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In a Competition Between NYC and Boston Startups, Boston’s VerbalCare Reigned Supreme

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This past Wednesday, WeWork held its Fenway Fast Pitch Competition, a competition designed to determine which city is truly better: New York City or Boston? Okay, well, that wasn’t really the whole point of it, but the startup pitch competition did feature three startups from NYC and three teams from Boston, the winner of which would forever stand… Read more »



Boston Cybersecurity Company BioCatch Raises $10M Series A

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It was announced this morning that the Boston-based cybersecurity company BioCatch has raised $10 million in a Series A round of financing. The round was led by Blumberg Capital and OurCrowd, with existing investors participating in the raise. BioCatch provides behavioral authentication and threat detection solutions throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America. The company’s solutions… Read more »


Constant Contact’s Small Business Innovation Program Announces First Class of Startups

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Yesterday, Constant Contact announced the first four startups in the inaugural class of its Small Business Innovation Program, a four-month-long accelerator program created to help entrepreneurs that are aiming to scale their solutions for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Constant Contact provides email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, online survey tools to more than 600,000… Read more »


Startup Jackpot Boston Leaves Startups with Valuable Advice and a Shot at Mass Challenge

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Last Saturday, the grassroots startup competition Startup Jackpot held an event at Boston’s WeWork South Station. Fifteen startups got the opportunity to pitch their businesses for a chance at a $4,300 cash prize, a final round interview with Mass Challenge, and a spot at accelerator Boost. The winner at Startup Jackpot Boston was Drinkwell, which… Read more »




Twitter & Foursquare Founders, Execs, Investors Among Others Prove #BostonStrong Finish Boston Marathon

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Today was a big day as the Boston Marathon resumed after last year’s horrific bombing. A number of tech startup founders, investors and entrepreneurs participated, so we thought we’d show some support by pulling together some of the notable techie Boston Marathon finishers. Congrats to everyone who participated and our thoughts are with the families,… Read more »



Boston’s Numerous Academic and Institutional Resources Make it a Prime Startup Ecosystem

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Northeastern, UMass, Emerson, BU, BC, Tufts, Harvard, MIT… If you’ve ever visited Boston or have ever considered attending a college in the Boston metropolitan area, then I’m sure you’re aware that when it comes to higher ed, Boston is a powerhouse teeming with institutions. From traditional undergrad and graduate institutions to conservatories and research hospitals, the… Read more »





Boston-Based BabbaCo Acquired by Barefoot Books

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Announced today, Boston-based BabbaCo, a monthly activity box for kids, announced that it was acquired by Cambridge-based Barefoot Books.  Terms of the deal have not be disclosed. BabbaCo founder and CEO Jessica Kim, will assume the role of President at Barefoot “with the goal of growing a global community of story lovers who share our… Read more »


Looking for Happiness in 2014? Sign Up for Happier’s Life-Improvement Courses

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While the rest of the world excitingly anticipated the arrival of the new year, Boston-based Happier, Inc. announced a new way to help people lead happier lives in 2014: mobile life-improvement and wellness classes. It’s some refreshing news from the happiness and wellness company, and certainly comes at a perfect moment (New Year’s resolutions, anyone?). Happier has become… Read more »