Last night was the 34th WebInno, the quarterly networking event and startup pitch session run by David Beisel. I previewed the main and side dishes for last night’s event here, and of course now the results are in. Last night’s winner was MyReci, a recipe sharing community, by a large margin. MyReci pulled...Read more Category: BostInno, Cloze, ImpulseSave, MyReci, WebInno
A trio of Dartmouth MBAs are setting their sights on Boston as the starting point for their young Internet company. CoupFlip, whose Web service is open to the masses as of today, is creating a marketplace for consumers to buy and sell daily deals quickly and efficiently. Before you say...Read more Category: CoupFlip, Xconomy
Things are proceeding rather swiftly for YouSpot, one of the newest digital marketing startups in town. Earlier this month, executives at HubSpot, a Cambridge firm that helps mid-sized companies market through search and social media, were talking about the possibility of developing a new product to...Read more Category: HubSpot, Innovation Economy, Jonah Lopin, YouSpot
On Wednesday, a pair of EqualLogic veterans announced they have launched a new startup, DataGravity. You may remember EqualLogic as the largest venture-backed M&A deal of 2008 (according to Dow Jones VentureSource). EqualLogic's sale to Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) closed that January at $1.4 billion...Read more Category: Boston Business Journal, Data Gravity, John Joseph, Paula Long
Phillip Fremont-Smith was sitting at his six-year-old daughter’s soccer game when a Groupon popped into his inbox. For a split second, he contemplated, “Do I need a spa moment today?” before he shook his head and realized, “Even here, they can reach me, and I can transact money on something...Read more Category: BostInno, ImpulseSave, Phillip Fremont-Smith
Plexxi sounds like it might be a materials company. It’s not. But its name evokes the notions of flexibility and transparency.
Until today, Plexxi wasn’t saying anything about what it is or isn’t. The Nashua, NH-based startup, which also has an office in Cambridge, MA, took $28.5 million in funding from...
Don’t fret if you weren’t one of the 500 or so people registered for our XSITE conference yesterday. We’ve pulled together the top 10 quotes and takeaways from the program, and for those who learn by seeing, we’ve got a photo gallery too. Our theme for the day at Babson...Read more Category: Xconomy, Xconomy XSITE
John Simon, co-founder and managing director at General Catalyst Partners in Cambridge, said the acquisition of Bullhorn Inc. stands out among recent Boston venture-backed exits for a host of reasons. Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners bought the Boston-based recruiting software firm...Read more Category: Boston Business Journal, Bullhorn, General Catalyst, John Simon
It’s a great time to be a lazy person, this I firmly believe. At the intersection of behavioral science — psychology, economics, neuroscience — and technology lies a major opportunity to, essentially, get us off our butts. Last week I talked to Jason Jacobs of RunKeeper about how he’s thinkingRead more Category: BostInno, Pact, Steve Driver
Just sharing some audio, tweets, and photos from last week's Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation. About 150 entrepreneurs, investors, and tech industry execs descended on the island to scarf down lobsters and hear from speakers like Ben Fischman of Rue La La, Noam Wasserman...Read more Category: Innovation Economy, Nantucket Conference