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Engineering Spotlight
By: Keith Cline | November 22, 2017
We spoke with Eric Wong, Ellevation’s VP of Engineering, to talk about the company’s engineering team. During our interview, Wong spoke about what kinds of technology the team uses to complete their projects and how wide of a reach the company’s ELL products have.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | November 22, 2017
kloee is creating a platform designed for smart-home devices as well as those who are on-the-go constantly. We had the chance to speak with the company's Founder and CEO David Thor about how their SimpleCommands platform works and how it helps those on-the-go.
Office Tours
By: Colin W. Barry | November 21, 2017
Check out our Office Tour featuring lots of pictures from SAP Hybris' offices in Boston.
By: Gabriela McManus | November 21, 2017
To some employees, coaching and mentoring can look like the same thing. However, there are some fundamental differences with the two and Intelligent.ly's Gabriela McManus details on what makes a coach and what makes a manager.
Career Inspiration
By: Keith Cline | November 20, 2017
In our third episode of the VentureFizz Career Inspiration podcast, Keith Cline interviews Keith Pescosolido, Director of Recruiting at Drift.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | November 20, 2017
Edmit is Nick Ducoff's newest startup, and the company is developing a platform for inbound college students and parents to see the true cost of college. VentureFizz spoke with Ducoff, Edmit's Co-Founder Sabrina Manville and CTO Christopher Jelly, about their Edtech and education experience and how they are offering a real "under-the-hood" look at college tuition.
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | November 17, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires and promotions across the Boston tech community at Wellframe, Acquia, DigitalOcean, Imprivata, Intrepid Pursuits, LogMeIn, PAN Communications, Foundation Medicine, and TriNetX.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | November 16, 2017
The Predictive Index offers a scientifically-validated assessment platform designed to help companies manage personnel and make hiring decisions. We talked to CEO Mike Zani to learn more about where the company came from, as well as where they're going.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | November 16, 2017
Located in Hopkington, Massachusetts, Trilio Data is providing those who use OpenStack software data with the backup and protection they need. The company's CEO David Safaii connected with VentureFizz to talk about the company and its product TrilioVault.
By: Christina Luconi | November 16, 2017
When a company hires someone with boatloads of experience and success, it can come with some early struggles as the new hire may want to implement their own ideas based on previous job. Christina Luconi, who has seen the issues on both sides, writes about how both the company and the hired person can benefit by working together.
Working in Boston Tech
By: Colin W. Barry | November 15, 2017
829 Studios is a digital marketing agency creating solutions and products for a variety of clients. We connected with the company's Director of Marketing Jason Bornfriend to talk about the company's day-to-day operations and how their collaborative culture works in their respective field.
Lead(H)er
By: Brianne Shelley | November 15, 2017
Mary Ellen Sparrow is the CEO & Co-Founder at NextShift Robotics. Brianne Shelley interviewed Mahoney about her career and what led her down the path to being the Co-Founder of a robotics company.
By: Colin W. Barry | November 15, 2017
On Monday, Ipswitch opened their new offices in Burlington and commemorated the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. VentureFizz had the opportunity to attend and see the location, as well as hear speeches from Ipswitch employees and Massachusetts politicians.
Office Tours
By: Colin W. Barry | November 14, 2017
Check out our Office Tour featuring lots of pictures from Fuze's offices in Boston.
By: Alexander Culafi | November 14, 2017
Acquia CMO Lynne Capozzi has a strong background running marketing teams for several high-growth tech companies. We sat down with Capozzi to talk about her experience, Acquia, and how to build high-performing marketing teams.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | November 14, 2017
UBERDOC is a Platform-as-a-Service that allows patients who are looking for urgent care to schedule their surgeries. We caught up with UBERDOC Founder and CEO, Dr. Paula Muto, about her own personal experience as a surgeon and how it helped with the founding of the company. She also touches upon her first-time attending a major startup convention.
Career Inspiration
By: Keith Cline | November 13, 2017
In our second episode of the VentureFizz Career Inspiration podcast, Keith Cline interviews Chris McMahon, VP of People & Culture at Turbonomic.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | November 13, 2017
PlacePass is a marketplace that helps people find and book a broad range of activities at most major destinations. Co-Founders Ethan Hawkes and Emily Bernard discuss the company's founding, as well as its partnerships, strategy, and sense of responsibility.
By: Ashley Perez | November 13, 2017
Nowadays, it's not uncommon to see a company with its own blog, podcast, or some sort of creative outlet to highlight the company's culture and employees. Ashley Perez writes about how important these features to a company's website can be and suggests how some companies can start embracing these outlets.
Talent on the Move
By: Keith Cline | November 10, 2017
Here's your look at the latest hires and promotions across the Boston tech community at Starry, Wellframe, LogMeIn, Anaqua, Bright Horizons, Pixability, and Jobletics.
By: Colin W. Barry | November 10, 2017
Here's your preview of events coming your way in Boston's startup and tech sector!
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | November 9, 2017
Recently named one of Forbes' "Next Billion-Dollar Startups," Interactions is a company with a serious mission: to make AI-based customer service both personal and enjoyable. CEO Michael Iacobucci and SVP of Marketing Jane Price sit down with VentureFizz to discuss their past, present, and future. 
By: Christina Luconi | November 9, 2017
It's great to have a mentor you can look up to or help you with some guidance if you are getting stuck in the work place. But, besides those reasons above, are there other, more personal reasons to seek out a mentor? Christina Luconi takes a look at the mentor-peer relationship in a different way and offers some advice for those looking to get one.
By: Tod Beardsley | November 9, 2017
And Rapid7's 'Olivia' experiment ends. Tod Beardsley interviewed the anonymous employee the test was named after and what she felt was surprsing, shocking, and her overall opinion on the experiment.
Lead(H)er
By: Brianne Shelley | November 8, 2017
Jennifer Hogan Mahoney is the Customer Success Manager at SmartBear. Brianne Shelley interviewed Mahoney about her career and got to learn about all the companies she has been a part of, including one in Canada.
By: Rasika Rajagopalan | November 8, 2017
Angela Duckworth's method of measuring someone's "grit" is a way to see someone's effort and determination is something any startup should keep in mind. Rasika Rajagopalan writes about how it could become the new norm of showing 
By: Tod Beardsley | November 7, 2017
Rapid7's 'Olivia' Experiment continues! 'Olivia' writes about how IoT devices are, surprisingly, at risk for security breaches. 
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | November 7, 2017
Vindor Music has created an electronic instrument capable of making music, but it is also easy-to-learn for even the most struggling of musicians. We connected with Vindor's Founder and CEO Fen Trias and Chief Musicologist Joel Edinberg about the building of the product and how an after-school program in East Boston became one of the first use cases.
Career Inspiration
By: Keith Cline | November 6, 2017
In our first episode of the VentureFizz Career Inspiration podcast, Keith Cline interviews Christina Luconi, the Chief People Officer at Rapid7. 
Career Forward
By: Keith Cline | November 6, 2017
Welcome to the November edition of Career Forward. This is a highly curated list of the top jobs from our BIZZpages.

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