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Your Backend Just Got Bigger, Kinvey Partners with Urban Airship

Dec 8, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

Recent TechStars grad Kinvey, has just announced a strategic partnership to provide seamless integration between a mobile app’s data backend on Kinvey and Urban Airship’s push notification capabilities on iOS and Android mobile platforms. The partnership will allow mobile app developers a streamlined...

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Category: BostInno, Kinvey, Sravish Sridhar

Shareaholic Launches Deals Service with Savings.com Partnership [Video]

Nov 28, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

Upon receiving word that Cambridge- based Shareaholic was launching deals, I almost fainted. How could a startup with an impressive early track record be moving into the online deals space crowded by the likes of Groupon and LivingSocial? Well, the long and the short of it is that, they are, but it’s not what you think...

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Category: BostInno, Shareaholic

UberSense: A Sports App for the Amateur Athlete & the U.S. Bobsled Team

Nov 23, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

When Krishna Ramchandran started playing golf three years ago, it didn’t take him long to realize what his problem was.  I realized I was really bad,” he says, very matter-of-factly.  Most golfers are, when they get started, but Ramchandran wasn’t happy with his lot and set out to change it.  “The iPhone...

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Category: BostInno, Krishna Ramchandran, UberSense

Now Is The Time To Be an Entrepreneur: A Recap of Harvard’s First Tech Meetup

Nov 16, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

What was originally intended to be 100 people sitting around Harvard’s new Innovation Lab, turned into an event with 800 RSVPs and at least 300 attendees in the University’s Burden Auditorium. Modeled after the NY Tech Meetup, that takes place monthly on New York University’s campus and has grown...

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Category: BostInno, Harvard i-lab, Harvard Tech Meetup

RunKeeper Raising Upwards of $8M on a $30M+ Valuation [Sources]

Nov 9, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

It is no surprise that RunKeeper is up to something big. Even though the South End-based company has been quietly building the future of digital health tracking and assessment, they are starting to make some serious waves in and outside of Boston. According to sources close to the deal, RunKeeper...

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Category: BostInno, Jason Jacobs, RunKeeper, Spark Capital

“Entrepreneurs Are Degenerate Gamblers” & Other Startup Advice From Jason Calacanis

Nov 2, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

As mentioned last night I spent some time chatting with serial entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis at the on Friday. Calacanis is the founder of Open Angel Forum (which was also in Boston last week), the Launch conference, and Mahalo. Before founding these...

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Category: BostInno, Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis: “RunKeeper is a Billion Dollar Business”

Nov 1, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

Last Friday I attended MassTLC’s with over 800 of Boston’s finest innovation enthusiasts. At first I had planned to attend at least 4 sessions and provide writeups for the BostInno audience, but immediately got off track because of some incredible conversations, ones that had me...

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Category: BostInno, Jason Calacanis, Jason Jacobs, RunKeeper

“Half of the venture capitalists in Boston have not written a check in the last 12 months.” #unCon

Oct 28, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

Most funded startups never make it past the initial seed round. What is stopping them? Three of Boston’s top investors – TechStars’ Katie Rae, Matrix Partners’ Antonio Rodriguez, and Eric Paley of Founder Collective – gave a bit of insight into what can make or break a startup aiming to make it to the next...

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Category: Antonio Rodriguez, BostInno, Eric Paley, Katie Rae, MassTLC unConference

Q&A with PowerInbox CEO: What I Learned from AngelList, Startup Tips & Tricks

Oct 19, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

This summer AngelList took Boston startups by storm. We were constantly hearing success stories and questions on how to get on the site and more importantly how to raise money on it. For those that don’t know, AngelList is an online community of startups and investors [read: Facebook for...

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Category: BostInno, Matt Thazhom, PoewrInbox

Gemvara Poaches Victoria’s Secret Exec to Head Merchandising

Oct 14, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

Boston based Gemvara has been making serious waves in the past few months. After raising $15 million back in March, the company has gone on a hiring spree and added some impressive names. Recently, they brought on Corinne Grousbeck, wife of Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, as VP of Brand Marketing...

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Category: BostInno, Gemvara, Jen Falconer, Matt Lauzon