Part II?
The National Venture Capital Association released the 2Q14 fundraising data a few weeks ago which makes for fascinating reading when compared to the 2Q14 VC investing data.
And They Said It Couldn’t Get Any Better…
The 2Q14 VC investment data just released in the MoneyTree Report prepared by the National Venture Capital Association with an assist from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Thomson Reuters details the $13.0 billion invested in 1,114 companies over the last three months.
Deals – Q2 2014 Review - The Next Generation [slideshow]
Over the past couple of days, we've been taking a look at some of the major deals over Q2 2014. Today, we are going to take a look at The Next Generation, meaning companies that have raised a seed or a Series A round of funding.
Deals - Q2 2014 Review - Scaling to the Next Level [slideshow]
Time for our Q2 2014 Deals review. Yesterday, we reviewed The Big Ones
- companies that had an exit or are on the verge of having one...
Deals - Q2 2014 Review - The Big Ones
The second quarter of 2014 was very active in terms of deals for companies at all stages.
We are going to take a look at some of the major deals over three days...
What Just Happened?
The National Venture Capital Association recently released data on 1Q14 investment activity, which always makes for an interesting read – at least on long plane rides. Point of fact, this past quarter was exceptional in many ways – and arguably somewhat unexpected. The headlines read that $9.5 billion was invested in 951 companies...
Funding Advice & Options for Women Entrepreneurs
Going out to investors can be stressful for any company, whether in their seed stage or at $10 million in revenue. You need to know a lot of information before even thinking about speaking to a VC firm: how to get an introduction, what stage of your business is right to approach an investor, and how you should pitch your company, just to name a few.
Let the Good Times Roll?
Earlier this week the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released the VC Quarterly Fundraising data for 1Q14. The expectation was for this past quarter to be a strong quarter for fundraising, given the (until recently) buoyant public equity markets and strong M&A environment which drove a lot of liquidity back to LP’s.
Deals - Q1 2014 Review - The Next Generation [slideshow]
Over the past couple of days, we've been taking a look at some of the major deals over Q1 2014. On Tuesday, we highlighted The Big Ones (exited or ready for one), yesterday...
Deals - Q1 2014 Review - Scaling to the Next Level
Q1 2014 has been a very active quarter in the Boston tech community. Yesterday, we reviewed the exits or companies on the verge of one with The Big Ones. Today, we are going...
Deals - Q1 2014 Review - The Big Ones
The first quarter of 2014 was very active in terms of deals for companies at all stages. We are going to take a look at the major deals over three days: The Big Ones...
“And Now For the Rest of the Story…”
Spent some time this weekend looking at the recently released 4Q13 investment data compiled by the National Venture Capital Association/PricewaterhouseCoopers/Thomson Reuters in their “MoneyTree Report.”
Smarterer Raises More Funding and "Flocks" to the Enterprise
Smarterer has been making some major waves as the company evolves towards solving an enterprise problem for companies with their skills assessment platform called Flock...
Codeship's Series A Has Landed... Time to Start a Software Testing Revolution!
As cofounder and CFO of STARTeurope, Moritz Plassnig had seen tech startups struggle to keep up with the need for updates. "You have to be really fast at a software...
Datadog Raises $15M for Monitoring & Data Analytics Platform
Boston-based OpenView Ventures announced yesterday that they led a Series B round of funding for Datadog, a monitoring and data analytics platform...
Localytics Raises $16M in Series C Funding... The Next Step in Building a Big Company in Boston
This morning, Localyitics, the Boston-based mobile/web app marketing and analytics platform, announced a $16M Series C round of funding. The most recent round was led...
Angel Investing: Know (What Motivates) Thyself
I was recently talking with another member of LinkedIn’s founding team. It’s been awhile since we worked together on a daily basis so a lot was just general catch up, but one of...
Venture Capital is Swimming Upstream: Why?
Pitchbook recently released their Q4 valuation and trends report. While the quarterly data is always a bit noisy, there’s one long-term trend I find especially interesting...