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Mass Innovation Nights event highlights black tech founders

Katia Powell, a self-described “nutrition geek” with a background in biology and health policy, saw a problem in existing nutrition and dieting programs that failed to address cultural issues for women of color. So she founded Black Girls Nutrition, a digital health company that guides and connects those who want to improve their diet without

Jun 21, The Bay State Banner

Owl Labs unveils a new conferencing device

What would it look like if iRobot and HubSpot had a baby? Perphaps something like the 11-inch, Owl-shaped remote conferencing device released Wednesday by a Somerville company led by alumni of the two heavy-hitters. Owl Labs is now selling its $799 Meeting Owl , which in addition to its convincing approximation of its namesake, is

Jun 21, The Boston Globe

Cybereason raises $100M from SoftBank to ‘dominate’ cybersecurity market

Cybereason Inc., a Boston-based cybersecurity startup founded by a former member of the Israeli military’s elite intelligence unit, said Wednesday that it raised $100 million in new funding from SoftBank Corp. The Series D round of funding comes from a subsidiary of the Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Group Corp., which has been aggressively investing in

Jun 21, Boston Business Journal

Boston as the Hub of Cybersecurity

I certainly wouldn’t be the first to declare that the cybersecurity industry is booming. But I am willing to wager that Boston is positioning itself to be the leader. The cybersecurity space is crowded and incredibly dynamic. On one side of the market, you have the legacy players trying to adapt to new technologies, and […]

Jun 21, Xconomy

Localytics Replaces CEO with Oracle Vet as Company Becomes Cash-Flow Positive

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for Localytics, a Boston mobile engagement software provider that is one of the more notable companies to come out of the Techstars startup accelerator.

Localytics announced on Tuesday it has…

Jun 20, BostInno

From clicks to bricks: Online shoe site M.Gemi to open Boston store

You can’t have too many shoes. Or enough venture capital. At least if you are trying to do what Ben Fischman is trying to do. Fischman, a serial entrepreneur whose first startup was the Lids baseball cap chain, has raised $16 million for his latest venture, M.Gemi, a Boston-based online retailer that sells high-end Italian-made

Jun 20, The Boston Globe

LogMeIn & Oracle Alums Raise $1M to Turn Amazon S3 into ‘Smart Object Storage’

If you’ve been looking for better ways to process, discover and query data from your Amazon S3 cloud storage, there’s a new startup in the Boston area that might just have what you’re looking for.

Chaos Sumo, a provider of “smart object…

Jun 20, BostInno

How to Vet & Work With Your Cofounder [Traction #43: Wayne Chang & Jeff Seibert]

Wayne Chang and Jeff Seibert are the cofounders of Crashlytics, which Twitter acquired in 2013. Today, as angel investors, they see dozens of entrepreneurs every quarter, and they’ve joined the show today to help us answer some tough questions: How should you structure communication with your cofounder? How do you work through difficult decisions, especially […]

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Jun 20, NextView Ventures

FTC Moves To Halt Proposed Merger Between DraftKings And FanDuel

The FTC says the combined organization would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily fantasy sports contests.

Jun 19, WBUR

PillPack unveils new products, eyes $100M in sales this year

Somerville-based PillPack Inc., a medicine delivery startup that has raised more than $118 million to date, has unveiled new software and an at-home pill-dispensing device it hopes will lay a foundation for the next stage of the company’s growth. Since its founding in 2013, PillPack has been focused on simplifying life for people who have

Jun 16, Boston Business Journal