Stories

By: Ben Mirin | April 8, 2013
Back in 2011, Spencer Bramson rented an office in Boston “just to get creative people together.” At 21, he had already left his first entrepreneurial venture at Buzz...
By: Dennis Keohane | April 7, 2013
Eric Paley of Founder Collective started Founder Dialogues three years ago as a way to celebrate the successful stories of entrepreneurs and companies in Boston.  At the beginning...
By: Ben Mirin | April 4, 2013
The imminent departure of Google Reader on July 1st of this year has created a rift in the future of online content curation.  Competition among companies vying to fill the void...
By: Keith Cline | April 3, 2013
Harvard Business School is producing a mini-documentary series profiling each of the companies that are competing as part of the HBS New Venture Competition (NVC)...
By: Dennis Keohane | April 3, 2013
As the “gold rush” era for mobile technology seems to be nearing an end, a handful of companies are beginning to rise out of this period of widespread innovation...
By: Rosanna Y. de la Cruz | April 2, 2013
As a recruiter mining talent for cutting edge startups, I live on LinkedIn. I have seen LinkedIn change in ways that squarely puts talent on the driver’s seat when it comes...
By: Michael Skok | April 1, 2013
We all know a company is only as good as its team, which is why the hiring process is so critical as you build out your venture. And anyone who has made a bad hire along...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 31, 2013
Do you know the best way to get from the Microsoft NERD to Meadhall?  Let me tell you.  Walk out the front doors and head around the building towards Main Street/Broadway...
By: Tracy Paulsen | March 28, 2013
One of the first legal phases of starting your own business is choosing a legal entity structure.  There are a number of options dependent upon your unique situation...
By: Firas Raouf | March 27, 2013
I recently read this article in Fortune about the 10 requirements for a successful IPO. Go ahead and read it if you’re interested in this topic. I’ll wait.  Most of my...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 27, 2013
Boston mobile innovation company Mobiquity announced today the acquisition of Providence’s Vertical Performance Partners, makers of the mobile business-solution software...
By: Chris McMahon | March 26, 2013
If leaders are supposed to lead, and managers are supposed to manage, then what do I do? The good news is that you don’t have to choose…do both. Whether you...
By: Parna Sarkar-Basu | March 26, 2013
The days of an enterprise feeling good about mobility leadership by piloting a mobile app or two are behind us. Survey findings show that the new norm for enterprise mobile...
By: Jesse Waites | March 25, 2013
There is an expression that you may have heard lately- “Software is eating the world”. The meaning of this is that we as a society are building platforms and...
By: Frank Days | March 25, 2013
It usually starts with someone's bright idea:  "We need to disrupt this market…fast. How about we just give away our product.  It will go viral...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 25, 2013
Many local mobile entrepreneurs braved the snow, ice, and the freezing wind to gather for an afternoon of frank talk about the future of mobile technologies at...
By: Bob Bishop | March 21, 2013
Last week, we launched a new Limited Liability Company (LLC) incorporation offering on the Founder’s Workbench Document Driver. To help founders evaluate potential use of the...
By: Eric Paley | March 21, 2013
I had lunch recently with one of our portfolio CEOs, and he said something that really caught my attention.  I had just commented on how well they were executing...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 20, 2013
Late in 2011, Eli Sapir and Jonathan Kay realized that there was no viable (or profitable) endgame for app creators, so they decided to start Apptopia, a marketplace...
By: Susan Johnston | March 19, 2013
Thanks to the Mark Zuckerbergs and Sean Fannings of the world (Fanning founded Napster while at Northeastern), entrepreneurship thrives on campuses across Boston...
By: Ashley Lane | March 19, 2013
If you are a tenant in the market for office space in Boston this year, you may want to consider the findings of Cassidy Turley’s research team.  Our analysis of Boston’s 2012...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 18, 2013
ZeroTurnaround, the international software development productivity company funded by Bain Capital Ventures, announced that it has acquired Javeleon, a Java development...
By: Ben Mirin | March 18, 2013
Hopping into the seventh floor elevator at Communispace with an armful of candy boxes, Matt Slaman wanted to revamp his sales pitch.   “We should offer free candy...
By: Keith Cline | March 18, 2013
Sample6 Technologies, the developer of the world’s fist synthetic biology-based, “enrichment-free” bacterial monitoring platform, has appointed Tim Curran as Chief Executive Officer...
By: Susan Johnston | March 17, 2013
As captain of his college basketball team at Bowdoin College, Jordan Fliegel took the team to its best season in school history and landed himself a contract with Hapoel...
By: Lisa Underkoffler | March 17, 2013
The iPad is one of the coolest, new things in the last 3 years. Definitely cool. An inspiration in so many ways. But is it new???   In the early 1990’s, there was some amazing...
By: Keith Cline | March 14, 2013
Nipendo, a pioneer of the first cloud-based, supplier trading solution, announced today that it has closed its Series B round of funding in the amount of $8 million...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 13, 2013
Tuesday morning, members of the Boston (and Massachusetts at-large) tech / innovation community gathered at the Renaissance Hotel in the Innovation District...
By: Susan Johnston | March 12, 2013
Boston is known for its ardent sports fans, so the home of the Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins served as a natural birthplace for Fancred, an iPhone-based social platform...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 12, 2013
Local transportation innovation company Wanderu walked away from SXSW’s Interactive Accelerator Competition Tuesday night with a victory in the “Most Innovative Web...

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