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Lead(H)er
By: Brianne Shelley | January 3, 2018
meQuilibrium's Co-Founder and CEO Jan Bruce has had an extensive background in media and sales and marketing and has channeled that into her company meQuilibrium. Brianne Shelley interviewed Bruce about her career and how her understanding of the health and fitness fields helped provide the company an edge in their market.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | January 3, 2018
VoltDB's translytical database is used by companies like King and Huawei to process, analyze, and act on data points from millions of sources. We talked to President and CEO David Flower to discuss the value of real-time decisioning, as well as the future for VoltDB.
VentureFizz Podcast
By: Keith Cline | January 2, 2018
In the eighth episode of the VentureFizz Career Inspiration podcast, Keith Cline interviews Brian Gilbert, Director of Talent Acquisition at iRobot.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | January 2, 2018
When they were founded in 2015, the student-led startup CUaround was developing a social media app for college students. The company is now creating hardware that is part of the digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising industry. We interviewed company Founder & CEO Gerry Panzu Konde and spoke about how the company's hardware is unique.
By: Allen Bonde | January 2, 2018
Over the past few years, Boston has emerged as a player in the food and beverage industry with a variety of innovative startups coming out of the space. Allen Bonde of Repsly writes about some of the companies to come out of this space and what they have been up to.
Office Tours
By: Colin W. Barry | December 28, 2017
Check out our recap of the last six months of Office Tours featuring pictures from Crayon, Imprivata, Cambridge Semantics, BitSight Technologies, ObserveIT, Ellevation, Catalant, Liaison International, Motus, PillPack, Brightcove, Virgin Pulse, Threat Stack, Cantina, Fitbit, America's Test Kitchen, Teikametrics, Fuze, SAP Hybris, One Door, Evergage, PatientsLikeMe, and Definitive Healthcare.
By: Keith Cline | December 27, 2017
With the year coming to close, it's time to look back at some of the big moments within the Boston tech scene. Here's a look at some of the top stories on VentureFizz of 2017.
By: Keith Cline | December 27, 2017
With the year coming to close, we've pulled together a list of the largest investments across the Boston tech scene for 2017.
By: Keith Cline | December 26, 2017
The holiday season has been very festive across the Boston tech community.  Lots of holiday gatherings, charitable giving, and ugly sweaters!
By: Keith Cline | December 26, 2017
With the year coming to close, it's time to look back at some of the big moments within the Boston tech scene. Here's a look at some of the top exits and acquisitions of 2017.
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | December 22, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires, promotions, and board appointments across the Boston tech community at Jana, Lovepop, Evergage, Cengage, Thoughtbot, Building Engines, and iMediaSalesTeam.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 21, 2017
Zeal Technology has created their own unique chatbot named Ava, whose purpose is to create a more personal experience through instant messages, while also giving management and human resource teams an insight into how their employees are doing. We spoke with two of the four co-founders, CEO Mark Somol and Director of Operations Katharina AlShafie, about the company's founding and how Ava works.
By: Christina Luconi | December 21, 2017
With the year coming to a close, everyone is given a chance to reflect on what they have accomplished in both their personal and professional lives. For her last post of the year, Christina Luconi writes an open letter to her team at Rapid7 thanking them for a great year at the company.
By: Jim Hannon | December 21, 2017
Over the years, the application of Lean principles has been successfully incorporated into many areas of organizations. Jim Hannon of NeuEon writes about how the Lean principles work in business consulting and development and how they can be applied to other areas of a business.
Engineering Spotlight
By: Keith Cline | December 20, 2017
We connected with Sue Mildrum, Sr. Director of Engineering for Constant Contact at Endurance International Group, to talk about the ins-and-outs of Constant Contact's engineering team. During our conversation, we learned all about Constant Contact’s library of products and how the team works on their projects. We also got to learn a little bit about what they like to do for fun during and outside of work.
By: Greg Scherzo | December 20, 2017
When it comes to the world of recruiting sometimes making more personalized messages to potential hires, such as asking "why" can result in more responses from those same hires. Greg Scherzo shares his opinon on this problem by comparing it to the popular song "Message in A Bottle."
Office Tours
By: Colin W. Barry | December 19, 2017
Check out our Office Tour featuring lots of pictures from Definitive Healthcare's offices in Framingham.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | December 19, 2017
Motus offers a mobile enterprise platform that allows companies to automate mileage tracking, calculate personalized reimbursements or personal use chargebacks, submit reimbursement reports, and create mileage logs that are IRS-compliant. Presidet and CEO Craig Powell sits down with Alex to discuss the platform's value, as well as future plans.
By: Alexander Culafi | December 19, 2017
Staff Writer Alex Culafi offers some thoughts on his newly-obtained Echo Dot, including what the device is (and isn't) great at.
VentureFizz Podcast
By: Keith Cline | December 18, 2017
In the seventh episode of the VentureFizz Career Inspiration podcast, Keith Cline interviews Carlie Smith, Director of Talent at Circle.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 18, 2017
Own The Boardroom is an online marketplace where college students can rent an outfit for their first job interview. Erica Zahka, the company's Founder and CEO shares how she first came up with the idea managing entry-level employees and how most graduates don't think about how they dress for their first interview.
By: Michelle Heath | December 18, 2017
Simply put, sometimes it pays to be nice to your customers, even if you are a huge brand. For Michelle Health, a brand that uses empathy as part of their strategy is key as she shares a personal story on interacting with a brand that seemed to lack it.
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | December 15, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires, promotions, and board appointments across the Boston tech community at TriNetX, Formlabs, Threat Stack, PatientsLikeMe, M.Gemi, TripAdvisor, SHYFT Analytics, LogMeIn, Workbar, Tamr, Paint Nite, Fusion Worldwide, Kitewheel, and Shearwater.
Career Path
By: Keith Cline | December 14, 2017
What does the career path and a day in the life look like for the Director of People Operations at Placester? We decided to interview Jane Jaxon at Placester to find out.  
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 14, 2017
TurnGram as a social media photo concierge that will deliver Instagram photos to a selected destination. VentureFizz connected with Founder and CEO Arian Radmand about how visiting his family served as inspiration and how the platform works. It can also make a great gift for those who like photography!
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 14, 2017
If you're looking to make individual investments, but don't have the knowledge of the market, Keel is a platform designed to solve this problem by connecting users with experienced investors. We spoke with Keel's Co-Founders Andrew Kelley and Sophia Lin about how the platform works and their time spent at the DCU FinTech Innovation Center.
By: Christina Luconi | December 14, 2017
When you attend a conference, one thing you can take note of is noticing how all the speakers have their own "voice" and how it can inspire someone for a change. Christina Luconi writes about how finding your own voice can result in positive changes in your life.
Lead(H)er
By: Brianne Shelley | December 13, 2017
WordStream's SVP of Customer Success Kristen Yerardi spent most of her career in tech coding and programming, but then later focused on information architecture at Molecular before moving onto WordStream. Brianne Shelley spoke with Yerardi about her career, where she also shares advice for upcoming college graduates.
By: Colin W. Barry | December 13, 2017
From Monday to Wednesday this week, VentureFizz is introducing Startup Institute's Fall 2017 graduates. Today, we are showcasing the graduates from the Web Development track.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 13, 2017
Involved has created a platform that is a micro-polling platform for government representatives to post questions that get sent out to their constituents. We spoke with Involved's CEO Jacob Dansey and Head of Marketing Caleb McDermott about how small towns in Massachusetts are utilizing the platform and the inspiration for it involving local elections.

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