Startups & Apps

Boston

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…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Boston

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…

Startups & Apps

Boston

How This Smartphone App Could Make Roads Safer To Drive

By | Jan 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Driving and smartphones don’t have a good relationship. Whenever the two are placed in the same sentence it’s usually to warn drivers about the irrefutable danger of using your smartphone behind the wheel. It is, therefore, refreshing to hear a positive news story …

SaaS

Boston

How ruxit Became the “Un-startup”

By | May 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm

When you think of a startup you probably imagine an old office building with lots of Ikea furniture. Maybe there are a bunch of early twenty-somethings eager to change the world, living off ramen, and anxiously awaiting the next opportunity to pitch their great…

Tips & How To’s

Boston

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…

Partnership

Boston

Fit Lose It! Partners with Rise to Help You Get Fit

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

As someone who’s been dealing with weight issues for over a decade (The struggle is real), I can confidently say that staying fit requires work. If you want to lead a healthy life, you have to put the fries down and get moving. You also…

Venture Capital

Boston

You Can Win $50,000 if You Provide a New Name for This VC Firm

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Back in October of last year, the Cambridge, MA-based Atlas Venture announced that it would be splitting up its healthcare and IT teams into two groups. At the time, the VC firm stated that its healthcare division would continue to use its current name,…

Profiles

Boston

She Cofounded a Startup While Trying to Cure Cancer

By | Mar 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Before Boston startup Wardrobe Wake-up shut down last week, Barbra Dickerman’s daily to-do list might have looked something like this: Pick up dry cleaning Class at Harvard Pack for New York Work on curing cancer Founding a startup and going to Harvard are probably…

Gear & Gadgets

Boston

TarDisk: MacBook Storage Expansion That’s Bigger on the Inside

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Sometimes 256 GB or 512 GB of hard drive space simply isn’t enough. Despite our initial expectations for how much memory we’ll need, human error persists – the extent of our predictions can only go so far. And, while external hard drives exist to help…

Mobile

Boston

Disrupting Ads and Alerts: Discover Howler

By | Feb 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Howler platform is designed to spread the word about small businesses. When Tech Cocktail’s Mixer and Startup Showcase visited Boston late last year, the Howler team won the Reader’s Choice award for best showcasing startup. And now, they’ve announced that …

Acquisition

Boston

Contactive, Maker of Klink, Acquired by ThinkingPhones

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

This morning, the Cambridge, MA-based ThinkingPhones, which specializes in Cloud-based communications, announced its acquisition of the New York, NY-based Contactive and its sales productivity platform Klink.  The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed. “The …

Business

Boston

Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the …

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Boston

Boston EdTech Startup CampusTap Closes 500K Seed Round

By | Jan 11, 2015 at 6:50 pm

CampusTap, the private social platform for colleges, recently announced in a press release that they have fulfilled their 500K seed round of funding. The round was led by several Boston angel investors including Douglas Leighton at Dutchess Capital and Bob DeMaria, Partner at …

B2B

Boston

SpeechBooth Launches Self-Sufficient Video Message Platform for the Perfect Wedding

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 11:01 am

The Boston, MA-based startup SpeechBooth has launched an app-based video message recording unit for major events, like weddings, business conferences, retirement parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. The idea is to make events memorable through video, without having to hire a …

Funding

Boston

Smarter Home Startup Sense Labs, Inc Raises $2.5M in Funding

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Cambridge-based startup Sense Labs has raised $2.5 million in equity funding, according to a recent regulatory filing. The company builds devices that analyzes the electrical use in your home that can be monitored on your smartphone. This announcement comes just in time for …

Business

Boston

Knovio Adds Personal Narration to Your Multimedia Content

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

KnowledgeVision Systems, an industry leader in multimedia online presentation technology, announced that they would be upgrading their free Knovio Mobile app with a host of new features. This new update will enable iPad users to turn photos from their camera into narrated …

Accelerator

Boston

Final Showcase of Top Consumer Startups

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

For consumer-facing startups, there’s no larger validation than having consumers actually purchasing and using your products or services. Hence goes the primary premise behind Startup Rounds, a hybrid crowdfunding platform, startup incubator, and startup competition, …