Profiles

Julia Austin: Tech Veteran Playing an Integral Role in Boston’s Startup Community [Part 2 of 2]

Julia Austin's career path, track record of success, immersion in startups and, of course, gender, give her a unique and highly valuable perspective...

Technology is Driving this Consumer Facing eCommerce Company to Great Heights

For a typical consumer, it’s easy to look at brands and products and strictly take them at face value and not understand, or care even, about how the business behind it all operates.

An Unsung Leader in Boston Tech, Julia Austin’s Track Record is Tough to Top [Part 1 of 2]

Julia Austin, born and raised in Massachusetts, doesn’t have the typical educational pedigree of most tech moguls...

CloudLock: The Sky is the Limit for this Leader of Cloud Security

With breaches and hacks of all kinds taking place across the globe these days, IT security is no longer an option… it’s flat out mandatory.

hellotoken: Changing the Way We Monetize Content

Former President of Harvard Ventures, Brian Truong, launches startup to empower independent content creators by replacing paywalls and ads with market research.

Another Boston Consumer Tech Success Story, Langley Steinert and CarGurus Bring Transparency to the Car Buying Experience

Get to know CarGurus Founder & CEO, Langley Steinert – the under-the-radar entrepreneur behind two of Boston’s most successful consumer tech companies.

ezCater Technologists Are Flying the Rocket Ship to the Billion Dollar Mark

ezCater is experiencing rapid growth and its tech team is leading that charge...

Placester: Making Real Estate Marketing Easy. Boston Startup Shows Exciting Growth

Founded by Matt Barba (CEO) and Frederick Townes (CTO) in 2011, Placester has raised a total of $22.5 million to date. The stage has been set for the company to elevate to a new level in 2015.

ShoeBuy: 15 Years After Launch this eCommerce Pillar Continues to Grow; Refreshes Brand

The past decade and a half have been quite a ride for this eCommerce leader and pillar of the Boston tech community.

Meet Chris Keller, the Face of Newly Expanded NextGen Angels in Boston

“We need more angels in Boston.” A phrase we hear often across our startup community.

ThinkingPhones: An Under-Recognized Industry Leader in Boston

ThinkingPhones was founded in 2006 by two longtime colleagues and business partners, Steve Kokinos and Derek Yoo.

Syft: Photo Sharing App Keeps You Closer to the People who Really Matter

Pingree, CEO, and Montgelas, CTO, are co-founders of Syft, a social mobile app that helps you re-discover forgotten photos and uncover classics from friends’ collections.

Carlota Pico: International Entrepreneur Creating Strategic Partnerships Worldwide with BeConnections

Prior to her founding of BeConnections, Pico, the daughter of two diplomats, worked for an investment firm where she was tasked with exploring and breaking into emerging markets, specifically in Africa. 

Scratch Wireless: Cambridge Startup Vows to Make Mobile Service Free. Rolls Out Android Device

New Android Device Delivers Unprecedented Value for Smartphone Customers

Zoe Barry: Solving Problems in Healthcare with ZappRx and Catalyzing Women Entrepreneurship in the Process

Regardless of your stance around the gender gap in the tech and venture world, the fact is there are fewer female founders out there... You might not be as aware of Zoe Barry as you are the gender gap, but that’ll change soon.

A Crystal Ball for Email and Communication

Computers, machines, robots - technology overall - are continuing to create new ways to help us humans be better at, well, being human.

nToggle, Adam Soroca, Take On Programmatic Advertising

Born and raised to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a futures and commodities trader, Adam Soroca learned early on that this path just wasn’t for him.

Cortex: Artificial Intelligence for Social Media Marketing Delivered by Boston Startup

Founders of Pandemic Labs, Brennan White & Matt Peters make move to Artificial Intelligence for Social Media Marketing with launch of Cortex.

Can Giddet, a New eCommerce Startup, Compete Against Wayfair?

Four local aspiring entrepreneurs with varying young professional careers have teamed up to launch an eCommerce site with a focus on household items. A space dominated by Boston-based, Wayfair...

MassTech Collaborative: Helping Boost the Tech Ecosystem Across the Commonwealth

HubSpot, Wayfair, MassChallenge, Rue La La, CarGurus… Essentials, pillars even, of the Boston and Cambridge technology and startup communities.

KAYAK’s New Ultra-Modern Cambridge Office and Their Upcoming WTH Hackathon

I recently had the chance to visit KAYAK’s new technology headquarters in Cambridge and spend some time with CTO, Giorgos Zacharia.  Although KAYAK is headquartered in...

Lose It! How Charles Teague Went From Answering Phones to Running One of Boston’s Most Promising Consumer Tech Companies

One of my favorite business success stories is that of former ESPN President, George Bodenheimer, who started his career at the sports media conglomerate in the mailroom. 17 years later, he was running the “Worldwide Leader in Sports.”

ShapeUp: Turning a Passion Project from a Charitable Initiative to a Successful Business – and Leaving Med School to do so.

“Entrepreneurs are born, not made.” Those are the words of Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Founder & CEO of ShapeUp.

LogoMix: Bootstrapped Boston Startup is Helping Small Business Around the World

Craig Bloem has an entrepreneurial journey dating back to the early Internet days when he worked in New York City as an account executive for Modem Media, an interactive media company eventually acquired by Digitas.

Turning the Boston Tech Ecosystem into a Consumer Powerhouse

An interview with Paul English, CEO and co-founder of Blade, and former Kayak CTO and co-founder.

Born and Bred in Boston, Buildium is Built To Last

Last week I visited yet another Boston-based tech company that probably isn’t getting quite the recognition it should.

Electric Bike Company Rolls Out E-Wheel. Transforms your Bike into an E-Bike

In 2011 brothers, Boris and Yevgeniy Mordkovich started EVELO, an electric bicycle company, with $100,000 of their own money. Today, having not raised any outside funding, the company is projected to hit $3 million in sales in 2015.

Product Feature: Cuseum

Earlier this month Cuseum, a startup focused on mobile technology for the art and cultural sector, announced it closed a seed investment of $1.2 million. 

MediSafe: A Better Way to Help Loved Ones Get Healthier

Business ideas come from all angles - some thoroughly thought out, some on a bar napkin and others through more unfortunate circumstance.

Arc: Bridging the Gap between Community Members and Architects

Arc provides users a model of proposed building projects in real time and space through the camera of an iPad.