March 27, 2011

VentureFizz - Boston's Weekly Tech Buzz (Mar 21st - Mar 27th)





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Buzz from the Week: Mar 21st – Mar 27th

The TechStars Boston spring program recently kicked off. Scott Kirsner got the inside scoop on the companies participating. The list includes: EverTrue,, GrabCad, HelpScout, Kinvey, Memrise, Promoboxx, SircleIT, Scout EP/Strohl Medical Devices, Spill, and The Tap Lab. Check out the details on all the companies by clicking here.

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Marketing Specialist, Optaros

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

Optaros is seeking an ambitious and energetic Marketing Specialist who will work closely with our Director of Marketing in developing and driving the execution... Details »


Senior Engineer / Architect, Open Mile

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Software Engineering / QA

Open Mile is disrupting the $60 billion truckload transportation brokerage industry. The company is creating the first end-to-end automated transportation brokerage…Details »


Advertising Operations Coordinator, ChoiceStream

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Other

ChoiceStream seeks an energetic Advertising Operations Coordinator to provide ongoing campaign management and operational support for ChoiceStream’s online advertising...Details »


Software Engineering Manager, Endeca

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Software Engineering / QA

We are looking for a dynamic candidate to provide consulting and training services to ensure the successful implementation of our professional services automation solution... Details »


Lead Engineer, Birchbox

Location: New York, NY - Categories: Software Engineering / QA

Birchbox is a disruptive eCommerce company that is changing the way women discover and buy beauty (and lifestyle) products online. We combine a subscription service... Details »


Senior Software Quality Engineer, ChoiceStream

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Software Engineering / QA

The Senior Quality Engineer will collaborate closely with the Development team while utilizing strong automation and test skills in an Agile environment. Responsibilities...Details »

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Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Enterprise Software

Venture backed Boston-area software company started by experienced, successful entrepreneurs. The company's products and services will streamline processes, bring...Details »


Location: Woburn, MA - Categories: Enterprise Software | Retail

geoVue is the leading provider of location optimization and modeling solutions for retail, restaurant and service-based chains and franchises seeking to maximize return...Details »


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

ItsMyURLs is an online service that simplifies your complete online presence by supplying our users with one central location that they post all of their social network...Details »


Location: Waltham, MA - Categories: Data Mgmt / Business Intelligence | Enterprise Software

Sonamine is an enterprise software company. We sell software that is used to analyze networks. An example of a network is the call graph of a medium sized mobile...Details »

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Mar 25 2011 - LocaModa raises $1.7M in funding – Cambridge, MA
Mar 24 2011 - PerkinElmer acquires CambridgeSoft – Cambridge, MA
Mar 23 2011 - Gemvara raises $15M in funding – Lexington, MA
Mar 23 2011 - Viewfinity raises $1.9M in funding – Waltham, MA
Mar 23 2011 - SensAble Technologies raises $2M in funding – Wilmington, MA
Mar 22 2011 - JitterJam acquired by Meltwater – Bedford, NH
Mar 21 2011 - CloudFloor raises over $3M in funding – Waltham, MA
Mar 21 2011 - Cloud Technology Partners acquires Global Green Consulting Group – Boston, MA
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Mar 27 2011 - Publisher: Innovation Economy - How to land a top spot on Google is a mystery wrapped in an enigma

In ye olden days, the Yellow Pages were what mattered to businesses. And the alphabet reigned. If you wanted to be listed first in your category, you named your company... Read the story »

Mar 24 2011 - Publisher: Innovation Economy - TechStars Boston 2011: Who Got In

A dozen start-ups moved into the new TechStars Boston digs in Kendall Square last week — which feel a bit starchy and corporate for a program that aims to churn out radical... Read the story »

Mar 23 2011 - Publisher: Xconomy - Gemvara Sparkles with $15M Series C, Leads Way in Mass Customization of Jewelry

Gemvara, the Lexington, MA-based online jewelry customization startup, announced today it has pinned down a $15 million Series C funding round. The financing was led by London.... Read the story »

Mar 22 2011 - Publisher: Mass High Tech - Zipcar warns of Japan quake risk in IPO

Cambridge IPO candidate Zipcar Inc. this morning issued a warning to potential investors following the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, noting that the...Read the story »

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Mar 25 2011 - Blogger: Bijan Sabet – General Partner, Spark Capital

Does your company culture allow mistakes - Read »

Mar 24 2011 - Blogger: Lee Hower – Partner & Co-Founder, NextView Ventures

In Search of True Believers - Read »

Mar 23 2011 - Blogger: Chip Correra – CTO, Clovr Media

Innovate Quickly - Read »

Mar 22 2011 - Blogger: Chuck Goldman – Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Apperian

Trying to Stay Sane at Mobile Madness - Read »

Mar 21 2011 - Blogger: Paul Barrett – President, WirelessESP

Highlights from MassTLC’s Mobile Cluster Seminar: Mobile Devices and Platforms - Read »

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Mar 28 2011 - Organization name: Mobile Monday Boston

DrinksOnTap »

Mar 28 2011 - Organization name: MassChallenge

Amherst UnPanel »

Mar 29 2011 - Organization name: MITX

Gamification: Level Up Your User Experience »

Mar 30 2011 - Organization name: OpenCoffee Club

OpenCoffee Cambridge »

Mar 30 2011 - Organization name: The Capital Network

Transitioning from Seed to Venture Capital »

Mar 30 2010 - Organization name: MassChallenge

UnTapped »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: Boston BizSpark

Investors review, SaaS Startup Pricing »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: MITX

Women’s history month coffee hour with Elisabeth Bentel Carpenter, Brightcove »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: URES

The University Research & Entrepreneurship Symposium 2011 »

Mar 31 2010 - Organization name: Mass Technology Development Corporation

Open Office Hours »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: Dogpatch Labs

Office Hours »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: The Venture Café

The Venture Café in Session »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: The Capital Network

UpStart Rountable at the Venture Café »

Mar 31 2010 - Organization name: Northeastern Entrepreneurship Club

The Launch of the Real Social Network »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: Boston Business Journal

Evening of Networking with the BBJ, Russo Marine, and AccessSportAmerica »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: Mass High Tech

New York – New England: Competitors or Collaborators »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: MasChallenge

MBAs & Entrepreneurs »

Mar 31 2010 - Organization name: MassChallenge

Worcester UnPanel »

Mar 31 2011 - Organization name: Fleishman-Hillard

Austin 2 Boston: Sharing Learning from SXSW »

Apr 1 2010 - Organization name: Mass Innovation Nights

Innovation Breakfast »

Apr 1 2011 - Organization name: Boston Millennia Partners

Millennia Partners Fridays »

Apr 1 2011 - Organization name: The Capital Network

Hands-on QuickBooks Workshop for Entrepreneurs »

Apr 1 2011 - Organization name: Bain Capital Ventures

Office Hours »

Apr 2 2011 - Organization name: ProductCamp

ProductCamp Boston »

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