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Scaling Up Startups: Takeaways from Gemvara, Kayak, LogMeIn, Wayfair, and More at MassTLC UnConference

Oct 31, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

Get a bunch of prominent Boston-area founders and CEOs in a room together, and ask them provocative questions. It’s a tried and true recipe for a good discussion, and that’s exactly what we got at the end of the day on Friday at MassTLC’s 2011 unConference at Hynes Convention Center...

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Category: MassTLC unConference, Xconomy

Life Is Good, Listen to People, and More Takeaways from Bert Jacobs at MassChallenge

Oct 25, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

Life is not good when you lose your notes from one of the best keynotes you’ve seen in a while. In fact, life kind of sucks. Nevertheless, I will recount my top five takeaways from Bert Jacobs, the co-founder and CEO of Life Is Good, the Boston-based apparel maker and retail brand. He spoke...

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Category: Bert Jacobs, Life is Good, MassChallenge, Xconomy

Pintley, a MassChallenge Finalist, Looks to Turn Beer Industry On Its Head With Social Apps

Oct 24, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

I don’t like playing favorites. I just really like beer. Especially after this weekend. But enough about me. A couple of weeks ago, I got to chat with Tim Noetzel, the co-founder of Pintley, a Boston-based beer website that provides personalized recommendations, tasting notes, and a social community...

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Category: Pintley, Tim Noetzel, Xconomy

Hadapt Nabs $8M VC Round, Will Move from New Haven to Boston to Cash In on Big Data

Oct 21, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

A buzz-worthy New England tech startup is relocating from Connecticut to the Boston area after raising a sizable venture capital round, Xconomy has learned.  New Haven, CT-based Hadapt has closed a Series A financing round, according to two sources with knowledge of the company. One source puts...

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Category: Hadapt, Justin Borgman, Xconomy

Venture Industry Calls for Rules Changes to Reopen IPO Market

Oct 20, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

There was a time when most growing companies went to the public stock markets for the capital they needed to keep hiring and growing—but that time ended a decade ago. At no point since 2001 has the number of initial public offerings per year reached even the minimum levels set in the...

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Category: IPO, Xconomy

The Social Network for Cars: Test of the Nation’s First Wireless Collision Avoidance System

Oct 20, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

A Boston-area security tech company and the University of Michigan are involved in one of the most ambitious—and potentially controversial—transportation projects of our time. It could have major impact on federal legislation, and almost everyone you know.  Picture this: You’re driving in your car...

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Category: Ed Adams, Security Innovation, Xconomy

Xconomist of the Week: Joe Chung Says Redstar Ventures Is Creating Companies for “the TechCrunch Crowd’s Mothers”

Oct 20, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

“There’s sort of an infinite number of good ways to start a company,” says Xconomist Joe Chung. “One of the fundamental rules in startups is that there really aren’t any rules.”  But the serial entrepreneur has some pretty specific plans for how his new creation will pop out startups. That would be...

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Category: Joe Chung, Redstar Ventures, Xconomy

Bozuko Is Betting on Its Platform for Mobile Consumer Games to Drive Loyalty at Local Businesses

Oct 17, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

New Boston-area startup Bozuko is working at the intersection of a lot of big trends. Mobile. Gaming. Location-awareness. Software-as-a-service. Marketing promotions. Sound crowded? Company co-founder Jake Epstein says that people would rather play for a smaller chance to win something big than...

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Category: Bozuko, Jake Epstein, Xconomy

Crashlytics, Led by Chang and Seibert, Looks to Win the Wild West of Mobile Bug Reporting

Oct 17, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

Wayne Chang is a man of mystery. Everyone knows him, yet no one knows him. Even his LinkedIn picture is mysterious. He’s a big-time hacker but not a big talker. He has a handful of secret tech projects and investments going at any time. He’s also been involved in a major lawsuit with the Winklevoss twins...

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Category: Crashlytics, Wayne Chang, Xconomy

MassChallenge Matures: Breaking Down the Final 26 Startups & Their Accelerator Experience

Oct 13, 2011
Publisher: Xconomy

And then there were 26. Startup teams competing for $1 million in cash prizes, that is. Welcome to the final stage of MassChallenge 2011.  MassChallenge, for anyone who doesn’t know, is a Boston-based startup accelerator program now in its second year. It may very well be the world’s...

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Category: MassChallenge, Xconomy