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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...
By: Ambar Bhattacharyya | January 7, 2013
In our healthcare practice, we look to identify and invest in the biggest trends in the marketplace.  So what is the largest healthcare trend today?  If you ask healthcare...
By: Susan Johnston | January 6, 2013
With the rise of smartphones, tablets, and TVs streaming online video, consumers have more ways than ever to view content like music, movies, or photos. But as serial entrepreneur Dave Sukoff will tell you, not all those platforms are the ideal.
By: Libby Kober | January 3, 2013
Last month, IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator hosted Investor Insights, a biannual event featuring a panel of venture capitalists and angel investors. The forum provides...
By: Karl Buttner | January 2, 2013
As we kick off 2013, I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of Boston startup ecosystem with all of the amazing people, resources and great community it boasts...
By: Owen Johnson | December 27, 2012
In a previous post, I discussed the importance of angel investors for the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Startups need angels. But do they need angel groups?  As it turns out, formal angels...
By: Lee Hower | December 26, 2012
A little more inside baseball from the VC biz… why VC’s rarely make “crossover” investments, with capital from multiple funds the VC firm manages invested in a single startup...
By: Susan Johnston | December 25, 2012
Six billion SMS messages are sent per day, according to data from Forrester Research, most of them between friends or family members. But Stuart Levinson, formerly an entrepreneur-in-residence...
By: Owen Johnson | December 20, 2012
Angel investors are an important source of capital for early stage startups. Without them, many startups would never get beyond the idea phase. However, not all angels are...
By: Ralph Folz | December 19, 2012
For many new companies, the first few months – and sometimes years – are just focused on getting things off the ground. Creating a solid business model, securing funding...

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