Profiles

Branding, Creative, Strategy and Capital – Breakaway is a Unique Firm on the Rise

Last week, hybrid strategy, marketing & venture capital firm, Breakaway, acquired Crunch Brands, a branding agency founded and run by Ted Schlueter, who will now serve as Breakaway’s Chief Marketing Officer.

OpportunitySpace: Marketplace Making it Simple for People to Invest in Untapped Real Estate

If there’s a more obvious example of taking advantage of under-valued, missed used land or property than Boston’s Seaport District, I certainly haven’t seen it first hand like I have our beloved Innovation District.

2014 Served Up a Big Year for Digital Lumens

Based on Congress Street in Boston, Digital Lumens is becoming a global powerhouse in its industry. With the introduction of the first Intelligent Lighting System, the company is combining LEDs, networking and software into a single, integrated system.

Online Triathlete Tool Beat Your Mark Makes Boston its Home

Beat Your Mark, one of the world’s largest databases connecting triathletes, has chosen to locate its international headquarters here in Boston.

Boston Tech Alumni Taking Customer Intelligence to the Cloud

Two Boston tech veterans have teamed up to allow businesses to compile a rich customer knowledge base in the cloud and publish live digital personas with a new SaaS customer intelligence startup dubbed, Cintell.

Harvard Startup to Help You Consume the News

How do you consume your news? Do you bookmark your favorite news sites and sources, scroll through Twitter and see what’s trending? Perhaps you jump on Facebook and click whatever pops up in your timeline or subscribe to a few feeds and read the top one or two articles.

College Search and Application Process Enters the Tech Era

Do you remember your college application process? If you don’t, your parents most certainly do. Trying to provide guidance, while figuring out what it is you want in a school at the same time narrowing the list to schools in which they could afford.  Not an easy process...

Wellable Wants to Simplify Your Company Wellness Program

A finance major from the University of Georgia takes a job in investment banking after graduation, gets pouched by client he represented for a merger, falls in love with a new industry...

MAVRCK – the Digital Marketer’s Wingman

Mavrck, who today announced $2.5M Series A funding from GrandBanks Capital, has one of the best “ah-ha” moments I’ve heard to date.

Can Chuck Goldman’s Next Company Succeed at Bringing the Enterprise to Legalized Sports Gambling?

Boston based entrepreneur, Chuck Goldman, has a knack for bringing different technologies to the enterprise IT market.  At Apple, he led their Education and Enterprise Professional Services Divisions...

Kickstarter Product Focused on Making the American Dream more Realistic than Ever

Like many entrepreneurs, Mike Markarian’s mind is constantly filling up with product ideas. While he has put a few in motion, he’s let a lot more go un-pursued. Something his latest venture, Mount Dream, hopes to eliminate for other entrepreneurs.

Ex RunKeeper VP Launching App to Help You Be Better At Life

Boates hopes the app’s simplicity will encourage frequent use and ultimately help users “be better at life.”

Living Like The Jetsons Closer than Ever Thanks to Woburn-Based Terrafugia

How far off are we from flying cars? In all reality, not far at all. Meet George Jetson…

Workbar is Unifying Community through New Centers of Excellence

The business of coworking spaces is booming. We know that much. New companies popping up, established businesses opening new facilities, etc. It’s pretty fascinating to see how rapidly the concept has grown in recent years.

Bring Those Old Speakers Back Into Play with ROCKI

First there was Kickstarter, then there was Techstars. Now, it’s time for ROCKI to grow its international business right here in Boston.

NVBOTS: The 3D Printing Startup Focused on the Education Market

NVBOTS, the Boston-based creator of the world’s first fully-automated 3D printer, initiated a two-part Fundable Rewards campaign in October, giving people the opportunity...

Uberfied Car Wash? On Its Way…

The origin of a startup is always a fun topic...

Rough Draft Ventures Meets Matt Lauzon

Last week, we caught up with Matt Lauzon, founder of Dunwello and former founder of Gemvara.He speaks about his experiences as a young entrepreneur and provides a few great pieces of advice...

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...

Mobile BI Startup Databox Launches Enterprise Edition

Databox, a Mobile-first BI platform that empowers decision makers with actionable data and intelligent insights, today announced the release of their new product - Databox for Enterprise.

Q&A with Divya Dhar - Co-Founder & CEO, Seratis

Divya Dhar, is co-founder and CEO of Seratis, a patient-centric communication network. She has been a physician in two large academic medical centers and also founded P3 Foundation...

Out of Techstars Boston Comes Magnet, a Connectivity Wearable

Can’t get enough of your significant other? Get a Magnet. Magnet, currently on Kickstarter and coming out of Techstars Boston, the wearable offers, “a digital touch for loved ones. Paired with smart jewelry.”

Could ezCater, the Expedia of Business Catering, be the Next Billion Dollar Company?

We often hear that investors back the entrepreneur, not the idea. Stefania Mallett is proof positive of this statement.

IDEA: A Student-Run Venture Accelerator Helping Move Entrepreneurs Forward at Northeastern U

It all began with a distinct focus on “student-led.”

Transparent Legal Advice Becomes a Reality for Startups with Launch of Legal Hero

Born in Miami, Annie Fernandez Webber grew up around business. Her father started a flower importing business when he was in college that is still thriving (and employing her siblings) today.

Trill Puts All Live Shows In One Place

It’s hard to enjoy all of the live shows Boston has to offer when you don’t know when or where they’re happening. So Kathleen Stetson gifted the city’s local live show scene with Trill.

Ed Smith, Tech Lead for Facebook Boston – Making the Engineering World a Better Place

What is it like to be a legend in your profession?  When your work touches so many people across different spectrums at a massive scale… yet, you are behind the scenes and...

Ask and You’ll See Fit

You know that feeling when you see something, a business, a product, whatever it may be, that you had the idea for years before? It’s frustrating. “Why didn’t I follow through on that?”

Northeastern Grads Launch Waylz – Gamify the Stock Market

Competitive spirit lies within all great entrepreneurs...

Boston Tech Startup Pavlok Looking to Shock the World

Pavlok, a personal coach on your wrist, uses positive and negative reinforcement (and electric shock) to help people make and break habits.