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Tips & How To’s

Tricks of the Trade Every Startup Should Follow

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm

This isn’t one of those startups lists you’ve already read 100 times. I’ll admit, seeing another 10 Things Every Founder Should Know with the same  1. Team, 2. Founder Vesting, 3. Ship Fast would drive me insane, too. Instead, I wanted to share a…

Entrepreneur

University’s “Shark Tank” Empowers Students

By | Oct 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

As an undergraduate with a business idea, founding a company can be very difficult. Accumulating the right press, gaining funding and traction, and growing an audience (while battling a sea of existing competition) is almost impossible – especially when you’re drafting your business plan…

Announcements

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to Boston

By | Oct 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their 7 global accelerator…

Facebook

Facebook Rescinds Internship Offer After Student Exposes Privacy Flaws

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

A Harvard student was rescinded an internship offer at Facebook after it exposed a major privacy flaw in Messenger. The report comes from Boston.com and says three months ago, Harvard undergraduate Aran Khanna had the coveted Silicon Valley internship offer taken away after he…

Marketplace

3 Reasons Why Ecommerce Startups Are Moving Offline

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Some of the most funded, fastest growing startup brands, including Warby Parker, Bonobos, Birchbox, Etsy, Rent the Runway, and Harry’s, who all started online-only, are moving their stores offline and opening up independent brick-and-mortar locations. What are the top three reasons these ecommerce startups…

Reports & Rankings

The Top 20 Startup Ecosystems by Percentage of Female Founders

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

The top 20 startup ecosystems in the world average 18 percent female founders, Compass’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 reported last week – an improvement from 2012’s numbers but still nowhere near a gender balance. Chicago had the highest percentage of female founders in…

SaaS

Ruxit Shows the World a Different Side of Artificial Intelligence

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

For better or worse, people are innovating with artificial intelligence (AI) a lot these days. To that end AI has become more main stream, hitting both consumer technologies and enterprise level companies equally even though some have big reservations about it. Ruxit has made…

Startups & Apps

Wanderu Ground Travel Startup Has Caught the Eye of Richard Branson

By | Jul 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm

A Boston based startup is trying to turn millennials on to the idea of traveling by train and bus. Wanderu has spent the last two years helping people compare train and bus options, and subsequently book travel, in the easiest and most convenient way…

Funding

Boston’s Salsify Raises $16.6M Series B Omnichannel Content Platform

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

This morning, the Boston, MA-based Salsify – a leading SaaS, omnichannel content platform that allows easy and seamless creation and exchange of product content between manufacturers and retail partners – announced that it had raised $16.6 million in Series B funding. This recent round…

Product Launch

California Man Wins $50,000 After Naming This Venture Firm

By | Jun 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Back in March, we reported on a competition held by the Cambridge, MA-based Formerly Known as Atlas (FKA) Venture – the tech investment arm of Atlas Venture – aimed at at helping the venture firm firm find a new name for itself. Well, this…

Funding

Big Data Consulting Startup Experfy Raises $1.5M to Compete with Deloitte, McKinsey

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Boston, MA-based Big Data and analytics consulting marketplace startup, Experfy, announced earlier today that it has raised a $1.5 million seed round of funding. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the round was led by XPRIZE chairman and CEO Peter Diamandis. The…

Celebrate Startup Tour

CallRed and zakipoint health Win Boston’s Startup of the Year

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hot on the heels of our Celebrate 2015 announcement, we are happy to bring you the news of the latest winners on the Celebrate Startup Tour. Monday night in Boston, the startup community came out to District Hall to mix and mingle and vote…

Ecosystems

Boston Startup Quorum Wins ‘Live Free in DC’ Startup Competition

By | May 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Last month, the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership (WDCEP) accepted applications from startups for its Live Free in D.C. competition – a contest aimed at giving one lucky startup the ability to live and work in the nation’s capital at zero cost. Yesterday, it was…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is Boston’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The Boston startup ecosystem is a powerful force to be reckoned with. Just ask the folks at Howler, who happen to be 2014’s Reader’s Choice winners, who told us that Boston is “very welcoming to all startups.” As a result of the victory in the…

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