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By: Colin W. Barry | August 14, 2018
Alpha Vantage is a FinTech startup from HBS that is currently in the Y Combinator accelerator. We spoke with the company's co-founders Olivier Porte and Steve Zheng about how they met and how the technology works for the financial service industry. Porte and Zheng also spoke of their experiences in HBS' Arthur Rock Center and Y Combinator.
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By: Colin W. Barry | August 9, 2018
Dollarship Co-Founder and CEO Seth Knoll, along with his founding team, are no strangers to the student debt crisis. Knoll sat down with us to share how their own experiences helped them found their company and how their smartphone app is helping ease graduates’ pains.  Knoll also went into detail on how their app is gamifying the repayment process and even shared what retailers have signed up to use the app.
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By: Alexander Culafi | August 8, 2018
Call9 is a Brooklyn-based company that allows nursing home populations to get emergency assistance without needing to leave their room. We spoke with VP of Product and Process Design Jess Mink to learn more about how the company is using technology to revolutionize emergency care.
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By: Colin W. Barry | August 7, 2018
Most restaurants use a notebook and pencil to help organize events. That is where Tripleseat comes in with their tech-enabled solution to assist event planners. We spoke with the company's Co-Founder and CEO Jonathan Morse about how he's experienced event planning issues working in the hospitality industry.
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By: Colin W. Barry | August 2, 2018
Jack and Ferdi is a mobile app that is looking to showcase various leisure spots in a certain city while you are on your business trip. We spoke with Jack and Ferdi’s founding team, Anne-Fleur Andre and Romain Aubanel, on how they are making bleisure a more regular part of the business traveling routine.  
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By: Alexander Culafi | August 1, 2018
BrandVerge is a company that offers a platform for advertisers to easily plan premium media partnerships and campaigns. We spoke with Co-Founders Lynn Browne and Mollie Kehoe to learn more about the company’s past, future, and how it can change the game for advertisers everywhere.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | July 31, 2018
Dinner Thyme is a startup looking to improve the business of selling meal kits to consumers. Founder and CEO Richard Fay spoke with us about the interesting state of the meal kit industry, and how Dinner Thyme was "the first ecommerce meal kit company in the country."
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | July 30, 2018
The DCU FinTech Innovation Center is one of the premier FinTech accelerators in Boston, but their overall goal is one that affects the ecosystem in a positive way. We spoke with the accelerator's Managing Director Vasilios Roussos to talk about the accelerator's mission. In addition to that, we also spoke with three startups currently in the Center and learned about their experiences.
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By: Colin W. Barry | July 26, 2018
ZiipRoom is a SaaS startup looking to make a more accessible, streamlined way to schedule and conduct weekly virtual meetings. Co-Founder and CEO Martin Bodley spoke with us about how their technology is changing the way teams are managing their huddle room conferences.  
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By: Colin W. Barry | July 18, 2018
Plumdrop Co-Founder and CEO Mansoor Basha spoke with us about his company’s mission and how a few  vacations helped him come up with the idea. Since he recently moved to NYC, he also shared how NYC and Boston differ for the specific market his startup is in.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | July 17, 2018
Olo is a company that offers its eCommerce engine to 230 restaurant brands and over 50,000 restaurant locations in North America. We sat down with Chief Customer Officer Marty Hahnfeld to get the scoop on the company's success—a success fueled by years of careful growth and constantly-evolving technology.
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By: Alexander Culafi | July 17, 2018
3Play Media is a Boston-based transcription, captioning, and subtitling company that's trying to make the world a more accessible place. We spoke to Co-Founders Josh Miller and Chris Antunes about the company's ever-evolving story.
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By: Colin W. Barry | July 13, 2018
Ariel Diaz's newest startup Blissfully gives customers an easy way to track spending across all the various SaaS products they are using, plus an automated security element in terms of granting employees access to these tools. We spoke with Diaz to discuss his career and newest venture.
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By: Colin W. Barry | July 12, 2018
Rootastes is changing the way companies enjoy their lunch break by providing healthier options to eat. Co-Founder and CEO Mint Pattanan Ketthin spoke with us how her company is making meals and about the company's time at the Branchfood coworking space. She also shared with us what the company has been up since joining MassChallenge.
