Burst Releases Bubbles, a New Collaborative Feature
Facebook’s early users posted
photos from drunken frat parties and spring break trips. Now that the social
media site has come of age, images of a toddler’s first steps or a child’s...
2012 MassChallenge Awards - Pictures & The Winners
125 companies participated in the 2012 MassChallenge Accelerator program. Last night, they awarded over $1M in cash prizes to several of the final 26 teams.
HubSpot’s Dharmesh Shah Shares Ups and Downs of Startup Life
night, in the ninth installment of the Founder Dialogues series, Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of Cambridge-based SaaS
company HubSpot, recounted his entrepreneurial journey...
Postwire: Private Content Sharing for Client-Facing Professionals
For Waltham, Mass.-based software company VisibleGains, spotting an unusual use case of their first product, Video Apps, inspired Postwire, their newest product which launched...
Maine-based Certify Simplifies Travel and Expense Reports
Back in 2006, while running an earlier software
company called Recruiternet, Bob Neveu noticed an annoyance that many managers
and executives face every month or...
Cambridge-Based Handybook Secures $2M in Funding
Hanrahan and Harvard Business School classmate Umang Dua created Handybook, an online tool for booking housecleaners and
handyman, because in...
CEO: Does Your Team Have Control of the Ball?
Football, rugby, or any other sport organized around a finely-tuned playbook, requires players to understand roles and execute plays in both familiar or unplanned...
Objective Logistics Gamifies Labor Management in Restaurants
Matthew Grace and Philip H.
Beauregard met in their early twenties and had been tossing around business
ideas since 2007. But it wasn’t until 2010, after the financial crash...
Through Mobile Video, Ubersense Helps Athletes and Coaches Analyze Motion
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...
How to Win an Opportunity of a Lifetime and What to Do Next
Reid Hoffman thought
he wanted to be a career intellectual; he figured that fulfillment could be
found by publishing an article in The Atlantic every now and again...
3Q12 Fundraising Data – Drum Roll Please…
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...
MIT Startup Bootcamp: story of a student-led effort that kicks ass!
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...
Timbre Connects Local Musicians with iPhone Users
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...
Very Basic Startup Marketing
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...
Swimming with Sharks: 72 Companies Who Want A Piece of $100,000
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...
Take the Interview Shakes up the Hiring Process
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...
Powering Through The Dip
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...
After the VC Term Sheet is Signed – It’s Not Over Yet
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...
Pricing is a Process and How We Validated Our Technology By Pricing Gold
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...
Sell the Vision, Not the Progress
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...
What Do You Suck At?
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...
Swipely Boosts Customer Loyalty, Surpasses $1M in Weekly Transations
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...
4 Startup CEO’s Motivational Moments For Any Occasion
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...
RxApps Uses Texting, Other Tech to Track Mental Health
Watching friends and family members undergo treatment for
psychiatric conditions inspired John Moore to create RxApps, a health management platform...
VentureFizz 3.0 - What's New?
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...
True tales from our 2012 tour of duty
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...
3 out of 4 Venture Backed Startups Fail….. Well, Not Really
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...
NameMedia’s New Tool Gathers Intel on Potential Domain Names
launches NameFind, a new tool that...
Zoora Relaunches as Bow & Drape with Kickstarter Campaign
week, Boston-based apparel company Zoora announced its
relaunch as Bow & Drape, an ecommerce
brand that will allow...
iPhone 5 Creates “Black Friday” Buzz for Gazelle
The September 12 announcement about the iPhone 5 release
means big business for Apple, of course, but also Boston-based recommerce...