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…

Startups & Apps

DigitalX Brings Mobile Payments to Underserved Markets

By | Jun 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm

In many parts of the developing world mobile payments and transfers are not only more widely accepted, they were well ahead of the game on initial implementation. When mobile payments first launched in Kenya in 2007, it was as simple as a credit system…

Enqos – Tower V1

News

MassChallenge Announces 128 Finalist Startups for 2016

By | May 19, 2016 at 11:45 am

MassChallenge, one of the leading startup-friendly accelerators in the Boston area, has released their roundup of 128 participating startups for this year. The 128 startups listed represent nine countries and sixteen U.S. states, will go through MassChallenge’s four-month program. Not only will participation guarantee…

Reports & Rankings

Boston, Denver, San Diego Among Cities to Succeed in Digital Economy

By | May 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

There is an ongoing argument about the state of innovation in the United States. Some would argue that it’s dying a slow death, while others would argue that it’s growing and evolving and we’re becoming more innovative than ever before. It’s hard to measure innovation in…

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A Harvard student was rescinded an internship offer at Facebook after it exposed a major privacy flaw in Messenger.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…

News

Best Tech Professionals Honored at Boston Timmy Awards

By | Apr 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

The key to success is a little competition. Whether it’s the Golden State Warriors striving to beat the all-time record for wins in a season or competing with your coworkers in the annual Swivel Chair Toss Championships, trying to win is what creates greatness….

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…

Announcements

MIT Team Wins Hyperloop Pod Design Competition

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

In addition to testing reusable rockets, SpaceX is also coming up with innovative ideas that could affect our everyday lives here on the ground. The company recently held a competition where teams could submit pod designs for Hyperloop, a super high-speed public transportation concept. The competition took place…

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…

Startups & Apps

Panorama’s Growth Exemplifies Current Boom in Edtech

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 10:08 am

Edtech has been killing it over the past year. Just last month we brought you news of edtech giant Blackboard expanding their DC presence with a new 71,000 square-foot office. And we’re constantly learning about new edtech startups that are launching into the market and…