Boston Startup Community News & Content

Croatia’s Gideon Brothers raises $31M for its 3D vision-enabled autonomous warehouse robots

Proving that Central and Eastern Europe remains a powerhouse of hardware engineering matched with software, Gideon Brothers (GB), a Zagreb, Croatia-based robotics and AI startup, has raised a $31 million Series A round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the venture and growth arm of Koch Industries Inc., with participation from DB Schenker, Prologis Ventures, […]

Jun 08, TechCrunch

The Return of Boston Tech

After social distancing on Cape Cod for 13+ months, I returned to Boston to find a very different tech community than the one I left. Gone were the coffee meetings, the meetups, collaborating at a white board, the conferences, and the after work drinks. Replacing them was Zoom, Zoom, and&

Jun 04, High Tech in the Hub

State officials, business leaders launch a new ‘hub’ to promote financial-tech startups

Business leaders have teamed up with the Baker administration to launch a partnership aimed at ensuring Massachusetts is a global leader for financial-tech startups. The initiative that’s being dubbed the “Mass. Fintech Hub” has been in the works for more than a year, as civic leaders home in on another big sector to foster in

Jun 03, The Boston Globe

Knox Financial raises $10M to take the pain out of being a landlord

We’ve all heard the phrase “passive income” to describe how people can make money by owning rental properties. Many Americans would love to passively earn money, but the process of becoming a landlord can be intimidating and complicated.  I mean, how many people have looked back and wished they hadn’t sold a property after seeing […]

Apr 19, TechCrunch

Under new leader, Boston group aims for a more inclusive fintech

FinTech Sandbox’s new focus includes environmental, social and governance, or ESG, investing — three letters becoming more and more popular with the Fidelitys and State Streets of the world. But executive director Kelly Fryer wants to go beyond that, seeking out entrepreneurs who, through technology, want to make financial services more accessible to underserved populations.

Feb 11, Boston Business Journal

Inside Mendoza Ventures’ hands-on VC approach

Five years ago, Boston’s fintech scene was barely getting off the ground. Meetups were small, investors were few, and the investors who did write checks to early-stage startups often ended their involvement after that. For husband-and-wife entrepreneurial pair Adrian and Senofer Mendoza, it was a clear gap in the market. The two founded venture capital

Feb 10, BostInno

Nexthink nabs $180M Series D on $1.1B valuation

We often hear about companies working to improve the customer experience, but for IT their customers are the company’s employees. Nexthink, a late-stage startup that wants to help IT serve its internal constituents better, announced a $180 million Series D today on a healthy $1.1 billion valuation. The firm, which was founded in Lausanne, Switzerland

Feb 08, TechCrunch

Nic Carter’s Castle Island Ventures Closes $50M Investment Fund

Castle Island Ventures, the early-stage crypto fund helmed by Nic Carter and Matt Walsh, has raised $50 million for its second fund. “We believe that public blockchains are a transformative technology and will change the way that we interact with money, value transfer, trusted third parties and even the fundamental architecture of the internet itself,”

Feb 08, CoinDesk

GetWellNetwork scoops up Docent Health

Patient engagement platform GetWellNetwork announced it has acquired patient-messaging company Docent Health for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, GetWellNetwork will be able to offer Docent Health’s tool as a combined offering with its other services. The messaging service uses artificial intelligence to message patients about their care. Additionally, its platform is able to collect

Jan 28, MobiHealthNews

Flywire is reportedly planning an IPO at $3B valuation

Flywire Corp. is not the only tech company in Boston that is rumored to go public this year. Data market research firm PitchBook included AI company DataRobot Inc. and cybersecurity provider Cybereason Inc. in its IPO pipeline predictions.

Jan 25, Boston Business Journal