VentureFizz's Year in Review - Top Stories on VentureFizz
2017 was a big year for Boston tech, and with the year coming to close, it's time to reflect at some of the big moments within the Boston tech scene.
Here's a look at some of the top stories on VentureFizz of 2017 in no particular order.
Tan Kabra is the founder and CEO of LaunchByte and VetX. Nina Stepanov's in-depth interview with Kabra touches upon the feline-related inspiration for VetX and what LaunchByte's "reverse angel" term means.
Soofa is a company that makes solar-powered benches and E Ink displays for cities. Co-Founder Sandra Richter tells Alex Culafi about Soofa's mission to make sustainability attractive, social, and fun.
ATG (Art Technology Group) was one of Boston's anchor tech companies before its acquisition by Oracle in 2011 for $1B. Here's a list of notable alumni in the Boston tech scene.
Emmy Linder began her career not with a startup, but in the Israeli Defense Forces. Linder shared her story with Brianne Shelley in our Lead(H)er series and spoke about her time in the military and how she became involved in Boston tech.
Boston is home to many Pet Tech companies, and each of them is providing a different kind of service to keep both owners and their furry friends happy and content. We pulled together a list of companies in this rapidly growing cluster in the Boston tech scene.
When it comes to Halloween, the Boston tech community doesn't mess around. Here's the recap of all the parties and all the amazing costumes.
Laura Bronner, the Head of Branding at EF Education First became interested in becoming an entrepreneur after attending a panel. Brianne Shelley interviewed Bronner about her career, including her other entrepreneurial pursuits and how she ended up working at EF Education First.
With five consecutive years of record growth, Turbonomic is the very definition of hyper-growth. One reason for this is its continuously evolving sales model. Steve Corndell, Turbonomic’s General Manager and Vice President of Commercial Sales, told us exactly how they did it.
Catalant Vice President of Sales Jim McInerny is a pro at building sales teams. We asked him to give us the lowdown on how he builds a team – and each new salesperson – from scratch.
Clara Vu, the VP of Engineering at Veo Robotics, turned her love for mathematics into a career involving robotics, including working on the ever-popular iRobot Roombas. Brianne Shelley's in-depth profile tells an interesting story, as Vu gives some advice to recent graduates.
Michelle Heath interviewed five of Boston's top CMOs where she gots lots of advice, tips, and tricks for B2B marketers. Everything from KPIs to the tools they are using.
In collaboration with the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA), VentureFizz is interviewing nominees for the 5th Annual NEVYs. Our first interview is with Rising Star VC nominee Payal Agrawal Divakaran, Principal at .406 Ventures.
Sometimes the pivot works, sometimes it doesn’t. In Privy’s case, the pivot has let to game-changing growth. VentureFizz connected with company founder and CEO, Ben Jabbawy, about Privy's successful turnaround.
Mira Wilczek is the CEO of Cogo Labs, one of the leading startup accelerators in Boston. In the latest edition of the Lead(H)er series, Brianne Shelley spoke with Wilczek and learned how she first got into the tech world, including working as an "ethical hacker" for IBM.
Molecular was a leading internet consulting firm that was acquired by Isobar in 2005. The firm has left a lasting impression on the Boston tech scene, as many of its alumni are in leadership positions.
It may not be the first industry most people think of, but Boston has a burgeoning AI startup scene and has a history involving the technology. Zach Winn dove deep into the AI world in Boston and detailed companies, events, and culture surrounding it.
Ed Macri is Wayfair’s Chief Product & Marketing Officer. Looking back at Macri’s background, it wasn’t a typical career path which got him to this leadership role at one of the world’s largest eCommerce companies.
Netra is a visual intelligence company that uses cutting-edge image recognition and artificial intelligence technologies to help brands understand and target customers. CEO Richard Lee shares the story behind Netra, including being apart of Techstars and having some assistance from Mark Cuban.
Seismic is one of many companies in the Boston startup scene that is seeing massive growth. We interviewed Ed Calnan, its co-founder and President to learn more.
SAP has been busy. In addition to being the tech giant it is, they're also doubling down on SAP Hybris and their CaaS (Commerce as a Service) platform. We sat down with SAP's Charles Nicholls, Wendy LaHaye, and Steve Brown to learn more about what they've been up to.