Susan Johnston

Zappix Solves the Annoying Voice Menu Problem

As consumers increasingly turn to mobile phones to communicate with service providers, countless companies have created smartphone apps to aid interactions with customer service...

MyEnergy Helps Consumers Track Energy Savings

Thanks to growing awareness of environmental issues and the development of technology to help address these concerns, several Boston tech startups are finding innovative...

Curata Partners with Scheduling Tool Buffer

Today, Cambridge-based content curation tool Curata announces a partnership with San Francisco-based Buffer, a tool that enables smarter sharing on social media. This integration...

Cambridge-Based GenArts Announces Vivoom, A New Consumer Video Tool

Tools like Instagram have made it easy for smartphone users to polish and share photos. However, many homemade videos remain unshared because there isn’t a comparable...

Buildium’s Michael Monteiro on Bootstrapping to 6K Customers

Sapient alums Dimitris Georgakopoulos and Michael Monteiro founded Buildium, a SaaS platform for property managers, in 2004. The company raised its first round of private equity...

Cambridge-Based Sookbox Connects Media and Devices

With the rise of smartphones, tablets, and TVs streaming online video, consumers have more ways than ever to view content like music, movies, or photos. But as serial entrepreneur Dave Sukoff will tell you, not all those platforms are the ideal.

Swipely Unveils Updates to Help Deepen Customer Relationships

Providence, R.I.-based Swipely, which offers a cloud-based marketing and payment service, today announced its “Winter ‘13” product release. Founded by serial entrepreneur Angus Davis...

Nyopoly Lets Consumers Negotiate Fashion Prices

When Shawn Harris owned ECC Life & Style, a custom clothing company that created suits for clients including Celtics coach Doc Rivers, he noticed a problem with pricing...

Cambridge-Based Delightfully Transforming Digital Gifts

From ebooks and daily deals to MP3s and Pandora subscriptions, countless consumers will send electronic gifts this holiday season. Cambridge-based startup Delightfully...

CustomMade Pairs Artisans with Those Seeking Custom Goods

When Seth Rosen went searching online for a custom coffee table in 2008, he discovered the subscription-based website custommade.com but says the website...

Stackdriver’s Izzy Azeri on Creating an Open Culture

Earlier this spring, while an executive in residence at Bain Capital Ventures, Izzy Azeri started brainstorming with Dan Belcher about starting a company. “One of the markets we were...

CoachUp Founder Jordan Fliegel on TechStars and MassChallenge

Growing up in Cambridge, Jordan Fliegel played basketball, but it wasn’t until his parents hired a private coach that he started to really excel at the sport. With the help of coach Greg...

After TechStars, Fetchnotes Stays in Boston

After spending the past three months at TechStars Boston, Alex Schiff, cofounder and CEO of productivity app Fetchnotes has decided to stay put rather than return to...

eZuce Streamlines Communications in Enterprise Companies

As technology introduces more modes of communication such as online chat, conference call, or email, those communication channels can feel increasingly fragmented. Andover...

Spindle Graduates out of Preview

Today, social discovery app Spindle graduates out of its preview, which launched in August, and releases several updated features. The iPhone app integrates with Twitter...

HapYak Raises $850,000 for Social Video Platform

YouTube is full of funny or insightful comments, but they’re usually buried below the fold and disconnected from the video content itself. That realization prompted Kyle Morton...

ShopAdvisor Helps Consumers Track and Time Purchases

With the holiday shopping season rapidly approaching, retail-focused mobile apps are finding innovative ways to harness consumer spending. Among those is Maynard-based...

WordStream Helps Small to Medium Business Improve PPC

As search engines monetize more of their screen real estate, it’s become increasingly tough for businesses, especially small to medium-sized businesses, to generate new...

Sudbury-Based Vuuch Makes Product Development Social

Countless software systems control data, but Sudbury-based enterprise software company Vuuch focuses on improving communication and relationships in enterprise resource planning...

CraveLabs Connects Publishers with Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

As advertising increasingly moves from print to online and mobile, small to medium-sized businesses need an efficient way to make that transition. “If you look at a small business...

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...

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...

NEVCA Champions Boston’s Entrepreneurs

With the relaunch of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) at the start of this year, the association is hosting several events this fall that appeal to both venture...

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

Oisin Hanrahan and Harvard Business School classmate Umang Dua created Handybook, an online tool for booking housecleaners and handyman, because in...

XX in Health Unites Women Across Healthcare Industry

As healthcare professionals gather for the Connected Health Symposium 2012 October 25-26 in Boston, digital healthcare seed accelerator Rock Health will host XX in Health...

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

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...

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...

Take the Interview Shakes up the Hiring Process

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...