VentureFizz - Boston's Weekly Tech Buzz (Apr 12th - Apr 18th)


Buzz from the Week: Apr 12th – Apr 18th

The Office Hours movement has been an important change for the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem.  It has helped to break down the walls between entrepreneurs and investors.  The Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) has been hosting Office Hours every Thursday at their Venture Cafe (beta) for the New England Venture Capital AssociationTim Rowe (CEO of the CIC and Venture Partner at New Atlantic Ventures) wrote a guest blog post on VentureFizz last week titled: VC Office Hours - What Sings and What Croaks.  This post provides an excellent overview of the Office Hours experience, so far.  Check out the post here and feel free to provide any comments, feedback, or suggestions at the bottom of the post.  We need your help to make Office Hours even better!

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Product Marketing Manager, Sonian

Location: Needham, MA - Categories: Marketing & Product Mgmt

The Product Marketing Manager will lead the planning and implementation of Sonian’s product positioning... Details »

Director of Operations, Yottaa

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: IT / Systems / Networking

Interested in running one of the largest computing infrastructures on earth? With hundreds of thousands of servers, Yottaa has a …Details »

Ruby on Rails / Flex Developer @ TechStars Company, SocialSci

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Web Development & UX

SocialSci is a TechStars seed-funded startup located in Boston which is looking for a Ruby on Rails developer and a Flex... Details »

Community Manager, FitnessKeeper

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Marketing & Product Mgmt

Our flagship product, RunKeeper, is a great iPhone application for runners that has been downloaded well over a million times... Details »

UI Designer Developer, Endeca

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Web Development & UX

Endeca is seeking a hands-on UI designer / developer to help deliver innovative, enterprise browser-based applications... Details »

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Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Consumer Web | Internet

TaskRabbit is about solving an age-old problem: there is never enough time in the day to get it all done. With TaskRabbit,...Details »


Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Internet | Marketing & Advertising Solutions | Social Media

Shortbord is a social media advertising platform that enables brands to lease space on an individual’s social real estate...Details »


Location: Andover, MA - Categories: Infrastructure, Storage, Security | Virtualization

AppZero software virtualizes Windows and UNIX server applications for nearly instant provisioning as services across...Details »

Marathon Technologies

Location: Littleton, MA - Categories: Infrastructure, Storage, Security

With more than 2500 global customers, Marathon is the world's first provider of fault-tolerant, automated... Details »

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Apr 16 2010 - Oracle acquires Phase Forward for $685M – Waltham, MA
Apr 15 2010 - Daily Grommet raises $3.4M in funding – Lexington, MA
Apr 13 2010 - Searchandise Commerce raises $7M in funding – Beverly, MA
Apr 13 2010 - SpaceClaim raises $5M in funding – Concord, MA
Apr 12 2010 - Tap ‘n Tap raises $2.25M round of funding – Cambridge, MA
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Apr 16 2010 - Publisher: Mass High Tech - VCs seek crowdsourcing opportunities in business

Area venture capitalists are betting that crowdsourcing — the idea behind Wikipedia and open-source software... Read the story »

Apr 15 2010 - Publisher: Xconomy - Casual Games Maker WorldWinner Falls into Facebook’s Orbit

When I visited WorldWinner back in March 2008, executives at the Newton, MA-based game developer were excited about... Read the story »

Apr 15 2010 - Publisher: Innovation Economy - The report from Chirp, Twitter's first gathering of its developer ecosystem

About a thousand folks who develop applications related to Twitter gathered in San Francisco yesterday for Chirp... Read the story »

Apr 12 2010 - Publisher: Xconomy - Google’s Cambridge Office Assumes Growing Role Inside Search Giant

If you glanced at the software engineering job listings page for Google Boston, you might think that the company’s Kendall... Read the story »

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Apr 16 2010 - Blogger: Keith Cline – Founder, VentureFizz

Angus Davis – MIT Startup Bootcamp Presentation - Read »

Apr 15 2010 - Blogger: Dave Barrett – General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners

Open Source Entrepreneurship & the Virtual Founder Community - Read »

Apr 14 2010 - Blogger: Tim Rowe – CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center and Venture Partner, New Atlantic Ventures

VC Office Hours – What Sings and What Croaks? - Read »

Apr 13 2010 - Blogger: Rob Go – Senior Associate, Spark Capital

What Makes a Great Product Leader? - Read »

Apr 12 2010 - Blogger: Eric Paley – Managing Partner, Founder Collective

Fantasies and Fantasies with Money - Read »

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Apr 19 2010 - Organization name: MIT Enterprise Forum

Next Generation Electronic Payment Solutions »

Apr 19 2010 - Organization name: Boston MySQL Meetup Group

Boston MySQL April Meetup »

Apr 20 2010 - Organization name: The Kraft Group

Office Hours with Steve Schlafman, The Kraft Group »

Apr 20 2010 - Organization name: TiE Boston

The Google Effect – Wireless & New Media »

Apr 20 2010 - Organization name: DartBoston

Capitalize at Spark Capital »

Apr 21 - 23 2010 - Organization name: SOURCE

SOURCE Boston 2010 »

Apr 21 2010 - Organization name: OpenCoffee Club

OpenCoffee Cambridge »

Apr 21 2010 - Organization name: Princeton Entrepreneurs’ Network

Inaugural Social Enterprise Pitch »

Apr 21 2010 - Organization name: Chai Tech Wednesdays

Chai Tech Meetup Group »

Apr 22 2010 - Organization name: NEVCA

Office Hours at the Venture Café with Eric Paley, Founders Collective »

Apr 22 2010 - Organization name: Dogpatch Labs

Office Hours »

Apr 22 2010 - Organization name: The Capital Network

Networking for Fundraising Success »

Apr 22 2010 - Organization name: British Consulate Boston

Global Wine Tasting Event »

Apr 23 2010 - Organization name: Boston World Partnerships

Office Hours with Christopher Mirabile, Race Point Capital Group »

Apr 23 2010 - Organization name: Lean Startup Circle Boston

Lean Startup Lessons Learned (Simulcast) »

Apr 23 2010 - Organization name: National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance

VentureConnect: Boston 2010 »

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