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By: Keith Cline | February 11, 2013
Foley Hoag LLP today unveiled the first collaborative in Boston’s burgeoning Innovation District, bringing together technology companies, entrepreneurs...
By: Dennis Keohane | February 11, 2013
Cambridge-based Infinio Systems announced a new round of funding this morning. The $10 million Series A investment brings the company’s total investments to date to $12 million...
By: Justin Fossbender | February 10, 2013
The transition from pre-IPO to a publicly traded company is significant in many areas, including executive compensation levels and practices.  Connell & Partners conducted...
By: Greg Rublev | February 6, 2013
Last week, in a boisterous and packed room at the CIC, the heart of Boston's Kendall square startup epicenter, a group of 130+ product managers got together...
By: Dennis Keohane | February 6, 2013
Digital marketing software innovator DataXu announced a new round of growth funding this morning. The company plans to use the $27 million from new and existing investors...  
By: Sean Marsh | February 5, 2013
I was reading in Xconomy yesterday the Taylor Yates description of his trek to Silicon Valley with his MIT Sloan classmates and I couldn’t resist sharing with the Boston community...
By: Keith Cline | February 5, 2013
VentureFizz is a proud supporter of TUGG and I was honored to attend their 7th Annual Tech Charity Wine Party last Thursday at the Cyclorama in Boston.  It was my first...
By: Dennis Keohane | February 4, 2013
Fresh Tilled Soil, the UI and app design company that recently moved to Watertown, has created some programs geared toward spreading their love of design and...
By: Jeff Moore | February 3, 2013
I don’t usually talk much about negotiating but think it’s something that is worth mentioning because a lot of people struggle with it.....with that, in no order...thoughts on...
By: Lee Hower | January 31, 2013
I’ve been enjoying my iPad Mini for a couple months month now.  I thought seriously about getting a Nexus 7 (in fact gave one to my sister as a gift recently), but because...
By: Joe Kinsella | January 30, 2013
Introduction - Ever since Gartner released its projection that the cloud management market is expected to reach $3.3 billion in 2012, it has become increasingly hard to...
By: Nick Petri | January 29, 2013
Forecasting acquisitions in the technology world is an inexact science. And that’s putting it nicely.  Occasionally they make sense, like when Amazon purchased Kiva Systems...
By: David Skok | January 28, 2013
“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” – Lord Kelvin.  This article is a comprehensive and detailed look at the key metrics that are needed to understand and optimize...
By: Keith Cline | January 27, 2013
Has there been any other company in the Boston area that has created more buzz than HubSpot over the past few years???  Dharmesh Shah was the latest guest for Eric Paley's...
By: Alison Howard | January 24, 2013
Six years ago, we started an experiment here at Highland to see if we could find a better way to get to know the most promising entrepreneurs at local universities. We recognized...
By: Joselin Mane | January 24, 2013
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”  This statement is the reason why we go to networking events.  Because of social media a new style of networking has been...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 23, 2013
If your knowledge of the stock market has been shaped by Hollywood, your understanding of Wall Street may be (mis)informed by films such as The Firm, with its...
By: Susan Johnston | January 22, 2013
Tools like Instagram have made it easy for smartphone users to polish and share photos. However, many homemade videos remain unshared because there isn’t a comparable...
By: Ben Mirin | January 22, 2013
Hossein Kash Razzaghi only knew one local person when he moved to Boston in 2006.  Leaving behind a custom T-shirt business he had founded during his...
By: David Brown | January 21, 2013
Boston tech’s biggest social fundraiser, the Seventh Annual New England Tech Charity Wine Party to benefit TUGG, is set to descend upon South End’s Cyclorama on...
By: Dennis Keohane | January 20, 2013
If you somehow end up in the back corner of RunKeeper’s headquarters on Canal Street, chances are high that you will stumble upon a scene that doesn’t quite jive with stand-up...
By: Matt Fates | January 17, 2013
Gartner made headlines recently when it predicted big data would create 4.4 million jobs by 2015. The analyst firm opined that there’s not enough hired talent to...
By: Susan Johnston | January 16, 2013
Sapient alums Dimitris Georgakopoulos and Michael Monteiro founded Buildium, a SaaS platform for property managers, in 2004. The company raised its first round of private equity...
By: Sean Marsh | January 16, 2013
While it is likely that 2013 will be a year of reckoning for many seed funded companies, I think the most important point about the so-called “Series A Crunch” was recently made...
By: Ashley Lane | January 15, 2013
In the past 13 years, the topography of greater Boston’s commercial tenant landscape has shifted significantly.  In 2000, corporate campuses were king and rapidly expanding...
By: Crystal Germond | January 14, 2013
Next month Boston will host its ninth Startup Weekend, an event bringing together entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts to participate in 54 hours of taking...
By: Susan Johnston | January 13, 2013
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, some 3,000 vendors gathered to unveil the latest and greatest TVs, computers, and other gadgets. Among those new...
By: Michael Greeley | January 10, 2013
One of the more interesting press releases from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is the VC Quarterly Fundraising announcement which came out...
By: Romy Ribitzky | January 9, 2013
Think for a moment about your startup community. If it’s anything like ours in Boston, it’s a tight-knit one, where many of us know each other and introducing yourself as an...
By: Pawan Deshpande | January 8, 2013
2012 was a huge year for the content marketing space, and 2013 is likely to follow suit. A growing marketing tactic in both popularity and success, content marketing is being...

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