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Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | January 15, 2018
We spoke with NowRenting Founder Edward Giardina about how his company is filling in the blanks when it comes to landlords' and realtors' jobs and how the Rhode Island company is becoming integrated into the Boston tech scene.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | January 11, 2018
Alice's Table fulfills two specific markets: women looking for a “side hustle” and women looking to start a small business. We spoke with Alice Lewis, the Founder and CEO, about how their platform empowers women and she previews her appearance on ABC's Shark Tank.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | January 11, 2018
FamilyID is a cloud-based SaaS platform for program providers such as schools, camps, clubs and recreational centers where collecting registration forms is a requirement. Company Founder and CEO Rochelle Nemrow shared her story of being a parent fed up with filling out the same registration forms over and over again.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | January 9, 2018
ZappRx is a platform for specialty drugs that simplifies the intensive process of getting treatment. Founder and CEO Zoë Barry tells us all about the company's recent happenings, and offers some lessons she's learned as a first-time founder.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | January 8, 2018
Notarize is a company that offers users 24/7 access to a notary public, 365 days per year, through its website and iPhone app. Founder and CEO Pat Kinsel tells us the story of how he started the company, as well as its journey since then,
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | January 4, 2018
U Out is giving its users a variety of options to find nightlife fun in Boston. Founder/Principal Steve Borseti spoke with us about the company and how the app works for both consumers and businesses.  
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | January 3, 2018
VoltDB's translytical database is used by companies like King and Huawei to process, analyze, and act on data points from millions of sources. We talked to President and CEO David Flower to discuss the value of real-time decisioning, as well as the future for VoltDB.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | January 2, 2018
When they were founded in 2015, the student-led startup CUaround was developing a social media app for college students. The company is now creating hardware that is part of the digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising industry. We interviewed company Founder & CEO Gerry Panzu Konde and spoke about how the company's hardware is unique.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 21, 2017
Zeal Technology has created their own unique chatbot named Ava, whose purpose is to create a more personal experience through instant messages, while also giving management and human resource teams an insight into how their employees are doing. We spoke with two of the four co-founders, CEO Mark Somol and Director of Operations Katharina AlShafie, about the company's founding and how Ava works.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | December 19, 2017
Motus offers a mobile enterprise platform that allows companies to automate mileage tracking, calculate personalized reimbursements or personal use chargebacks, submit reimbursement reports, and create mileage logs that are IRS-compliant. Presidet and CEO Craig Powell sits down with Alex to discuss the platform's value, as well as future plans.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 18, 2017
Own The Boardroom is an online marketplace where college students can rent an outfit for their first job interview. Erica Zahka, the company's Founder and CEO shares how she first came up with the idea managing entry-level employees and how most graduates don't think about how they dress for their first interview.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 14, 2017
TurnGram as a social media photo concierge that will deliver Instagram photos to a selected destination. VentureFizz connected with Founder and CEO Arian Radmand about how visiting his family served as inspiration and how the platform works. It can also make a great gift for those who like photography!
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 14, 2017
If you're looking to make individual investments, but don't have the knowledge of the market, Keel is a platform designed to solve this problem by connecting users with experienced investors. We spoke with Keel's Co-Founders Andrew Kelley and Sophia Lin about how the platform works and their time spent at the DCU FinTech Innovation Center.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 13, 2017
Involved has created a platform that is a micro-polling platform for government representatives to post questions that get sent out to their constituents. We spoke with Involved's CEO Jacob Dansey and Head of Marketing Caleb McDermott about how small towns in Massachusetts are utilizing the platform and the inspiration for it involving local elections.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 12, 2017
QuickPivot has created a SaaS platform for eCommerce companies, retail stores, and marketing teams to analyze and harness customer data through various channels. We connected with the company's CEO Bob Boehnlein to chat about the company's platform, as well as learn more about its origins from the late-90s.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | December 11, 2017
PathAI is a company that combines the methodology of machine learning with vast swaths of medical data to help doctors make better diagnoses. Co-Founder and CEO Andrew Beck tells us all about the company's plaform, as well as how PathAI plans to change the future of pathology.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 7, 2017
Seated is a restaurant booking app that adds in the reward of receiving gifts cards from Amazon, Starbucks, and Uber. We spoke with Seated's Co-Founder Brice Gumpel and Creative Director Emily Law about how their app could help you find your new favorite restaurant.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 6, 2017
SidelineSwap is an online marketplace that connects athletes with other athletes to buy and sell used sports equipment. We interviewed SidelineSwap's Co-Founder and CEO Brandon Candon to talk about how the company's marketplace works and how they were accepted into MassChallenge. 
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | December 6, 2017
Anaqua is a company that develops IP management software for approximately a quarter of the world's IP. CEO Bob Romeo discusses the value of having a global presence in the intellectual property space, as well as the company's recent merger with Lecorpio.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | December 5, 2017
Qeepsake is a digital baby journal and utilizes a text messaging-based interface where parents can easily capture moments as they’re happening. We connected with Qeepsake's Co-Founder and CEO Jeff McNeil to talk about the product and how his experience as a father inspired him. He also spoke about his time as part of Techstars' new Techstars Anywhere program.
Company Profiles
By: Zach Winn | November 30, 2017
Doorbell is a real estate startup that uses software to create a community in apartment complexes by allowing tenants to connect with one another. Ben Pleat, the company's Founder and CEO, spoke with Zach Winn about what inspired him to find the company and how Doorbell is helping solve social isolation with those living alone in apartments.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | November 29, 2017
Water Hero, Inc is a Beverly-based startup creating an IoT water system monitor that also allows the user to control and keep track of a person's water system at home. We connected with Water Hero, Inc Founder and CEO Dan Sterling about the founding of the company and their two "tours of duty" at MassChallenge.
Company Profiles
By: Colin W. Barry | November 28, 2017
SlapFive is a content hub that captures stories from customers in many ways, and displays them as video, audio, text, and pictures, allowing B2B companies to share the customer experiences they want. We connected with the company's Co-Founder and President Jeff Ernst about how the platform works and his experiences with the MassTLC program.
Company Profiles
By: Alexander Culafi | November 27, 2017
Bullhorn is a SaaS company that helps staffing and recruitment firms run their businesses with a suite of CRM and back office products. It was also founded by a 24-year-old Tufts grad, bootstrapped for seven years, and remains founder-led nearly two decades later.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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