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By: Colin W. Barry | July 11, 2018
empow is another company in Boston's ever-growing cybersecurity cluster that is doing some interesting things with their machine learning-powered platform. We spoke with empow's CEO Peter George to dicsuss the history of the company what sets their tech apart from other cybersecurity companies.
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By: Alexander Culafi | July 10, 2018
Optimove is a company that helps marketing teams improve marketing retention through its Relationship Marketing Hub platform. We spoke with Founder and CEO Pini Yakuel to learn more about how the company got to where it is today. 
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | July 10, 2018
salesEQUITY uses its Customer Experience Management platform to help companies measure their customer journeys. We spoke with Chief Executive Officer Scott German to learn more about the Boston area company.
Company Profiles
By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | July 9, 2018
Founded by Eva Goicochea and Dina Epstein, Maude is a NYC startup that is disrupting the $17B sexual wellness industry with a direct to consumer model. Here is the background story of the founders and the details on the company.  
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By: Colin W. Barry | July 5, 2018
Medumo Co-Founder and CEO Adeel Yang spoke with us about his company and how they came together to create their tech. Yang also went into detail about their time at PULSE and their company’s culture.
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By: Colin W. Barry | July 3, 2018
ShelterZoom has developed a real estate management platform that utilizes the Ethereum blockchain to make the process of buying and selling real estate online whole and simplified. We spoke with the founding team Chao Cheng-Shoreland and Allen Alishahi about how their platform works and how blockchain has affected the NYC tech scene.
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By: Alexander Culafi | July 2, 2018
Cambridge Mobile Telematics is a company that offers their DriveWell platform, which tracks driver behavior in order to ultimately make the roads safer. We spoke with VP of Product & Marketing Katherine Wellman in order to learn more about the platform, as well as the journey it took to get the company to where it is today. 
Company Profiles
By: Caitlin Burke | June 29, 2018
Parsec is on a mission to change the way gamers access PC games. We learn how co-founders Benjy Boxer and Chris Dickson created Parsec, and how their interface works in the best interest of their consumers. 
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 28, 2018
A company part of the 2018 MassChallenge cohort, Mobile Pixels has created a portable second screen that can be attached to a person’s laptop, giving a person dual monitors in an instant. We sat down with Co-Founders Jack Yao and Stephen Ng to not only chat about the company but also they also gave us a product demo of their Duo model.
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By: Alexander Culafi | June 28, 2018
Mobile App DRAFT Co-CEO Jordan Fliegel shares the story of DRAFT and how they're seizing the opportunity to change the game for fantasy sports enthusiasts. 
Company Profiles
By: Caitlin Burke | June 25, 2018
Furnishare is an online marketing where consumers can buy and sell previously owned furniture. Our interview with Alpay Koralturk shares the details on his background and what led him to start this company.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 25, 2018
Coravin allows avid wine drinkers and restaurateurs to preserve their wine and pour a glass without having to pop the cork. We connected with the company's CEO Frederic Levy and he spoke with us about the company's founding and how their uniquely designed hardware works.
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By: Alexander Culafi | June 24, 2018
Building Engines is a company that offers its property management software platform to commercial real estate companies. We sat down with CMO Scott Sidman, who told us how the company was founded as well as what it's been up to lately.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 21, 2018
Co-Founder and CEO Anjali Midha sat down with us to tell the story behind Diesel Labs, which is a reunion of sorts with her previous company, Bluefin Labs. Midha also went into detail about how they are analyzing media and since their main platform is video, we asked what her team likes to watch in their free time.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | June 20, 2018
The Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF) is an independent scholastic esports organization operating leagues at both the collegiate (EGFC) and high school (EGFH) level. Our interview with Tyler Schrodt, Founder & CEO, shares the details of the company.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | June 19, 2018
Fuze's platform gives enterprise employees the ability to use voice, video, text messaging, and collaboration from a single mobile or desktop screen. We spoke to CEO Colin Doherty to learn more about the company's mission to replace PBX systems, as well as the story of how Fuze came to be.

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