Stories

Company Profiles, Founder Stories
By: Alexander Culafi | March 1, 2018
Clearsurance is a review, ratings, and education community platform dedicated to auto, homeowners, and renters insurance experiences. Co-Founder and CEO Michael Crowe shared his story with us, as well as that of his first-to-market community.
Founder Stories
By: Alexander Culafi | August 31, 2017
Joe Cuccinelli is the co-founder and COO of a new company looking to revolutionize photo-sharing at Photo Butler. He tells Alex Culafi about his storied career, as well as how the game-changing app came to be.
Founder Stories
By: Colin W. Barry | July 17, 2017
Kevin O'Brien is the co-founder and CEO of the cybersecurity startup GreatHorn, whose solution helps companies secure email, chat, and collaboration platforms. VentureFizz connected with O'Brien to caht about his longstanding career in Boston's cybersecurity sector.
Founder Stories
By: Necco Ceresani | May 8, 2017
Elizabeth Lawler went from fighting disease to fighting on the cybersecurity front when she became the Co-Founder and CEO of Conjur, a now 4-year-old Waltham-based data security company. Necco Ceresani shares Lawler's story, which includes how she started in cybersecurity and how she leads a company.
Founder Stories
By: Necco Ceresani | April 24, 2017
Andy Cook is the CEO and co-founder of Tettra. We interviewed Cook to discuss his background, his current company, and some lessons learned as an entrepreneur.
Founder Stories
By: Necco Ceresani | April 4, 2017
Whether it’s dropping a successful career to travel across the world or take a chance on a risky new startup, Jonah Lopin is one CEO who is not averse to risk. Crayon's co-founder and CEO shares his story with VentureFizz, and details what he's learned working in Boston.
Founder Stories
By: Necco Ceresani | February 21, 2017
Jason Furtado is the CEO and founder of Shoobx. We interviewed Furtado to discuss his experiences and lessons learned from being a first time CEO.
Founder Stories
By: Necco Ceresani | January 5, 2017
The true goal of a CEO is making those who believed in you look brilliant. This is how Zorian Rotenburg describes his job as first time CEO and Founder of Atiim. Coming from humble beginnings...
Founder Stories
By: Kaite Rosa | July 7, 2016
I recently sat down with Pawan Deshpande to learn more about Curata, why he opted to pursue content over other forms of marketing, and how his company has kept up with the industry’s evolution. 
Founder Stories
By: Kaite Rosa | May 17, 2016
Welcoming a new crop of graduates to the "real world" this month left me wondering: what crazy workplace trials and errors did some of Boston's tech leaders endure when kicking off their careers?  
Founder Stories
By: | April 14, 2016
I sat down with SmackHigh to learn about how it's revolutionizing teenage communication.
Founder Stories
By: Kaite Rosa | April 5, 2016
Serial entrepreneur Stephan Schambach of NewStore has always had a nose for what’s next - particularly when it comes to retail.
Founder Stories, Company Profiles
By: Kaite Rosa | February 9, 2016
Wellist is an online and mobile tool that helps hospitals and payers connect patients to support resources.
Company Profiles, Founder Stories
By: Kaite Rosa | January 28, 2016
Last May, Vinayak Ranade launched Drafted, which facilitates introductions to highly qualified job candidates from users’ network to a company’s recruitment team.
Founder Stories, Company Profiles
By: Kaite Rosa | January 8, 2016
Every entrepreneur has that “aha!” moment. For Ethan Bernstein, CEO and co-founder of Freebird, that inspiration came last winter after a travel nightmare. 
Founder Stories
By: Keith Cline | December 16, 2015
If being born on the same day as an earthquake and the early beginnings of the fall of the Soviet Union are an indication that you might fit the bill for the type who seeks adventure, then I would say Igor Bratnikov meets the mark. On September 1986 those two events happened...
Founder Stories, Company Profiles
By: Kaite Rosa | December 9, 2015
Lovepop greeting cards, inspired by Japanese origami and Chinese paper cutting, open to reveal an intricate 3D design that’s way more art than card, more gift than greeting.
Founder Stories
By: Keith Cline | November 2, 2015
When I speak with founders and other successful people, I always like to find out about their upbringing and learn about their parents’ professions when they were a child. For me, it is a glimpse...
Founder Stories
By: Josh Boyle | November 1, 2015
Boston’s biggest consumer tech success story, TripAdvisor, was founded back in 2000 by Stephen Kaufer, Langley Steinert and Nicholas Shanny. The trio has had quite the journey, both individually and as a team.
Company Profiles, Founder Stories
By: Josh Boyle | September 30, 2015
Kasdorf’s rapid growth in Boston and subsequent move to NYC gives him a unique perspective on the two oft-compared startup markets.
Founder Stories, Company Profiles
By: Josh Boyle | September 2, 2015
As we often find with startups, the idea came about as a solution to one’s own problem...
Founder Stories
By: Dennis Keohane | October 21, 2013
Ben Jabbawy, the founder of Privy, comes from a family of entrepreneurs...